CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- For the second day in a row, the University of Pennsylvania volleyball team hasswept aside an Ivy League foe. This time, it was Harvard that fell, 3-0, at the Malkin Athletic Center.
Cara Thomason racked up 14 kills while Laura Black added 10, and Linda Zhang set 43 assists as the Quakers (8-12, 5-4) dropped the Crimson (3-17, 0-10 Ivy) in three games, 30-24, 30-23, and 30-26. Harvard dropped its ninth straight match, while Penn won its second in a row.
The Penn defense played Harvard tough, posting 87 total digs. Five different Quakers had double-digit digs, including Elizabeth Hurst's 22 and Thomason's 17. Penn also had 19 total blocks.
Penn got off to a fast start, leading the first two-thirds of game one. Harvard fought back, however, taking the lead at 23-22 before Penn hit an 8-1 rally to win the game. The Quakers never trailed the rest of the match as they cruised to their fifth Ivy League victory of the season.
Penn continues its five-game road trip next Friday when it visits Brown at 7 p.m.