February 18, 2011

No. 1 Yale Defeats No. 8 Dartmouth in Howe Cup, Advances to Semifinals

PRINCETON, New Jersey – The No. 1 Bulldogs (14-0, 6-0 Ivy) won in the first round of the Howe Cup against the No. 8 Dartmouth Big Green (9-7, I-5 Ivy), 9-0, to move on to the semifinals, where they'll meet Princeton (9-4, 3-4 Ivy).  This convincing win for Yale exceeded the regular season result, where the team only won six of their nine matches. 

In an upset, No. 5 Princeton defeated No. 4 Penn in the first round, earning a trip to the next round.  In the regular season, Yale beat Princeton 7-2, with losses at the second and seventh spots and wins everywhere else. 

However, Yale captain Logan Greer warned that her team shouldn't give the regular season result too much significance, though, as the Princeton team is "currently playing its best squash to date."

At the same time, the Bulldogs got an opportunity today to win a match on Princeton's home courts and prepare themselves for tomorrow's match, which will take place Saturday at 2 p.m.

  Yale University Rating Dartmouth College Rating Winner's Score Winner Code
1WS Greer,Logan E 0.000 Conant,Hannah R 0.000 9-11,11-9,11-6,7-11,11-3 Yale University C
2WS Tomlinson,Millie 0.000 Schafer,Corey N. 0.000 11-2,11-2,11-3 Yale University C
3WS Toomey,Sarah C. 0.000 Lau,Rebecca 0.000 11-7,11-8,11-4 Yale University C
4WS Hay,Kimberley 0.000 Loucks,Sarah 0.000 11-9,11-4,11-4 Yale University C
5WS Nadas,Rhetta N 0.000 Balch,Kensy 0.000 11-5,11-1,11-6 Yale University C
6WS Ballaine,Katie W 0.000 Turk,Melina C 0.000 11-9,11-3,11-8 Yale University C
7WS Reigeluth,Caroline B. 0.000 Nimmo,Katherine 0.000 11-9,11-2,11-5 Yale University C
8WS Van Arkel,Alexandra 0.000 Watson,Julia 0.000 11-4,11-3,11-1 Yale University C
9WS Fast,Lillian A. 0.000 Binnie,Heather 0.000 11-5,11-2,11-6 Yale University C
 

report by Calvin Bohn '14, Yale Sports Publicity