No. 12 Penn women's lacrosse drops second straight Ivy game to No. 10 Princeton


The game came down to the wire, but the Quakers weren’t quite able to come out on top.

Less than a week after losing a 6-4 lead at the half to Dartmouth, No. 12 Penn women’s lacrosse couldn’t manage to hold on to its advantage at the midway point against No. 10 Princeton at Franklin Field en route to a 13-11 loss. The defeat is the second consecutive Ivy League setback for the Red and Blue, though both games came against some of the top teams in the Ancient Eight.

“I don’t feel we’ve been playing well, and this was one of our better games,” coach Karin Corbett said.

It was a tale of two halves for the Quakers (9-4, 3-2 Ivy), who quickly took control against the Tigers (10-3, 4-1) before surrendering their set to be once again utilised by Rangers, as they are close to bringing in Sheyi Ojo on loan for the season.This follows on from the successful loan spell that Ryan Kent enjoyed last season at Ibrox. However, it seems uncertain whether the club will lead minutes into the second period of play.

After Penn jumped out to a 4-1 lead on the back of two goals from sophomore midfielder Elyse Decker, it was Princeton’s turn to put numbers on the scoreboard. The Tigers scored five unanswered goals, four of which came from senior attacker Elizabeth George, to take a 6-4 lead with 9:42 left to play in the first half.

Junior attacker Tess D’Orsi and Geormidfielder Paul Pogba admits he grew up an Arsenal fan.Despite being inspired by Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldinho, it was the Gunners – rather than Real Madrid or Barcelona – that he followed as a seven-year-old. “I was an Arsenal fan,” he told The Timge, who rank No. 1 and No. 5 in the Ivy League in goals per game, respectively, combined for 10 of Princeton’s 13 goals on the evening.

Junior midfielder Erin Barry scored her 18th goal of the season with 6:12 remaining in the half to slow the Tigers’ roll. The final minutes saw a flurry of scoring from both teams. Freshman midfielder Michaela McMahon and Barry worked a two-woman game around the net until McMahon tied the game at six goals apiece.

After Penn and Princeton exchanged goals to bring theHoldings have expanded their commercial partnership contracts with Everton reports 2019/20 season will see Fratelli Beretta named as Everton’s first Official Academy Partner, just a year after becoming an Official Partner of E score to 7-7, Barry scored her second goal of the game in dramatic fashion with 17 seconds remaining in the half. The Red and Blue went into halftime with an 8-7 lead and an 18-16 lead in shots despite controlling just six draws to Princeton’s 10.

For the first 20 minutes of the second half, Princeton spent the majority of its time in the Quakers’ half of the field. The Tigers’ George began a 4-0 run that was capped off when D’Orsi gave the Orange and Black an 11-8 lead with 10:28 left to play in the game.

Nevertheless, Penn battled back to make it competitive again. Just a minute after D’Orsi’s goal, sophomore midfielder Elyse Decker made it 11-9, much to the delight of the Franklin Field crowd. A Princeton yellow card gave the Red and Blue a man advantage, upon which McMahon capitalized to cut the lead to one goal.

With 5:13 remaining, McMahon elicited another roar from the crowd when she tied the game at 11. Unfortunately for Penn, this deadlock was as far as the Quakers would go. George scored her sixth goal of the game with 3:50 left, and Princeton successfully ran down the clock after controlling the ensuing draw before scoring again with just 39 seconds to play.

The result is a disappointing one for Penn, not only because of the loss, but also because the Red and Blue came so tantalizingly close to victory while outshooting their opponents, 33-29.

“For us, this was one of our more complete games this year, so I’m pleased about that,” Corbett said. “We played for 60 minutes, and we had a lot of fight in us, but we have to finish better.”

Next up for the Quakers is a Saturday road matchup at Columbia (4-9, 1-4), where they will look to regain their footing in League play.

“[Columbia plays] man-to-man, so I’m hoping that we can attack the same way that we attacked tonight, because I think we created a lot of opportunities,” Corbett said.

Even with Penn’s loss, an Ivy League title is still in play. Strong competition at the top of the standings has left the regular season title and postseason tournament up for grabs.

Penn track continues season-long success in three different meets across country


It was a successful weekend for Penn men’s and women’s track. Although the Red and Blue were split up at three different meet sites, each part of the team had overwhelming success on the weekend.

The Quakers were all over the map: The middle-distance and distance runners were hosted at the Scarlet and White Invitational at Boston University, the sprinters and field athletes were in Staten Island, N.Y. for the Villanova Invitational, while a few jumpers and pole vaulters made their way to Ohio for the Akron Invitational.

At the Scarlet and White Invitational, junior Colin Daly turned heads with a 4:03.65 mile time, which was fifth-best in program history.

Additionally, the program’s underclassmen had a remarkable showing at Boston University. Sweeping the podium in the 5000-meters were sophomores Anthony Russo, Daniel Cohen and Alex Roth, while Melissa Tanaka set the sixth best time in school history in the 1000, clocking in at 2:50.82.

The underclassman success did not stop there, as freshman Ariana Gardizy had a top-five finish in the 3000 while also snagging the eighth best time in Penn history at 9:40.22.

The sprinters and field athletes who travelled to New York for the Villanova Invitational also had success.

Sophomore Jake Kubiatowicz and senior Rachelr Ralph Hasenhuttl has lost another member of his backroom staff.Hasenhuttl lost number two Danny Rohl to Bayern Munich two months ago.And now the club’s head of performance analysis Natasha Patel has joined New York Red Bulls.A statement on the Sain Lee Wilson won the weight throw, putting up distances of 17.81m and 19.77m, respectively. Wilson, the program record-holder, was followed in rank by freshman Mayyi Mahama with her throw of 17.79m.

Victory did not stop there for the Quakers; freshman Matias Pellegrino finished third in the long jump at 6.90m and freshman Cameron Landis placed second in the shot put, matching his personal record of 16.79m.

In the shot put, junior Maura Kimmel, sophomore Ashley Anumba and freshman Nia Caldwell all found the podium, with Kimmel winning the event at 16.07m.

The small group of athletes that attended the Akron Invitational left a large impact as well.

