Women’s basketball reveals 2022-23 non-conference campaign

PHILADELPHIA CREAM – The University of Pennsylvania women’s basketball team has officially announced its non-conference roster for the 2022-23 campaign, including another trip to the West Coast for two games in California.

“I’m really excited about the non-conference schedule we’ve put in place,” the head coach said. Mike McLaughlin said. “Playing against 13 teams in 11 different conferences, many of whom are having really successful 2021-22 seasons, will help us prepare for the tough schedule we face in our very talented and very well-drilled Ivy League conference. With trips to Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and more, our players will have the opportunity to grow together as a group while exploring some truly amazing parts of our country. I can’t wait to get our team back on the pitch together in August to start this journey!”

The Quakers have 13 non-conference games lined up for the season, including seven at the Palestra.

The season opens with a three-game road trip, which began with a trip to Poughkeepsie, New York on Nov. 10 against Marist. Shortly after, Penn flew to Chicago to fight Northwestern (November 13) of the Big Ten Conference.

The Big 5 competition will begin on November 15, making the short trip to St. Joseph. Two days later, the battle for City continues with the home opener at La Palestre against Villanova (November 17). Quakers wrap up Big 5 contests at La Salle (November 29) and host Temple (December 11).

For the second straight season, Penn heads to the West Coast for two games. The trip will begin on November 20 in San Francisco. The Quakers will then head south to face USC in Los Angeles just before Thanksgiving.

The rest of the non-conference slate will take place at The Palestra for the entire month of December and one in January. The Quakers will host: Stony Brook (December 1), Bucknell (December 6), St. Francis Brooklyn (December 8), Gwynedd Mercy (December 30) and Hartford (January 10).

NOTES ON NON-CONFERENCE CALENDAR

*The Quakers meet Marist for the seventh time in program history, with the last battle occurring in 2005. Marist holds a 4-2 series advantage.

* Penn has faced just four Big Ten teams in program history and will be aiming for their first win against the conference when they travel to Northwestern in November. They played: Ohio State, Maryland, Northwestern and Rutgers.

* Sports matches from the trip to California against two new opponents. The Quakers have only played in San Francisco once in program history in 1979, while they have never played at USC.

*The Quakers game with Stony Brook for the second straight year, as last year’s narrow 75-69 loss was the first time the two teams had met in 20 years.

* A short-handed Red and Blue team fell to Bucknell last season, but the Quakers rode a five-game winning streak against the Bison before that. Penn holds a 5-4 lead in the all-time series dating back to 1985.

*The Quakers had great success against St. Francis Brooklyn, maintaining a 7-1 lead in the game. Penn made the trip to Brooklyn last season, earning a 63-46 victory.

*Penn opened last season at Hartford, improving the all-time streak to 2-0 with an 85-42 victory. The first game was in 2019 at The Palestra with the Quakers taking the decision 74-46.

* The Big 5 title has been won by the Quakers twice in program history, 2015 and 2018, both under McLaughlin.

NON-CONFERENCE SCHEDULE 2022-23

Nov. 10: at Marist
November 13: at Northwestern
November 15: at Saint Joseph
November 17: VILLANOVA

November 20: in San Francisco
November 23: at USC
29 November: at La Salle
December 1: STONY BROOK
December 6: BUCKNELL
December 8: ST. FRANCIS BROOKLYN
December 11: TEMPLE
December 30: GWYNEDD MERCY
January 10: HARTFORD

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