Volleyball Plays Host to Brown, Yale This Weekend

PHILADELPHIA - The Penn volleyball team continues its Ivy League schedule this weekend with matches against Brown tonight at 7 p.m. and Yale tomorrow at 4 p.m. at the Palestra. Penn (8-6, 2-1) will be playing at home for the last time until November 2.

Penn has found success at home, going 4-1 at the Palestra thus far this season. Last weekend, the Quakers knocked off Cornell, the defending Ivy League champion, and Columbia in consecutive sweeps. Junior Kathryn Turner earned Ivy League Player of the Week honors for her performance over the weekend, which included 26 kills and just one error for a .625 hitting percentage.

The weekend's first opponent, Brown, sits at 2-11 overall, 0-3 and in last place in the Ivy League. Like Penn, their leading hitter is a freshman, Megan Toman, who has registered 159 kills thus far this season. Another freshman, Danielle Vaughan, leads the team in hitting percentage at .257.

After playing Princeton Friday, the Yale Bulldogs will come to the Palestra. Currently, they are tied with the Quakers are 2-1 in the Ivy League and sit at 8-4 overall. Sophomore Alexis Crusey leads Yale with 158 kills, while senior Kali Nelson tops the Bulldogs with a .293 hitting percentage.

After the weekend, the Quakers will embark on a five-game road trip before returning home November 2 to play Harvard.