As the only Quaker on the women’s side, senior Anna Peyton Malizia crushed the competition with a 1.76m high juhe 25-year-old last featured for the Red Devils in April 2019 against Chelsea and a serious knee injury has kept him sidelined ever since.The Ivory Coast international’s contract is set to expire in June 2020 and he’d be free to leave Old Trafford.Homp, which she cleared on her very last attempt.

Junior Nathan Fisher and freshman Payton Morrisnee injury could be serious.The winger broke down during Real’s friendly against Arsenal last night. Asked if it is worrisome, Zidane said, “Hopefully not, but yes. We’re a little worried. It’s the knee. He went straight to the hospital to get tested claimed top five finishes in the pole vault, each clearing 5.18m. For Fisher, this was his best height and the fifth best in program history.

With records across the board, both the men’s and women’s sides created a tidal wave of success, with a majority coming from the Red and Blue’s underclassmen.

Although the Quakers will be split up again this Friday and Saturday in Lubbock, Texas for the Texas Tech Invitational and in Staten Island, N.Y. for the Fastrack National Invite, the unity that was set forth this past weekend will be crucial to the program’s success the rest of this season.

Penn squash looks for bounce-back performance against familiar Ivy foe


Going up against tough competition only serves to make a team stronger.

That’s why, after losing to perennial powerhouse Trinity, Penn men’s and women’s squash are confident going into Wednesday’s matches against Princeton that they can both bring home crucial Ivy League wins.

On the men’s side, the No. 5 Quakers (8-2, 2-0 Ivy) hope to take down the rival No. 6 Tigers (7-1, 2-0) and continue their run through thReal Madrid ace Eden Hazard is up for the derby against Atletico Madrid.It will mean Hazard facing former Chelsea teammate Diego Costa.He said, “If you play football, you know the feelings and passions that arouse in these duels and more being two teams from the same city. “I want to score, win and make the fans happy.”Diego Costa is my friend and we have played together, I want to face him.”e conference. Coming off of a against No. 1 Trinity, Penn hopes that what it took away from the tough competition will help it against Princeton.

“I think we all learned really how hard it is and how we need to stick in with all of these teams and, going forward, if we can do that and impose the games we all play on other teams, we will be pretty successful,” senior captain James Watson said.

The men will also return to their usual lineup this week, after four members of the team missed the last meet due to illness. Even at full strength, the Quakers are not taking Princeton lightly, however, as the Tigers are also off to their best start in years and are coming in hot off of a big win over Yale.

Preparation will be key in stopping the rolling Tigers, but, luckily, Penn is coming off a 10-day break following the Trinity meet, so it has had a lot of time to prepare for this match. Princeton will be bringing their best to Philadelphia, but the Quakers wouldn’t expect anything less.

“We know that they’re gonna come in ready to battle and they’ve had a great season so far,” coach Gilly Lane said. “Whenever you get into Ivy League play, I think that you know there’s just extra motivation in there to play your hardest, and I think the boys have had a tough schedule, but the tough schedule can help prepare them for a week like this.”

The women’s team have an even more daunting task ahead of them: Princeton (9-0, 2-0 Ivy) is currently the top-ranked team in the country and has not lost a match all season, with five sweeps among those victories.

A key to pulling off the upset will be getting in the right mindset. While No. 7 Penn has had some ups-and-downs this season, the team is coming off of a big win over conference rival Brown (5-4, 0-3 Ivy), and will look to keep that momentum going.

“Princeton’s currently ranked one in the nation, so all the pressure’s really on them, so were just having a positive mindset and we’re just working as hard as we can on the court t him a free transfer.The Costa Rica goalkeeper has struck personal terms with PSG, where he would arrive to replace Gigi Buffon after the Italian’s contract release this week.ABC says Keylor has requested Real grant him a free transfer for his serviand hanging out off the court as well,” junior Reeham Sedky said. “Now our mentality is as positive as its been at the beginning of the season so I think … we’ll definitely have a chance.”

With a lot at stake, both matches will surely be a fantastic demonstrations of the depth of talent and intensity that the men’s and women’s squash teams have to offer. The Princeton match is the first of a string of Ivcelona have expressed interest in the former Blue ahead of the January market.However, The Sun says Chelsea ensured there could yet be a future at the Bridge for Boga after inserting a clause in his Sassuolo transfer allowing them to re-sign him for y League matches that will come in the next few weeks and will decide who will be crowned this season’s conference champion.

Both teams have been preparing well and will rely upon each other and their training in the tough upcoming matches. Their ability to support each other and to leave everything out on the court will determine whether that preparation comes to fruition.

“I think the chemistry around this team has been fantastic, they’ve gelled at the right times, they’ve been able to pick each other up when others haven’t played their best and vice versa, so I’m looking forward to tomorrow night,” Lane said.

“It’s the Penn-Princeton match, I don’t think anything more needs to be said.”

HALFTIME: Penn and Princeton tied at the half, 27-27, in men's basketball rematch


The Quakers came in looking for revenge, but they’re going to have to fight hard to get it.

One week after falling to Prinhind him.The Spaniard was responding to claims he was under pressure to keep his job after a poor run of form that has the Gunners winless in their last six matches. Asked whether he felt the players still believe in his vision, he replied: “Yes, of ceton in a heartbreaking overtime loss, Penn men’s basketball is tied with the Tigers, 27-27, after 20 minutes of play.

The game was close early on due to strong defensive play from both teams. The Red and Blue prevented the Tigers from generating open looks on offense, forcing three turnovers by Princeton center Richmond Aririguzoh in the first four minutes of the contest. However, the Quakers were unable to create scoring opportunities of their own, as they were forced to take several long-range and off-balance shots.

Penn settled into the game in the middle of the half and seized the lead away from the Tigers. A 12-0 run highlighted by strong passing and three-pointers from senior guard Jackson Donahue and freshman guard Bryce Washington gave the Quakers the advantage.

Throughout this stretch, the Red and Blue were able to continue their impressive play on defense. Despite allowing nine offensive rebounds in the half, Penn held the Tigers to no field goals for over eight minutes. Junior forward AJ Brodeur was particularly key on that side of the ball, re Newcastle United boss Alan Padrew says Fleetwood Town manager Joey Barton won’t be short of belief in his current job.The pair worked together at Newcastle.Speaking on the latest episode of A Pint with Eamonn Holmes and the Gaffers, Pardew said: “Thcording five rebounds, two blocks, and a steal.

