PHILADELPHIA - The Penn women's volleyball team begins its season as the Quakers host the Big 5 tourney this Friday and Saturday, September 4-5 at the Palestra.
La Salle, Temple and Villanova will join Penn in the four-team tournament. Play begins Friday afternoon when the Explorers of La Salle face off against Big East foe Villanova at 4 p.m. At 7 p.m., Penn plays its first match of the season as the Red and Blue square off against Temple.
The tournament continues on Saturday as each team plays two matches. Temple and La Salle open play at 10 a.m. and are followed by Temple and Villanova at 1:30 p.m.
Penn plays the final two matches of the day, facing off against La Salle at 4 p.m. and finishing the tournament against Villanova at 7 p.m.
Villanova comes into the weekend with an unblemished 4-0 record, while Temple is 1-2 and La Salle has a 1-3 record thus far. Over the past three seasons, the Red and Blue are 5-2 against Big 5 foes, going 3-0 against La Salle, 1-0 against Temple and 1-2 versus Villanova.
Live stats will be available for every match of the weekend by clicking on the live stats link at the top right of www.PennAthletics.com.