Volleyball Sweeps Dartmouth to Win Fourth Straight

HANOVER, N.H. – The University of Pennsylvania volleyball team made it four wins in a row on Friday night, sweeping Dartmouth (25-18, 25-17, 25-12) to improve to 2-0 in the Ivy League this season. The Quakers jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first set and never looked back, tallying their second-consecutive sweep and fifth of the season.

The Quakers, who are now 8-6 overall, were led offensively by the senior duo of Alexis Genske and Jasmine DeSilva. The outside hitters combined for 17 kills, half of the Quakers’ total for the night. DeSilva hit a team-best .333. Classmate Ronnie Bither was once again in on the action, dishing out a team-high 29 assists. Bither ranks second in the Ivy League, averaging 9.37 assists per set.

On the defensive side of the ball, sophomore Michelle Pereira racked up a team-high 10 digs. Genske also contributed nine digs and a squad-high eight block assists.

For Dartmouth, it was reigning Ivy League Player of the Week Emily Astarita (11 kills) leading the way for a team that hit -0.041 for the match. Stacey Benton registered a squad-best 19 assists, to go along with five digs.

The Quakers will look to keep the momentum going tomorrow night at Harvard. Penn and the reigning Ivy League co-champions are set for a 5 p.m. first serve.


Download: Penn-Dart Box.pdf