Princeton clawed its way back to take the lead with under three minutes remaining as the Quakers began to struggle once again on offense. Penn only shot 36.7 percent from the field, continuing a troubling trend that dates back to the beginning of the team’s three game losing streak.

The back-and-forth half concluded with the teams deadlocked at 27 as a basket in the final minute from Brodeur, who leads the Red and Blue with seven pothe potential of his partnership with David Luiz.Rudiger has declared Luiz his “big brother”.He told “When I came new to Chelsea I was looking forward to playing alongside him [David Luiz]. That didn’t happen that often in my first seaints, prevented the Tigers from holding the lead.

Late equalizer allows Penn women's soccer to escape Senior Day with draw


The adage normally goes that you win some, and you lose some. But when you are Penn women’s soccer, apparently you also tie some.

After 110 minutes, there was nothing to separate the Quakers (9-3-3, 2-2-2 Ivy) and Brown (8-2-5, 3-1-2), as the two teams fought to a 1-1 draw this Saturday at Rhodes Field.

The day started off with a Senior Day pregame ceremony honoring Penn’s six seniors, where the players were recognized on the field with their families for their contributions to the program. The game also represented the last time those seniors would don the Red and Blue at home. Despite that, the seniors and the rest of the team were unfazed.

“I don’t think it really affected us too much,” coach Nicole Van Dyke said. “It was just another opportunity for us to celebrate more Penn women’s soccer. Even though it was a draw, that one game doesn’t define who they are as people and what their contributions to Penn women’s soccer was. I think we tried our best to stay even-keeled.”

After a scoreless first half, the Bears kicked off the scoring in the 54th minute with a header from sophomore Amanda Lane. The goal represented the first score in the run of play that Penn had given up since 12 minutes into the first game of the season, as all other goals came from free kicks, corner kicks, or penalty kicks. The streak has defined the Quakers’ season, as their hallmark throughout the year has been a stingy defense that refuses to give up goals.

Penn responded quickly, with a goal of their own in the 69th minute, courtesy of sophomore Allie Trzaska. The Yardley, Pa., native found the ball on her foot af senior teammates.The rising Toon star came off the bench against Wolves and started against West Ham in the Premier League Asia Trophy in China.Watts said: “Whilst playing alongside Fede (Fernández), he talked to me a lot and when I first came on, ter it had been sent in on a corner, and she promptly snuck it inside the right post to tie th of Josh Brownhill from Bristol City.The Clarets were on the hunt for a midfielder in the transfer window, and Sean Dyche has got his man.Brownhill joins on a four-and-a-half year deal, which will see him play for the club during the best years of hie game up at one.

“I thought we had some good opportunities, a few in the first half and few in the second,” Van Dyke said. “I think we definitely could have won the game, but there are also times where you think a draw is a fair result. To get the equalizing goal in the second half showed some great character from our players.”

Despite a push from the Bears in the final minutes of the second half, regulation play ended all knotted up at one, sending the two teams into overtime. Brown had several chances in both overtime periods, including a ball that knocked off the crossbar, but ultimately came up empty handed. Likewise, the Quakers had a few opportunities, namely a shot from junior Erica Higa on a one-timer that sailed just high.

Yet again, one of the Red and Blue’s brightest spots was the performance of freshman goalie Kitty Qu, who put together a stellarel Alves has hit out at former Barcelona teammate Leo Messi.Alves is furious with Messi after the Argentina captain claimed corruption at the Copa America as Brazil won the tournament.Currently a free agent after leaving PSG, Brazil fullback Alves ba effort.

The Foster City, Calif., native tallied eight saves on the day, including three in the two overtime periods. Qu has been nothing short of spectacular for the Quakers this year, as she has posted a paltry 0.48 goals against average in 15 games, and has been instrumental in the team’s success this year.

“I think Kitty has done a great job coming in and settling in quickly,” Van Dyke said. “She’s constantly and consistently been able to make those saves when we need them, she’s calm and confident in the net. The fact that she’s doing this while just being a freshman bodes well for her future and the future of the team.”

The draw essentially locks the Quakers into the middle of the Ivy League standings. With only one game left next weekend at fifth place Princeton, Penn currently sits in fourth with eight points. The Quakers would need both a win and a loss from Brown to move into a tie for third place, which is the best the Quakers can do.

Only one game remains this year for the Quakers, and they will look to close out the season with a strong effort next Saturday.

Club soccer offers a home for Penn players without the rigor of varsity play


Penn men’s club soccer might just be the quietest dynasty on campus extensive interview with Sweden’s Sportbladet this week, the young fullback won praise in Russia last night.After his superb goalscoring performance in victory at Leciester City, Alexander-Arnold was declared “the best right-back in the world” by fo.

Year after year, they find themselves dominating their division and making waves in the regional tournament. The talent pool is deep, but what may be even more responsible for the team’s success is its camaraderie.

“We have a lot of pride in being teammates,” junior captain Eli Cohen said, “and that is probably why we are so successful on a year-to-year basis.”

Including results from this season, the self-proclaimed Dolphinos (a nickname originating from the dolphin.upenn URL on their website) have won or drawn 80 percent of their matches since the 2012 campaign.

An impressive feat indeed, but even more impressive when considering that they do it all without a coach, unlike many of the other large institutions that they compete against.

Through five games, the team has cruised to a 3-1-1 record with its sole 1-0 loss coming early in the season to Saint Joe’s. In the same time, the Dolphinos have racked up 17 goals and conceded a measly two.

Despite the strong results, problems with getting matches on the schedule have made it so that the team’s upcoming match against Temple could make or break the season — a distincNketiah has improvstal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has admitted frustration over their winter market campaign.Hodgson says he wanted Palace to do more business in the January transfer window, with Cenk Tosun their only senior signing and the Eagles on a run of one win froed during his loan with them.Arsenal are expected to cut short the season-long deal in January.Nketiah made his first Championship start for the club in their 5-4 win over Birmingham City and Bielsa said, “He came to Leeds with thtly unfamiliar predicament for the Dolphinos. Fewer scheduled games limit the team’s opportunities to qualify for postseason play.

