No. 5 Bulldogs fall to No. 4 Tigers in Tight Match

No. 5 Bulldogs fall to No. 4 Tigers in Tight Match

NEW HAVEN, Conn.—The No. 5 Yale women's squash team fought hard today on home courts against No. 4 Princeton, coming up just short with a final score of 5-4. Both teams came out playing hard and offered a high level of performance throughout the afternoon.

 The Bulldogs showed skill in winning their top four spots, a remarkable feat and a first for the team under the instruction of Head Coach Dave Talbott.
 
Senior Jenny Scherl had a particularly memorable match today from the No. 1 spot, clinching her first ever win over a Princeton player in her time at Yale in three straight games.
Sophomore Celine Yeap also performed with vigor, closing in on her win in the No. 3 spot in extra games. Yeap's fifth and final game against competitor Alexandra Toth lasted a long fought 24 points but was finished with a final score of 13-11, tipping the match in Yale's favor.
 
The Yale women are looking onward to tomorrow's home match against Penn, hoping to gather depth from their lower positions.
 
"The women did the unexpected and won the top four spots against Princeton.  We came up a bit short not finding another spot in the bottom five.  We will need to be more balanced to beat Penn," said Head Coach Dave Talbott.
 
The Bulldogs will take on Penn tomorrow at the Brady Squash Center in Payne Whitney Gymnasium. Play will begin at 12:00 p.m.
 

Report by Kate Flanders '18, Yale Sports Publicity