Volleyball Earns Seventh Straight Victory, 3-0

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PHILADELPHIA – The Penn volleyball team won its seventh consecutive match Saturday with a 3-0 victory over Dartmouth (30-20, 30-19, 30-20). Junior Kathryn Turner had 15 kills and no errors as the Quakers (16-7, 9-2) completed the season sweep of the Big Green.

In the first game, the Quakers benefited from six kills from Turner. Taking just eight shots, Turner had a .750 hitting percentage for the game. Penn also got four kills from freshman Julia Swanson as they ran out and hid from the Big Green, winning 30-20. Freshman Megan Tryon aided the cause with three service aces.

The second game was even more of a dominating effort for Penn, as they pulled away to a 30-17 victory. Turner had her second consecutive errorless game, pounding home four kills on five shots for an .800 percentage. Meanwhile, senior Anna Shlimak and sophomore Natalie Drucker added three kills each. Shlimak, senior Linda Zhang, and Tryon each had service aces to give the team an impressive six through the first two games of the match. The Quakers also impressed on defense, where senior Laura Black and Drucker each had two block assists in the game, while Turner and Swanson added one each.

Although the Big Green did not back down, Penn was relentless in the third game and once again prevented Dartmouth from topping 20 points. Turner completed an errorless match with five kills on nine attempts to finish with a .682 hitting percentage. She added two service aces in the final game. Shlimak and Swanson added four kills each in the game to finish with 10. Tryon added two more service aces to finish with six of the team’s 11 aces.

The Quakers are back in action next weekend as they wrap up their road schedule with trips to Yale on Friday night and Brown on Saturday afternoon.