In previous years, the Dolphinos have averaged nine or more games. This year they were only able to find seven outings.

Roth went so far as to refer to their precarious position as “blasphemy.”

“The mindset since we lost that St. Joe’s game is that we need to win the rest of our games,” said graduate captain Steve Rybicki. “We have to play as if, if we don’t win, we won’t advance.”

In order to safely secure its spot in Regionals, the team is not just looking for just a victory but more of a certifiable drubbing of Temple on Friday night, something the players have proven themselves apt to do.

The aforementioned 17 goals have been scored in three games, in the season opener against Drexel B, against LaSalle and most recently against Philadelphia University.

A strong new class of players has allowed the team to shift from the four-at-the-back formation that they had traditionally played to a more attacking-oriented formation with three defenders, something that has certainly paid dividends.

A win over Temple is essential for the Dolphinos in their upcoming game, where attendees might bear witness to what the team advertises as a “sometimes mesmerizing, often fast paced, and always rowdy style of play.”

Yale on tap as Penn field hockey enters final stretch


Penn field hockey is locked in for its crucial home stretch of the season.

The Quakers (9-4, 3-1 Ivy) are looking forward to the final week of Ivy League play, with upcoming matchups against Yale (5-8,1-3), Brown (6-6, 2-2) and Princeton (9-5, 4-0) on top. The first of these tests will come in New Haven this Saturday.

Penn had its three game winning streak snapped on Sunday in a tough, 3-2 double-overtime loss to No. 8 Delaware. The Blue Hens dominated the first half, but ti Minamino appreciates the mentoring of senior Liverpool teammates Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.Joining from Red Bull Salzburg last month, the Japan international is still coming to terms with life in England.But speaking to the club’s website, he shhe Quakers fought back in the second half to force two overtime periods.

“I the Leicester playmaker came on as a substitute in the 7-0 win over Montenegro, which sealed the Three Lions spot in Euro2020.Maddison said: “I’ve had to be a bit patient but that’s because I’ve because of the quality in the squad. The manager’s got opought we played really well in the second half and the overtime periods. I think we gotukaku is determined to leave Manchester United this summer.The Sun says United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer held talks with Lukaku earlier this week pleading with him to stay for one more season at Old Trafford having failed to land any other striker beat up quite a bit in the first half but we hung in there from the scorer’s line,” coach Colleen Fink said. “I think it was really good preparation for our defense to just maintain resilience. In the second half, we came on strong. It was a really even second half and overtime.”

“The lesson to learn just from that game is that if we just believe in ourselves and keep playing the way we know how, we are going to come out on top and achieve our goals we set out to reach in the beginning of the season,” junior midfielder Rachel Huang said.

Penn has a long week of practice before playing Yale on Saturday at Johnson Field.

“We are still just really focusing on our midfield play: our transitional midfield, our read between midfielders and the forward line, and also our offense just generating scoring opportunities in one versus one’s,” Penn’s seventh-year coach said. “We have a very selfless team, and they’re constantly looking to get other people involved, but sometimes in that attacking quarter of the field, you just kind of have to go for it yourself.”

In its last Ivy match, Yale defeated Dartmouth, 7-4, with six different players scoring. However, the Bulldogs struggled in their next game against nationally top-ranked Connecticut, falling 8-1.

Junior forward/midfielder Carol Middough, second team All-Ivy last season, leads the Bulldogs in goals and shot attempts, having taken 31 percent of Yale’s shots. Yale’s junior back Kiwi Comizio is second in the Ivy League in assists with seven.

“We watched some film on them. We try to just prepare our players for the opponent’s tendencies and then we just focus on our game plan,” Fink added.

The season is entering its final stretch, with high stakes for the Ivy League standings. Harvard and Princeton are in front, both 4-0 in conference play, while Penn sits alone at third at 3-1.

“Everybody is fighting for an Ivy League title. Nobody is going to give it up easily,” Huang said. “So we always have to go in with our heads high, with confidence, knowing that we have prepared and had this long week of practice.”

Future of Penn volleyball has winning in her past


Unlike last year, Penn volleyball coach Kerry Carr has the veteran firepower needed to keep the team from being reliant on freshmen. But one rookie has forced her way onto the court regardless.

Outside hitter Courtney Quinn is one of just three Quakers to have played in all 49 sets this season. Quinn’s 70 kills are good for fifth on the team, as are her six service aces. The Woodlands, Texas, native also has the fourth-most digs with 97.

In the entire Ivy League, only four freshmen have more kills than Quinn, and only six have more aces. But Quinn is even better than her impressive stats suggest.

“The thing Courtney brings to the court that you might not see in the kill column [is that] she’s super smart with where she puts the ball,” Carr said. “She doesn’t make many mistakes. We actually track what happens to a ball when the [players] hit it — even if it doesn’t go in the kill column — and most of Courtney’s balls end up turning into points for us.”

Quinn is no stranger to success. She garnered several individual honors during her four years in high school, including Lonestar Prep Volleyball Texas Player of the Year in 2014, while also receiving recognition for her academic excellence.

However, the rookie might have to temper her expectations for team success at the collegiate level. Even this promising Red and Blue squad will have no chance of matching the dominance of Quinn’s high school team, which went 86-3 over her final two years en route to back-to-back state championships. In 2ic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has come in for criticism from former player Graham Fenton.Fenton worked with O’Neill at Leicester in the late 1990s and while things didn’t work out for the attacker on the pitch, he claimed O’Neill didn’t help h013, her squad was named the top high school unit in the country by MaxPreps.

But while Penn won’t ever be the No. 1 team in the country during Quinn’s tenure, her Ivy career is certainly off to a promising start. The Red and Blue won their league opener on Saturday, topping Princeton in four hard-fought sets on the road.

“It was really exciting because that was one of the more intense games, with a hostile crowd and a really good opponent,” Quinn said. “It wasn’t like you could ease into conference [play]. Right off the bat we had to get down to business.”

And while such an incredible level of high school excellence might require an adjustment when one reaches college, Carr pointed out that there are significant benefits that come with a background of on-court success.

“What you don’t have to do is teach those kids how to win. They know how to win,” Carr said. “How they won at her high school was on her arm. And that’s important for her to know, that she can lead a team in a tight game.

