No. 6 Yale to Play No. 19 Colby, No. 12 Williams

Hywel Robinson. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Hywel Robinson. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Bulldogs Resume Play with Two Matches in Williamstown

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The No. 6 Yale men's squash team will end its winter break a little early with matches on Saturday against No. 19 Colby (12 p.m.) and No. 12 Williams (3 p.m.). The team enters the round robin after a promising start to the season: in November the Elis reached the finals of the Ivy Scrimmages before sweeping No. 7 Franklin & Marshall —but it has been over a month since their last competition.

Opponents Colby and Williams are coming off similarly long breaks. Colby played its last match, an 8-1 loss to No. 2 Trinity, on Dec. 2, while Williams was swept by No. 3 Harvard on Dec. 5.  Both teams enter their matches against Yale deeper into the season than the Elis, with Colby having already played five matches (2-3), and Williams eight (3-5). 

Saturday's contest with Williams will serve as a rematch for the Purple Cows, who fell to the Bulldogs 8-1 last season at the Brady Squash Center in New Haven. Seven of Yale's players on that day, including now-seniors Kenneth Chan, Richard Dodd, and Hywel Robinson, are still on the team. Williams also boasts seven returning players who competed against Yale last January.

The Colby team, in contrast, will feature all new opponents for the Bulldogs. Yale and Colby have not met since the 2006-2007 season, when the Bulldogs swept the Mules 9-0.

Both matches will be played Saturday, Jan. 5 in the Simon Squash Center at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. 

Report by Joe Giammittorio '15, Yale Sports Publicity