The Crimson closes the regular season against top-ranked Bantams. (David Silverman)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – No. 3 Harvard men's squash plays its first match as 2014-15 Ivy League champions Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 4 p.m. in a matchup against No. 1 Trinity on the Barnaby Courts.
Last Time Out
The Crimson are coming off a strong two-match weekend. Harvard hosted No. 5 Yale, Friday evening, taking down the Bulldogs, 7-2, and earning at least a share of the Ivy title. The Crimson returned to action Sunday with a road match against Brown, sweeping the Bears and taking sole ownership of the Ancient Eight Crown.
Perfect on the Line
With one match left in the regular season, three Crimson players look to stay perfect on the season. Senior captain Tyler Olson leads the way, holding a team-best 9-0 record. Two freshmen are also bidding for perfect regular season records. David Ryan is 5-0 in his first season and Seif Eleinen holds a 4-0 overall record.
No. 1 Trinity
The top-ranked Bantams hold a 15-1 record, going 5-1 on the road. Trinity's only blemish this season came against Rochester, who also defeated the Crimson.. The Bantams come to Cambridge after securing their ninth-consecutive NESCAC title.
A Rivalry Renewed
Harvard and Trinity have a long history dating back to 1947 with Harvard leading the all-time series 30-24. The Crimson dominated the early years of the rivalry, going 26-0. In 1998 the tides turned as the Bantams would go 24-2, including a 17-match win streak between 2004 and 2013.
The Crimson broke the cycle last season, going 2-0 against Trinity. The first win came on the road, ending the Bantams' 18-year home win streak, and the second came in the CSA Team Championship final, securing Harvard's 31st national championship.
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 have a week off to prepare for the CSA Team National Championships, Feb. 20-22, hosted by Trinity.