No. 2 Yale to Play No. 4 Princeton

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The undefeated Yale Bulldogs, on an 11 match winning streak this season (3-0 Ivy), will host the No. 4 Princeton Tigers (6-1) at Yale's Brady Squash Center at 1p.m. on Saturday. The women have three more regular season matches to win the Ivy League and complete an undefeated regular season.

Princeton, who won the National Championship three of the last four years, is a dangerous team that will provide a difficult test for the Yale women.  The Bulldogs, who are coming off last weekend's four wins with an individual match record of 36-0, are looking to carry their momentum into this weekend.        

"The women played three days of tough challenge matches to prepare for this Saturday.  At this point in the season, they are all competing hard in ladder matches to sharpen their skills in a competitive situation.  Practicing against each other will help them come together as a team to take on a tough opponent such as Princeton," says head coach David Talbott.

Captain Logan Greer along with seniors Sarah Toomey and Caroline Reigeluth are providing leadership to a team with four freshmen in the line-up in their last two big matches against Trinity and Stanford. 

The Bulldogs competed in the Yale Round Robin at the Brady Squash Center, blanking No. 6 Stanford, No. 16 Franklin and Marshall, No. 15 Mount Holyoke, and No. 20 Colby last weekend. Last Wednesday, the Bulldogs also defeated No. 3 Trinity 6-3 in Hartford.

The Tigers have also had a successful season, defeating No. 10 Brown, No. 9 Williams, and No. 11 Middlebury last weekend. Princeton has one loss, a close 5-4 loss Thursday night to Penn, whom Yale defeated in a very close 5-4 win in December.

The match will be preceded by an Alumni Squash Round Robin and a clinic as well for the kids from Squash Haven, Yale's community service project.  This will be followed by a lunch for alumni, family, and friends of Yale Squash before the match at 1p.m.

 

Report by Courtney Kaplan '13, Yale Sports Publicity

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