February 3, 2007

Princeton Defeats Yale 6-3

Feb. 3, 2007

New Haven, CT - The physical play on court one during No. 3 Moshe Sarfaty's match against Princeton's Kimlee Wong was just the beginning of the rough match play that would occur all day. The Bulldogs (9-3, 2-2 Ivy) battled to two 3-2 victories and a 3-1 victory at the No. 2, 7 and 5 spots, respectively, but fell short against the league leading Tigers (6-0, 3-0 Ivy) 6-3 today at home.

In an atmosphere that at sometimes during the day resembled what Head Coach David Talbott called a "hockey game," today's squash match between the Bulldogs and Tigers drew a spirited crowd filled with Alumnae and Alumni on Alumnae and Alumni day at the Brady Center. Aside for three hard fought wins by No. 2 Max Samuel, No. 5 Francis Johnson and No. 7 Todd Ruth, the Bulldogs crowd came away disappointed in the match that was broadcasted on a live web stream on yalebulldogs.com.

Although Talbott said he was pleased with the way Yale played today, he was still disappointed by the loss.

"The men overall played very well at 6-3," Talbott said. "A little disappointing since this was a winnable match. The kids played with a lot of intensity. Princeton could be the team to beat in the league now that they hammered Penn. It was a great effort. It was a huge win for Max at 2. We were a little overmatched at No. 1 (Nick Chirls), but all the other matches were winnable."

Talbott said he appreciated the crowd and the live web stream of the match.

"It was really a great crowd," Talbott said. "We've got alums all over the world and kids overseas watching all over the world. This was a little like a hockey game. It was a good show."

Report filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity

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