Sophomore Sophie Mehta picked up her eighth win of the season with a victory at the No. 8 spot against No. 7 Cornell (Gil Talbot).
No. 1 Harvard vs. No. 3 Trinity
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 1 Harvard women's squash team looks to continue its undefeated season, as it hosts No. 3 Trinity at the Murr Center Squash Courts at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.
Last Time Out
No. 1 Harvard (8-0, 5-0 Ivy) picked up its eighth-straight victory with a 9-0 win over No. 7 Cornell at the Murr Center Squash Courts last Sunday afternoon. The Crimson also swept No. 8 Columbia Saturday as it has now won four consecutive decisions by a 9-0 margin.
Harvard has won 31-straight matches dating back to the 2014-15 season, marking the longest win streak in nearly 20 years. The Crimson won a program-best 78-straight matches from 1990-98. The Crimson collected its 17th CSA National Championship last season, including its second in a row and fourth in the last five years.
Bring Out the Brooms
The Crimson has completely dominated teams throughout the year, sweeping six teams on the season, including four consecutive sweeps. The Crimson has also recorded four clean sweeps where it has defeated its opponent 3-0 in all nine matches.
Harvard controls its own destiny for the Ivy League title, as it is the only remaining unbeaten team in the conference. The Crimson is 5-0 in Ivy action, while No. 2 Penn is second at 4-1, and No. 4 Princeton, No. 5 Yale and No. 7 Cornell are tied for third with a 3-2 conference record.
Multiple Crimson remained undefeated with wins in their matches this past weekend. Senior captains Dileas MacGowan and Caroline Monrad, fellow classmates Katherine Tutrone and Keegan Mendez, along with juniors Alyssa Mehta and Sue Ann Yong all remained undefeated with victories against No. 8 Columbia and No. 7 Cornell. Sophomore Kayley Leonard and freshman Amelia Henley won two matches last weekend to stay unbeaten as well.
The Crimson is ranked No. 1 overall in the latest Dunlop Women's College Association Team Rankings. Harvard entered the year as the No. 1 team in the nation for the seventh consecutive season.
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Harvard returns nine players from last year's championship squad, led by Ivy League Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year Sabrina Sobhy. Returning junior Alyssa Mehta and sophomore Kayley Leonard were also named to the All-Ivy team. All three players were selected to the CSA All-America first team as well.
Scouting No. 3 Trinity
The Bantams boast a 13-1 record on the year, including three wins over Ivy League competition. Trinity has defeated No. 11 Dartmouth, No. 5 Yale and No. 7 Cornell, but fell to No. 2 Penn, 5-4. Trinity is led by senior captains Anna Kimberley and Brice Rothenberg.
The Crimson finish regular season action with matches against Brown, Stanford and Yale this weekend. Harvard can clinch its second-straight Ivy League title outright with wins over the Bears and Bulldogs.