Volleyball Takes Down Brown In Three Sets

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NEW YORK, N.Y.- The Penn women's volleyball team made quick work of Brown, dispatching the Bears in three sets on Friday evening in Providence to improve to 2-0 in the Ivy League.

The Quakers hit a season high .347 to go along with 48 kills and 55 digs in an impressive all-around performance. Penn won the first set 25-17, the second 25-20 and closed out the match with a dominating 25-9 victory. Freshman Lauren Martin hit .571 with a team-high 15 kills, while junior Madison Wojciechowski registered 20 digs.

In the first set, Brown jumped out to the early 5-1 lead, prompting a Penn timeout. The Red and Blue regrouped, scoring five of the next six point to even the set at six. After trading a couple points, the Quakers took charge, going on a 10-1 run, highlighted by three consecutive kills from junior setter Megan Tryon. The Red and Blue took the 18-9 advantage before the two teams once again played even with Penn taking the set 25-17.

The Quakers and Bears were back and forth through the first half of the second set, drawing even at ten, 13 and 14. A Julia Swanson kill gave the Red and Blue a15-14 lead and started of a 5-1 run which put Penn out in front 19-15. Brown wouldn't get any closer than four the rest of the way, as the Quakers took it 25-20.

In the final set Penn left no doubt, opening with six straight points and going up 11-1 before a kill by the Bears pushed the lead back into single digits. Brown got no closer than seven (14-7) for the remainder of the set. The Quakers ended the match with an 8-1 run capped off by Anne Magnuson's kill to end the match.

Tryon had one of the best all-around performances of her career, with 39 assists, five kills, six digs, two service aces and two block assists in the victory. Swanson added six kills and 11 digs for a Penn defense which held Brown to a 0.029 attack percentage and 21 kills.

With the win, the Quakers improved to 11-4 overall, their best start since opening up the 2003 season 16-4. Penn returns to action tomorrow at 4 p.m. to take on defending conference champion Yale. Live stats are available for the game by clicking here.

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