February 25, 2010

No. 5 Bulldogs Open Howe Cup Play Friday Against No. 4 Princeton

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The No. 5 Yale women's squash team will begin its postseason run Friday at 11:30 a.m., when the Bulldogs host No. 4 Princeton in the opening round of Howe Cup play at the Brady Squash Center.

The Bulldogs have dropped three of their final four regular-season matches leading up to Friday's tournament opener.  Princeton lost its final regular-season match, a 5-4 battle against No. 2 Trinity, on Feb. 20.  Princeton has won three consecutive Howe Cups, but the Tiger program has fallen back slightly this season. 

The Bulldogs will need to play their best squash against a strong Princeton squad that bested Yale earlier this season.  On Jan. 30, the Tigers edged out the Bulldogs 5-4 at home.  This time around, the Bulldogs will have the home-court advantage. 

If the Bulldogs defeat the Tigers, they will face the winner of No. 1 Harvard and No. 8 Williams at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday in the national semifinals.

For match recaps, please visit yalebulldogs.com.

For live score and bracket updates, please visit collegesquashassociation.com.

 

report filed by Alex Milvae '12, Yale Sports Publicity