The Crimson looks to capture 40th Ivy title. (Zack Williamson)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – No. 3 Harvard men's squash faces off against two Ancient Eight opponents this weekend to close League play. The Crimson hosts No. 5 Yale, Friday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. Harvard then travels to Providence, Rhode Island to take on No. 16 Brown, Sunday, Feb. 8 at noon.
Last Time Out
Harvard is coming off a successful weekend homestand, registering two wins in the Ivy League. The Crimson first defeated then-No. 7 Cornell, 7-2, on Saturday and then upset then-No. 3 Columbia, 6-3.
With Harvard's win over Columbia, the Crimson took sole possession of first place in the Ancient Eight standings. Harvard can secure the 2014-15 Ivy League Championship with two wins this weekend. A victory over Yale would guarantee a share of the title and with a win at Brown, the Crimson will be crowned the outright Ivy League Champions. It would mark the 40th Ancient Eight title for the Crimson, the most for any team at Harvard.
The Crimson could also win the title on Friday with a Columbia loss and a victory over Yale.
About No. 5 Yale
The Bulldogs come to Cambridge with a 9-3 overall record, 4-1 in Ivy competition. After falling to top-ranked St. Lawrence and Trinity, Yale has won five straight matches and brings that momentum to the Barnaby Courts.
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About No. 16 Brown
The Bears hold a 5-6 record and are winless against the Ancient Eight. Brown comes into the weekend on a four-match losing streak. The Bears take on Dartmouth, Friday, before hosting Harvard in the final match of the season.
Harvard closes out the regular season next week, Tuesday, Feb. 10 when it hosts No. 1 Trinity.