January 17, 2012

Clash of Squash Titans Kicks Off Big Week For Bulldogs

It'd be tough to draw up a more exciting showdown than No. 2 Yale's midweek matchup with No. 1 Trinity. The top two teams in the country, both undefeated, dueling at one of the nation's top squash venues in the Brady Squash Center in New Haven. Add to that lingering tensions from last year's showdown - a Bulldog loss - and the fact that Trinity has not lost in 252 matches, and Wednesday night's match is simply a must-see. 

Luckily for squash fans, the match will be streaming live on Yale All-Access, available at Yalebulldogs.com. Those who tune in will see a Bulldog squad coming off a big weekend at the Brady Squash Center. The Bulldogs took wins over No. 10 Williams, No. 16 Columbia, and a hard-fought 5-4 victory against No. 6 Cornell. 

Last year, the Bantams provided the only blemishes on the Elis' schedule: the first was in Hartford, a 7-2 loss for the Bulldogs whose points on the day came from John Roberts and Robert Berner. The second was much closer, a 5-4 loss in the CSA Team National Championships. Roberts, Berner, then-senior Christopher Plimpton, and Kenneth Chan (who has been at the top spot for the Bulldogs for much of this season) were Yale's winners in that match.

Regardless of the outcome of Wednesday's match, the Bulldogs will have to get straight back to work as a trip to Rochester, N.Y. looms this weekend. That includes a 7 pm matchup with Western Ontario Friday evening and a noon fixture against Rochester Saturday. 

Report filed by Chelsea Janes '12, Yale Sports Publicity