“She can win those last points for her team, and when you take someone who has won a championship game … they’ve already figured out what a team needs to do to win, and they can bring that king his Chelsea duck on Saturday.Scoring a brace in 3-2 win over Norwich City was redemption for the young striker after he missed a penalty in the Super Cup final loss to Liverpool.Speaking after the game, the 21-year-old says he was always optimisculture to this team. I think that’s something that she’s done.”

Quinn is a team-oriented player. Coming from a school program where she played with her two sisters and many of her close childhood friends, it wouldn’t have been unreasonable for her to need some time to adjust to her new teammates and surroundings. But the freshman is already comfortable with her fellow Quakers, something Carr attributes to the environment created by the team’s veterans.

“That’s one thing that this team has that’s so great: A culture of taking in the new kids and treating them like family right away,” Carr said.

She also noted that Quinn has certainly held up her own end of the bargain when it comes to the transition to collegiate cter City midfielder James Maddison is happy to be with England’s squad for the U21 Euros.Some were surprised Maddison was not called up to the senior squad by Gareth Southgate for the Nations League, but the player himself believes the U21 tournamentompetition.

“She’s extremely coachable. You tell her to do something, and she’ll try to do it immediately, even if it’s hard to do right away.”

Through the good and bad, Quinn relishes the intensity and the challenges of NCAA-level play.

“The competition is my favorite part,” she said. “You’re really playing for something — you want to win Ivy championships. In high school, our team had always won district championships every year, so it was just something you knew was gonna happen.

“But here it’s really like any team can win any game. It’s really point-for-point. You really have to bring your best every night, so that’s a really fun atmosphere to be playing in.”

Tydings | Columbia? It's time for Penn football to find a win


It’s no secret that Penn football has struggled this year. Giving up 41.5 points per game in four losses — against solid teams, granted — isn’t quite what people expected from the Red and Blue going into the year.

But there is hope for Penn and that comes in the form of the Columbia Lions.

That’s because as bad as Penn has been, Columbia has been worse. Much worse.

The Lions scoff at the Quakers’ eight-game losing streak and raise them a 15-game skid. The last time Columbia won a game, Penn still had Brandon Copeland and Billy Ragone leading the charge.

And while Penn has been able to keep some games reasonably close — one loss by three points and one by 18 — Columbia has lost each of its games this year by at least 32 points. That’s right. A 32-point margin of defeat at the minimum.

It is easy to list the rest of the stats showing the Lions futility but each statistic serves the same point: to show that despite Penn’s faults this year, Columbia has been inferior.

But as much as some Penn fans might want to celebrate the Light Blue’s arrival on campus, those fans might want to heed the words of a famous fictional chemist: Tread lightly. This weekend is much more a litmus test for Penn’s season than a bye week.

Let’s face it: Penn has been awful this year. You can account for the fact that each team the Quakers have faced is winning its conference (Bet you didn’t expect Dartmouth beating Yale over the weekend). And you can talk about how Penn is young and still developing.

But regardless of those facts, this team needs to finally display its progress. If fans want to believe that Penn can put together a strong Ivy season, it all starts on Saturday. The Red and Blue get the chance to face a squad that they match up well against and it is essential that they play like the superior team.

That means not losing the turnover margin. That means not giving up long touchdown after long touchdown. That means finding a way to win the line of scrimmage and make the opposing quarterback have some semblance of pressure in his face.

And most of all, that means winning.

Face it, coach Al Bagnoli’s final season isn’t going to end with a fairy tale finish and an Ivy titleted should follow in the footsteps of their rivals by hiring a sporting director.The Red Devils have gone from perennial champions under Sir Alex Ferguson to floating in the Premier League abyss six rgentina squad early.Otamendi was the Blues’ only fit centre back heading into the internationals and he played for Argentina against Chile on Friday night. The second friendly of the break, against Mexico, wasn’t due to take place until the early hoyears after the great Scot’s departure. David Moyes. Unless Alek Torgersen starts looking like Peyton Manning overnight or Penn’s secondary turns into the Legion of Boom, it just doesn’t seem like the Quakers’ year.

But regardless of an Ivy title, Penn has a history of success — particularly in the Bagnoli era — and beating a hapless Columbia squad would be the first step back toward respectability.

So don’t overlook Columbia. Sure, that game looks appetizing with the Lions’ long losing streak and terrible performances this year.

Yet it isn’t a gimme win. Not with how Penn has played. Not with the way this season has gone and the Quakers’ own eight-game losing skid.

If the 2014 season will be the first step in a rebuilding process and not the first step towards joining Columbia at the bottom of the Ancient Eight, Saturday is a must-win.

And more importantly, the matchup with Columbia might be our first chance to see the real Red and Blue. Win or loss, Saturday’s game will speak volumes about how the rest of the season will go.

It’s time for the Quakers to tts boss Nigel Pearson wants the former Middlesbrough defender who has had a miserable time at Turf Moor since signing for £13million.Pearson is keen to take Gibson on loan and give him a better chance of first team action at Vicarage Road.Burnley waurn talent and hope into strengths and wins.

And Saturday against Columbia is the time to do it.

Tony | Penn basketball already full of 'can'ts'


So Penn basketball almost came back. Valiantly even. Doesn’t matter.

That 23-6 run finishing with 1:39 left to go in the game? Very impressive, yes.

But why did Penn even find itself with such a deep hole to dig out of in the first place?

You’ll find the answer in the paint,ng of Josip Drmic from Borussia Monchengladbach.The Switzerland attacker will be hoping that he can score the goals that keep the newly promoted side in the Premier League.The 26-year-old spent the past four seasons at Borussia and has 32 caps for hi where Penn allowed Temple a shocking 20 offensive and 49 overall rebounds. To put that into perspective, the Owls’ 20 offensive boards were nearly twice their 11.2 per game average from a year ago.

Possession after possession, Penn would play solid defense and Temple would get bailed out by an offensive boaentus great Alessandro del Piero has spoken of his admiration for Atletico Madrid whizkid Joao Felix.Back after an injury lay-off, Felix is hoping to recapture his early season form for Atletico.For his part, Del Piero has already seen enough, convinrd anyway.

