Richard Hill and the Crimson host the top-ranked Bantams Wednesday (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).
The No. 6 Harvard men’s squash team hosts No. 1 Trinity Wednesday at the Barnaby Courts in a match that was postponed from Jan. 26. Trinity brings an 12-0 season record to Cambridge, while the Crimson is 7-3, 3-2 Ivy.
Last Time Out
Harvard split a pair of matchups last week, downing No. 10 Penn but falling to No. 3 Princeton. The Crimson defeated the Quakers 8-1 Saturday, but the Tigers took down seven Crimson to win 7-2.
The Crimson is 4-1 since returning to play after winter. Sweeps of No. 13 St. Lawrence and No. 24 Hamilton were sandwiched between 8-1 wins over No. 9 Western Ontario and Penn.
The Bantams enter Wednesday’s contest riding the longest win streak in the history of intercollegiate varsity sports with 238 wins. Trinity’s three most recent wins in the streak came during the NESCAC tournament Feb. 5 -9. The Bantams picked up wins over Colby, Middlebury and Williams to win their fifth straight conference title.
Last Year’s Meeting
Trinity handed Harvard its only shutout loss of the 2009-10 season. The Bantams beat the visiting Crimson, 9-0.
History of a Streak
The Bantams have won 238 straight matches dating back to the 1996-97 season. The last team to defeat Trinity was Harvard Feb. 7, 1997. The Crimson won 7-2 and finished that season 13-0.
Tonight’s match against Trinity is the first at home for the Crimson since Dec. 1. Harvard is currently 3-0 at the Barnaby Courts this season and look to continue that streak against Trinity.
Harvard will wrap up the regular season Saturday when it hosts Yale at 4 p.m.