No. 3 Yale Hits Road to Face No. 10 Penn, No. 7 Princeton

Thomas Dembinski. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Thomas Dembinski. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — No. 3 Yale will head south this weekend to take on Ivy League rivals No. 10 Penn and No. 7 Princeton.

The Bulldogs (10-1, 2-0) finished last week with victories over No. 4 St. Lawrence, No. 9 Western Ontario and No. 14 Navy after a 5-4 loss to No. 1 Trinity last Wednesday. Yale's squad will look to remain unbeaten in Ivy League play against two strong opponents.

On Saturday, the Elis will go up against Penn (6-2, 2-1 Ivy). The Quakers began the season with four straight wins before suffering 9-0 losses against No. 2 Harvard and No. 1 Trinity. Penn will come into the match hoping to build on the success of its most recent match, a 7-2 win against higher-ranked rival Princeton.

 Meanwhile, the Tigers (3-5, 1-2 Ivy) will host Yale on Sunday hoping to rebound after two consecutive losing efforts: the Sunday defeat against Penn and a Wednesday night loss against Trinity.

This weekend's matches will give Yale a chance to further solidify its position as one of the top teams in the country. The Elis will begin play at 12 p.m. both days.

Report by Evan Brown '16, Yale Sports Publicity