June Tiong and the Crimson host Trinity at the Barnaby Courts Wednesday (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).
The No. 1 Harvard women's squash team hosts No. 3 Trinity at the Barnaby Courts Wednesday night, a match postponed on Jan. 26 due to inclement weather. In the series history against the Bantams, Harvard leads 27-11, including winning the last two matches.
Last Time Out
The Crimson improved to 8-0 this season with wins over No. 5 Penn and No. 4 Princeton. However, the Crimson's six-match streak of 9-0 was snapped at Penn won four matches and Princeton won two.
Harvard is in the midst of a 20-match win streak that dates back to the beginning of the 2009-10 season. Eleven of those victories have came by way of 9-0 sweep.
The Crimson are coming off two hard fought wins over Penn and Princeton to remain atop the Ivy League standings and retain its No. 1 ranking in the last CSA Team poll.
The Bantams are 12-1 this season and enter the mid-week contest with the Crimson ranked third in the most recent CSA team poll. Trinity's lone loss came at the hands of No. 2 Yale Jan. 19. The Bulldogs downed the Bantams, 6-3.
Trinity is currently on a six-match win streak, three of which came during the NESCAC tournament where the Bantams secured their fifth straight conference title.
Last Year's Meetings
In a battle of the top two teams in the nation last season, Harvard beat Trinity 7-2. The match was the first for the Crimson after winter break last year and set the stage for its run to the CSA National Team Championship.
The Crimson opened the season with four straight home victories, two over Ancient Eight opponents and all coming by the score of 9-0. Tonight's match will be the first home contest for Harvard since sweeping Dartmouth Dec. 1.
Harvard will host Yale in the season finale Sat., Feb. 12. That match will pit the top two teams in the country against each other, while also decide this season's Ivy League champion.