February 9, 2011

No. 2 Yale to Play No. 6 Harvard, Looks to Win Ivy Title Outright

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The No. 2 Yale men's squash team (12-1, 5-0 Ivy) has already clinched a share of the Ivy Title with its 9-0 win against No. 12 Brown and No. 3 Princeton's win over Harvard last weekend. This weekend, the Bulldogs will take on No. 6 Harvard (7-3, 3-2 Ivy). Defeating Harvard would secure the Ivy Title outright for the second consecutive year for the Bulldogs. Yale is currently the only undefeated team in the Ancient Eight, and has a five-game winning streak.

Yale will play at Harvard's Barnaby Courts at 4p.m. on Saturday in the last match of its regular season.

Harvard

Harvard lost on the road to No. 3 Princeton by a 7-2 margin last Sunday, after defeating No. 10 Penn 8-1. Harvard has also dropped matches to No. 4 Rochester and No. 6 Cornell earlier in the season. Harvard will play No. 1 Trinity on Wednesday night, which has been rescheduled from earlier in the season.

History Lessons

Last year, Yale defeated the Harvard Crimson 8-1 at the Brady Squash Center. The Crimson were competing for a share of the Ivy Title, as a victory would have created a three-way title for the championship.

Special Significance

Saturday's matches will certainly be bittersweet for Yale's four seniors, John Fulham, captain Naishadh Lalwani, Michael Maruca, and Christopher Plimpton, as it will be their last regular-season collegiate squash match.

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