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No. 2 Yale Men to Take on No. 10 Cornell, No. 5 Columbia Over Weekend of Travel

Liam McClintock. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Liam McClintock. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The No. 2 ranked Yale men's squash team is slotted for a busy weekend with back-to-back matches this Saturday and Sunday. The Bulldogs will be headed to New York as they travel to take on No. 10 Cornell and No. 5 Columbia in their second and third Ivy League matches of the regular season.

Cornell (3-0) has yet to engage in regular season Ivy League play, but has emerged successful from matches against Williams College, The University of Western Ontario and Dickinson College.
 
The Columbia Lions (3-1) have managed three full sweeps against Drexel University, George Washington University and Franklin & Marshall College. They have lost one match against Trinity College so far this season, but should prove to be stiff competition for the Bulldogs.
 
The last time the Yale men encountered Columbia was during the Ivy League Scrimmages this past November, where Yale came up short against the Lions and was knocked out of the finals.
 
"Columbia is especially important, as we lost to them in preseason scrimmages, but we're playing better squash now and the team is hungry," said senior captain TJ Dembinski.
 
The Yale men are coming into this weekend's play after a difficult loss against No. 3 Rochester on Tuesday, but are ready to bounce back into Ivy League competition.
 
"It was obviously disappointing to lose to Rochester, but none of our goals were affected by the results. We are still in contention for both the Ivy and National Championships," said Dembinski.
 
Yale is scheduled to face off against Cornell at noon on Jan. 14, and Columbia at noon on Jan. 15.
 
Report by Kate Flanders '18, Yale Sports Publicity