The Crimson looks to stay hot with weekend homestand. (Zack Williamson)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – No. 6 Harvard men's squash is set for a two-match Ancient Eight weekend slate at the Barnaby Courts. The Crimson faces off against No. 7 Cornell, Saturday, Jan. 31 at noon and then closes the weekend out against No. 3 Columbia, Sunday, Feb. 1 at noon.
Harvard's previously scheduled matches against Colby on Saturday and MIT on Sunday have been changed to exhibitions. They will be played, but will not count towards the Crimson's overall record.
Last Time Out
The Crimson last played January 12, defeating then-No. 10 Franklin & Marshall, 9-0, to close out a successful three-match road trip. Harvard picked up two wins earlier in the weekend over then-No. 9 Princeton and then-No. 11 Penn, to go 3-0.
After six matches, three Crimson players hold undefeated records. The team is paced by senior captain Tyler Olson, who is 6-0 thus far. Olsen has made quick work of his opponents this season, registering four three-set sweeps and losing only two sets all season. Two Crimson freshmen round out the group with David Ryan holding a 3-0 record and Seif Eleinen starting his career 2-0.
No. 7 Cornell
Big Red comes to Cambridge with a 5-4 record this season. Cornell is coming off a tough weekend, falling to No. 1 Trinity and No. 2 St. Lawrence. Harvard holds a commanding 44-2 all-time series lead, last losing to Cornell in 2010.
No. 3 Columbia
The Lions are atop the Ivy League standings with a 9-1 overall record and a perfect 3-0 mark against the Ancient Eight. The only blemish on Columbia's record was a 7-2 defeat to No. 1 Trinity. Since the series began in 2012, Harvard is 3-0 all-time against the Lions.
The Crimson's match against Columbia is a Student Rewards game. All undergraduate students who check in using the CrimZone Rewards app will receive 30 points and a free giveaway item.
Ivy League Digital Network
After an incredibly successful inaugural year that saw over 1,000 events streamed live, the Ivy League Digital Network has returned for 2014-15, providing fans with unprecedented coverage of the Ivy League and for the first time every Harvard home match will be streamed live.
The Crimson is back in action Friday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m. to take on No. 4 Yale on the Barnaby Courts.