December 3, 2001

Squash Teams Test Themselves Against Harvard, MIT

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The men’s squash team traveled to Boston this weekend to face MIT and Harvard on Saturday.

The morning match featured the Red and the Beavers. Cornell dominated the contest and overpowered the weaker MIT squad. It was an overall outstanding performance as the Red won easily, 10-0. The top three players for the Red, juniors Tim Nagel, Neal Soo and senior Darryl Chow all had great matches.

“This weekend went great for us and we had positive feelings about the weekend”, says head coach Scott Stoneburgh. The MIT match was a warm-up for the afternoon rivalry against the Crimson.

Harvard is the top team in the Ivy League presently and has the power and experience to win the Intercollegiate Championship this year. The Red played extremely well in the afternoon campaign against the Crimson. Although the Red lost 10-0, the matches were close and gave the Crimson a challenge.

The women’s squash team battled the Crimson as well this weekend. The Red lost 8-1 but Olga Puigdemont-Sola rallied from a 2-0 deficit to win 3-2 in a dramatic comeback victory for the only Red individual match win.

This weekend was important for the Red as both the men’s and women’s teams were able to prove themselves and show that they can compete at the level of the Crimson. The performance this week served as an indicator of good things to come in the future. The men’s squash team will battle Franklin and Marshal this weekend at the Belkin Courts at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Archived article by Andrew Knauer