Temple’s starting frontcourt officially consisted of only two forwards and three guards. The two forwards — juniors Anthony Lee and Mark Williams — combined for eight offensive rebounds alone, and somehow 6-foot-5 Owls guard Dalton Pepper managed to snare four boards on that side of the court, one more than Penn’s big men Darien Nelson-Henry and Fran Dougherty combined.


“We offensive rebounded the ball a little bit last year too, but I wasn’t expecting this,” Temple coach Fran Dunphy said. “Our offensive rebr for preseason to get underway.The 26-year-old was back in training last week alongside his teammates who were not on international duty this summer but will be joined by a few more of his colleagues on Monday as the team targets their Europa Leagueounding was great. We thought we’d be able to get a few of them, but not like this.”

No, not like this. Not when you have the experience and size in your frontcourt that the Quakers do.

When asked what he knew about his team that he didn’t know before the game, Penn coach Jerome Allen launched into a can’t rant. “I know we can’t guard the ball. I know we cannot rebound,” Allen said. “If we can’t do those two things, we’re gonna lose more than once.”

In fact, the Owls took a whopping 40 shots on the Quakers in the first half alone because Penn couldn’t come down with the ball. How did such an inexperienced Temple squad notch 42 points on the road in its first game of the season? That’s how.

And that’s the thing — there’s no moral victory in rallying to overtake Temple after trailing by double digits for much of the second half.

Why? Because Temple’s so much more inexperienced than Penn. The Owls lost four of their five leading scorers from last season, including 71 percent of their total scoring.

Dunphy’s squad is the opposite of deep — there are only 10 players on his entire roster. Temple may have a lot of athleticism, but not enough to build a 15-point lead midway through the second half with such a green roster.

Prior to Saturday’s game, sophomore guard Tony Hicks and seniors Dougherty and Miles Cartwright all talked about wanting to get out and run in transition more often this season. Well, you can’t do that when you’re constantly defending your own end because you can’t rebound the ball defensively.

These are the can’ts right now for Allen and his team. They need to become can dos as soon as possible if the Quakers want to play uptempo and for a complete 40 minutes.

No comeback, no matter how rousing, can mask that reality.

MIKE TONY is a senior English and history major from Uniontown, Pa. and is senior sports editor of The Daily Pennsylvanian. He can be reached at ALSO

Seven is sweeter for Penn women's lacrosse


The road to the NCAA tournament will travel through Philadelphia.

Behind a clutch performance from junior midfield Shannon Mangini, Penn fought its way to a 10-9 overtime victory over Princeton (8-5, 5-1) Wednesday at Franklin Field.

The win clinched a share of the Ivy League title for the Quakers (8-4, 6-0 Ivy) — their seventh straight — and the right to host the Ancient Eight postseason tournament.

“This was definitely a huge win for us,” Mangini said. “We knew coming in that this was for the Ivy title.”

“I was very proud with how clean we were — that has been a problem for us all year,” coach Karin Brower Corbett said. “[Only] seven turnovers really made me happy, and that’s why I think we stuck with this game and won.”

Mangini had the overtime winner, her third goal of the game, off a free-position with 2:16 in the second period of overtime.

“[Mangini] is a great eight-meter shooter, so I was glad when the call was made that [she] was one who was taking it,” Corbett said.

Sophomore goalkeeper Lucy Ferguson sealed the victory with a big save before the Red and Blue ran out the clock.

“I wasn’t nervous,” Ferguson said. “Every overtime game we’ve been in we’ve won, so I was confident if anything.”

The Quakers would have never even been in overtime without key plays from Mangini.

Princeton scored three unanswered goals after falling behind for the first time all game to take a 9-7 lead.

After hitting the post on a free-position late in the game, Mangini broke up Princeton’s clear attempt and senior attack Caroline Bunting converted a free-position on the ensuing possession — one of four goals for Bunting.

Mangini then scored her second goal of the game on the next possession to tie the score, 9-9.

Neither team could find the net for the rest of regulation.

“[Mangini] had a great game all the way around — defensively, offensively, draw controls,” Corbett said.

The Quakers had to play cksen this summer.Spurs are demanding £100m from Real Madrid to sell the Dane and will immediately invest the cash raised on strengthening their midfield.Box-to-ba new deal towards the end of last season amid confirmed interest from Nice, Lyon and Marseille.But Giroud told Radio France Bleu, “At no time I have been in direct or close contact with Nice.”As long as I’ve known, I was going to extend the adventurox France international midfielder Tanguy Ndombele of Lyon is Tottenham’s top transfer tatch-up for much of the game. Penn came back from five deficits and didn’t get its first lead until nearly 40 minutes had elapsed.

But no deficit was more pressing than the 9-7 hole the Quakers faced before Mangini’s heroics.

According to Mangini, the team’s resiliency should be no surprise to anyone familiar with the program.

“Everyone on Penn lacrosse just gives 100 percent, 100 percent of the time. And ly season struggles.The Blues currently find themselves in the relegation zone after eight matches of the campaign despite being handed what looked to be a relatively favourable early fixture list.Pellegrini said, “[Surprised by their position?] Maybit didn’t matter if we were down six goals, we were never going to give up,” she said.

The Quakers can wrap up the Ivy League title outright with a win at Brown on Saturday in their Ivy finale. A loss would mean that Penn would share the title with the winner of the upcoming Princeton-Dartmouth game.

“Brown is a great team, and we have to go in there and we have to play to win,” Corbett said. “And that’s what we want to do, we want to win [the conference] outright.”SEE ALSO

Penn women's lacrosse is sharing the love


Out of the top 10 women’s lacrosse teams in the country, No. 7 Penn is one of three not to feature a player ranking better than No. 50 in goals per game.

And the Quakers are quite content with that statistic.

Rather than have a player averaging nearly four goals per game, as No. 1 Northwestern senior Shannon Smith does, the Red and Blue (6-4, 4-0 Ivy) prefer to distribute the wealth.

The Quakers have five players with more than 15 goals on the season thus far, making life in the offensive end quite easy for them and quite troublesome for opponents.

“You can’t just shut down one person on our attack,“ said junior Meredith Cain, who is second on the team with 19 goals. “We have so many other options who can pick up that slack.”

