After advancing to the Ivy League championship series for the first time since 2007, Penn (33-17) dropped a softball doubleheader, 1-0 and 5-2, to Harvard (33-13), falling to the defending champion Crimson in Cambridge, Mass., on Friday.
In the opener, Quakers righthander Alexis Borden scattered three hits over six innings, but gave up a run in the bottom of the sixth when Harvard's Ashley Heritage walked, stole second, advanced to third on a single by Kasey Lange, then scored on a throwing error by Penn second sacker Samantha Erosa.
Borden also started the second game and went seven inings, but gave up 5 runs on 12 hits. Penn's Laura Placentra scored an unearned run on a throwing error in the fifth, and Sydney Turchin scored another unearned run on Kayla Dahlerbruch's groundout to second in the sixth.
Third-seeded Rowan beat Centenary College, 2-1, in the second round of the NCAA Union Regional. The double elimination tournament continues Saturday through Monday in Union Township, N.J. Rowan (38-7) faces top-seed Montclair State (40-7), Saturday at 2 p.m. in the third round.
Baseball. With one turn through the order - and getting six runs in the third inning - Temple pitcher Matt Hockenberry got all the support he needed as the Owls beat host St. Bonaventure, 8-6, in Olean, N.Y.
The Bonnies scored five runs in the eighth inning and threatened to tie the game in the ninth, getting their first two men on base and in scoring position. But Owls reliever Steve Visnic shut them down and picked up his second save of the season. Visnic also moved into sole possession of second place on Temple's all-time list with his 82d appearance.