February 5, 2009

Red Squash to Face Streaking Opponents

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This weekend, the men’s and women’s squash teams will aim to duplicate the dominant showing they had at the Cornell Invitational two weeks ago. The men (10-2, 3-2 Ivy) kick things off at 3 p.m. on Saturday against No. 1 ranked Trinity, which is looking to preserve its 194-match win streak –– the nation’s longest active winning streak in any intercollegiate varsity sport.
Cornell, currently ranked fourth in the country, will be seeking to pull off a major upset on its home courts. Next up for the Red is a Sunday morning matchup against Brown, which is coming off a 9-0 loss to Dartmouth and remains winless in the Ivy League. The women’s team (6-4, 1-4 Ivy) also faces a tough opening match, taking on Mt. Holyoke College this Saturday afternoon. The Lyons are coming off a weekend sweep of Smith and Vassar, in which they shutout their opponents, 18-0.
The Red will look for its second Ivy League win on Sunday at 10 a.m., when it takes on Brown. The Bears suffered a 9-0 drubbing at the hands of Stanford last weekend, and will travel to New Haven, Conn., this Saturday to take on rival Yale before descending upon Cornell’s Belkin Inter­national Squash Courts.