Though Penn’s top goal scorers put it in the net with similar frequencies, they all have different styles. Thus, for such a free-flowing attack to be effective, each player must know the others’ tendencies.

“Everyone has their different moves that they like, and we’ve been able to figure all of that out,” said sophomore Courtney Tomchik, who has netted 16 goals this year. “Erin [Brennan] likes her lefty crease roll, Caroline [Bunting] likes to drive from up top and Meredith is great on curl cuts.”

In addition to being attentive to each teammate’s style, a balanced offense forces each player to check her ego.

“I don’t think anyone on our attack isn’t willing to step up and do anything for everyone else,” Tomchik said.

Even though the team is selfless, as the statistics indicate, players must still have the urge to score.

“Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is delighted for Brescia over their promotion to Serie A.Brescia won promotion last week.And their former midfielder Guardiola said: “Best wishes for a well-deserved return to Serie A! “I am very happy for you, especially for Edoardo Piovani (team manager of the club). “Brescia, an unforgettable team and city!”If you don’t want to score, then you’re not very competitive,” Cain said. “You want to try and be the best, to have as many goals as you can, but you also have to think about what’s best for the attack.”

This dynamic creates a very difficult balancing act for coach Karin Brower Corbett.

“You definitely want a kid who has an eye for the net and who wants to go to the goal, but that can’t be the be-all, end-all,” Corbett said. “We’ve always had a team philosophy here, so we need unselfish players.”

Through 10 games, Penn has ner Bruno Guimaraes is closing on a move to Atletico Madrid.AS says Atletico have a first refusal option on the 22-year-old, which is in place until 2020, at a price between €25 and €30 million. Moves have been made to put that option into affect.Tgotiated between these two seemingly contradictory emotions. And at the end of the day, it makes the Quakers as effective as possible.

But the mindset also has adder.Ancelotti spoke to TV Luna after a 5-0 friendly win over Serie C side Feralpisalò. He’s denied reports Mario Rui is set to be sold.The coach said, “Mario Rui is not on the market and neither is Faouzi Ghoulam, as we have no intention of sellingitional benefits, Cain believes.

“It makes playing the game more fun.”

Football | Backup generates power in win


NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 25 – For the first 16 minutes of Saturday’s 9-7 win over Yale, the Quakers’ offense was stagnant. Senior quarterback Robert Irvin showed an ability to roll right and hit tight end Josh Koontz on the run, but not much else, so coach Al Bagnoli decided to call on backup Kyle Olson early in the second quarter.

At the time, the move seemed unremarkable. All season, Olson has been parture this summer.Benitez walked out on Newcastle to take charge of Dalian Yifang in China.He told the Evening Chronicle: “We understand and expected the disappointment that Rafa’s departure caused.“We strongly believe we went beyond what couldgiven a designated series or two per game to prove himself, and then – after Irvin had gone 4-for-9 for 27 yards with an awful interception that set up Yale’s touchdown – seemed like as good a time as any.

But on the next series, it was Olson again under center. And on the next. Irvin’s day – save for one nearly-intercepted throw, which came after Olson took a hard hit – was done early. Bagnoli made a conscious choice to yank him, providing the first extended look at Penn’s punter’s passing ability.

“I was looking for a spark,” said Bagnoli, who as of the postgame press conference hadn’t broached the topic with Irvin. “It’s kind of one of those gut feelings.”

The success was mixed. Olson the play caller was competent, if not spectacularnemouth was covered by Chinese television.Chinese online streaming service PPTV had the Gunners back online following their ban.Broadcasters took the extreme measure of scrapping Arsenal games after Ozil’s public support of Uighur Muslims and protesr. He helped break a defensive stalemate, moving the Quakers downfield and into the win column. But tailback Mike DiMaggio took care of most of that legwork after the break, and on any other day, Olson’s final line – 11-for-25 for 67 yards and no touchdowns – would raise more eyebrows than celebratory champagne glasses.

“I could care less what my stats are or anything as long as we come up with the win,” Olson said. “I’m just pretty happy right now.”

His favorite targets may have been Koontz and wideout Kyle Derham, with three receptions apiece, but Olson’s best friends were members of Yale’s defense, who kindly did not take advantage of both Penn passers’ penchant for hitting them between the numbers.

Derham was forced into a defensive role on one of many close calls, swatting away an underthrown Olson deep ball into single coverage; Yale senior captain Bobby Abare bemoaned that “a couple of those could’ve made or break the game,” but “that’s just the way it worked out.”

At other times, though, Olson showed considerable poise. Abare said that the Bulldogs’ scouting reports on Olson revealed that he could make plays on the run outside the pocket, but ironically, Olson was at his best employing a three-step drop, stepping up and firing.

Late in the first half, for example, he got into a rhythm as Bagnoli used a hurry-up offense. The result: the Quakers’ best drive of the day, as they marched 47 yards in two minutes (only for Andrew Samson to hook a 34-yard field goal attempt wide left).

Olson completed five passes for 38 yards in the process; of those, only on a roll out to Koontz – when the tight end was hit after a one-yard gain – did the southpaw leave the pocket.

The rollouts, though, were generally problematic, never more evident than early in the fourth, when Penn literally came within inches of a touchdown. On a third-and-goal play-action from Yale’s one, Olson scrambled to his right. The lefty then had to make a U-turn to get into a throwing position, from which he dumped the ball to DiMaggio for a fateful loss of eight yards. That was a too-frequent occurrence: Olson running to the wrong side only to have to wheel around.

Bagnoli cautioned that Saturday’s quartero Liverpool’s successful season.The Reds won the Champions League and finished second in the Premier League with 97 points.Mane said: “They played a big part in the season.”There were very difficult games at home and they were always here. Keep on goback switcheroo was “not a reflection,” presumably referring to Irvin. Olson didn’t quite jumpstart the offense as the coach envisioned and he still has plenty to learn, but his efforts may have earned him a few more snaps down the stretch.

Football | Less practice, more coverage


For Penn, it’s a chre unable to flex their muscles throughout the clash and relied on Adam Lallana to score an equaliser with time running out.Asked if a point was a fair outcome, the captain told the club’s website: “Probably. I didn’t think we performed well enough iance to stay relevant in the Ivy League title race. For Princeton, it’s the first step of many to salvage a winning season.

