Harvard looks to close regular season strong. (Zack Williamson)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – No. 3 Harvard women's squash faces off against two Ancient Eight opponents this weekend to close out the regular season. The Crimson hosts No. 5 Yale, Friday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. Harvard then travels to Providence, Rhode Island to take on No. 11 Brown, Sunday, Feb. 8 at noon.
Last Time Out
Harvard hosted No. 1 Trinity, Wednesday afternoon, for the first meeting between the two since the Bantams upset the Crimson in the 2014 CSA Team National Championship final.
Riding the momentum of a four-match win streak, the Crimson came out strong against top-ranked Trinity, eventually winning by a convincing 8-1 score.
The Pupil Becomes the Master
The Crimson's two freshmen have stepped up from day one, playing a major part in the team's success. Sue Ann Yong is a perfect 9-0 to start her collegiate career. Playing primarily at the No. 4 and No. 6 positions, Yong has been a force in the middle of the Crimson's line. Alyssa Mehta is 8-1 in her first season for the Crimson. Mehta has been featured in the top of Harvard's line up, playing at either the No. 2 or 3 position in seven of the Crimson's nine matches.
About No. 5 Yale
The Bulldogs come to Cambridge with a 9-3 overall record, 3-2 in Ivy competition. Yale opened the new year with a six-match win streak before losing three of the next five. The Bulldogs swept No. 11 Brown, 9-0, earlier in the week.
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About No. 11 Brown
The Bears hold a 5-6 record and are winless against the Ancient Eight. From Jan. 23-30, Brown won four straight matches. The Bears now travel to Dartmouth riding a four-match losing streak, including three-consecutive 9-0 sweeps.
The Crimson will start preparing for the CSA Team National Championship, Feb. 13-15. Harvard is hosting the event and will be live streaming its matches on the Ivy League Digital Network.