NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale women's squash team will go on the road this weekend, facing the University of Pennsylvania and Franklin & Marshall on Saturday.
The Bulldogs (1-0) open Ivy League play with an 11 a.m. match at Penn's Ringe Squash Courts before traveling to Lancaster, Pa., for a 5 p.m. matchup against the Diplomats of Franklin & Marshall.
Yale, coming off a solid 8-1 victory over Williams on Nov. 20 at home, will look to avenge last year's 5-4 loss to the Quakers. Penn (2-0, 1-0 Ivy) is coming off wins against Cornell on Nov. 21 and Franklin & Marshall on Wednesday. The Quakers will provide a test for the Bulldogs, who will need to build off of a strong second-place finish in the preseason Ivy Scrimmages.
Franklin & Marshall (0-2) will look to overcome some early season hurdles, though the Bulldogs are likely to provide the Diplomats with a sizeable challenge. No Diplomat has won a match yet this season, with the team falling 9-0 to both Dartmouth and Penn.
Following this weekend's matches, Yale will remain idle until Jan.9, when the team returns to action at home against Dartmouth. A Saturday sweep would send the Bulldogs into the New Year with the confidence that comes with a perfect record.
report filed by Alex Milvae '12, Yale Sports Publicity