If you listen to Princeton coach Roger Hughes describe it, tonight’s 7:04 p.m. matchup between his Tigers (3-4, 2-2 drid coach Zinedine Zidane admits their market work is not yet over.Zidane hints more signings will be on their way after yesterday’s defeat in Germany against Tottenham.He said, “Anything can happen until August 31, as always and in any club. “For tIvy) and the Quakers (4-3, 3-1) is more like an audition.

It will be the only Ivy League game this year to be broadcast on ESPNU, and the Tigers coach couldn’t resist putting on his recruiting pitch early at his Princeton Athletics press conference this week.

“We are one of the few conferences that truly does recruit nationwide,” he said. “I think it’s an eye-opening experience for some people around the country, especially recruits, to get a sense of how good Ivy League football is.

“And oh, by the way, when your football career is over, you have a much better opportunity going forward.”

Penn coach Al Bagnoli added: “It’s a Friday night where you have a limited market of college games on.”

The teams sacrificed a day of recovery to accommodate the TV deal – no small thing for two teams with seven games already in the books and plenty of onetime starters on the bench. For the moment, they are reminding themselves that next week will bring an extra day of rest.

“My concern is now trying to get that emotional reservoir filled again” so soon, Bagnoli said. He shortened practices this week but will still likely be without several starters: wideout David Wurst (ankle), defensive end Joe Rost (knee) and center Luis Roffolo (knee) – and, of course, quarterback and punter Kyle Olson (torn anterior cruciate ligament), whose stay at No. 1 on the depth chart ended after less than 30 minutes of football.

Bagnoli hinted that he will split the time at quarterback between senior Robert Irvin and sophomore Keiffer Garton relatively evenly. Irvin, with his recalcitrant shoulder, is still on a short leash.

Princeton’s offense, while reasonably effective, is highly dependent on the ground game; it ranks first in the conference in rushing and last in passing. Junior tailback Jordan Culbreath has been a rock in the backfield, grinding out 114.9 yards per game to lead the conference by a 32-yard margin.

The receiving corps has a big-play, 96-yard-per-game threat in senior Will Thanheiser but lacks depth after that. The Quakers’ biggest strength is in pass coverage, although that unit faltered last week against Brown; the rush defense has been solid but unspectacular.

Predicting games against Princethe result was decided Paulo Dybala, who came off the bench to score the only goal of the game.The 1-0 result means Milan have now lost their last nine Serie A trips to Juve and are only four points off the relegation zone.“We put in the performanceon, though, is a tough business. The contests have swung from a shocking 30-13 Princeton win in 2005, to a 31-30 double-overtime shootout two years ago to a 7-0 stalemate last year that fell Penn’s way.

But one side clearly comes in with momentum. Penn is coming off a Homecoming loss in the game everyone had circled on their calendars from Day 1.

Princeton put up a fight against favored Harvard two weeks ago, then gutted out a five-point road win over Cornell last Saturday.

Hughes said his team had “improved each of the last two weeks.”

The Quakers may have the better weapons, but they enter their 100th game with Princeton – and their national close-up – needing to do the same.

Softball | Penn putting it all together


It may not be obvious – or it may even seem doubtful thanks to its 1-10-1 record in its last 12 games – but things may be looking up for Penn softball. Although their record doesn’t indicate it, the Quakers have been showing steady improvement – and the time may be right for their slump to end.

Penn (4-14-1) wilhis players have seen a different side of chairman Daniel Levy during their run to the Champions League final.Pochettino believes this season has also changed Levy’s approach to the club.”Of course, he’s more of a businessman than a football person,”l open the Ivy League season this weekend when Dartmouth (6-10) and Harvard (9-5) travel to Warren field for back-to-back doubleheaders.

“We have been getting better ever since our spring break trip to Florida,” junior Keiko Uraguchi said. “We are definitely entering our games against Dartmouth and Harvard with confidence.”

Against Monmouth last weekend, the Quakers demonstrated their pitching potential. Although they were shut out by the Hawks, they relinquished only one run in each contest.

However, the Red and Blue turned around offensively to score 10 runs over two games in a loss and a tie to Lehigh Wednesday. This time it was their defense that did them in.

Penn will need all aspects of their game to be on point if it hopes to be successful this weekend.

“Lehittack.The 24-year-old was registered ahead of Liverpool’s FA Cup third round clash with Merseyside rivals Everton, and played 70 minutes in the 1-0 victory at Anfield. Shearer told the BBC: “He scored [at Anfield against Liverpool], 24 years of age.”gh was good preparation,” senior outfielder Anna Puglisi said. “Our bats finally came around and we scored seven runs in the first game. Last weekend we played extremely well on defense. If we can put both together, we should be in good shape.”

Dartmouth comes to Philadelphia Saturday for Penn’s Ivy League opener. After a West Coast stint in which they won just two of eight games, the Big Green will be looking for a fresh start when they take the field this weekend.

Dartmouth’s offense is anchored by a pair of junior infielders – first baseman Alyssa Parker leads the team with 14 hits and second baseman Kirsten Costello boasts a .314 batting average.

The bigger challenge will come from Harvard. The Crimson, along with Cornell, are the only teams in the Ivy League with winning records.

If Penn’s offense finds itself in a dry spell, it will get no help from Harvard freshman pitcher Rachel Brown, who is the reigning Ivy League Rookie of the Week. In eight starts this season, Brown has compiled a 7-1 record, boasts a 1.18 earned run average, and she struck out 89 batters over 59.1 innings.

Last season, the Quakers picked up two victories over Dartmouth in Hanover, N.H., before dropping both games to Harvard in Boston. Sophomore Alicia Prystowski compiled five hits, six runs and five runs batted in over the course of the four games in New England.

The Quakers are hoping that this year, on their home field, the start of the conference season will be their much-needed turning point.

“The Ivy League portion of our schedule is what really counts,” said freshman shortstop Jamie Boccaano Sensi.The midfielder left Sassuolo for Inter Milan over the summer.“When I was in Barcelona for the Marlon negotiations, one of the Barcelona executives asked me about Sensi,” he told Corriere dello Sport.“They knew about him and kept tabs onnfuso, who will get her first taste of Ancient Eight play this weekend. “We are well prepared, and we know we have what it takes to win.”