Yale Visits Penn, Franklin & Marshall In Saturday Doubleheader

Caroline Reigeluth.
Caroline Reigeluth.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale women's squash team will go on the road this weekend, facing the University of Pennsylvania and Franklin & Marshall on Saturday. 

The Bulldogs (1-0) open Ivy League play with an 11 a.m. match at Penn's Ringe Squash Courts before traveling to Lancaster, Pa., for a 5 p.m. matchup against the Diplomats of Franklin & Marshall. 

Yale, coming off a solid 8-1 victory over Williams on Nov. 20 at home, will look to avenge last year's 5-4 loss to the Quakers.  Penn (2-0, 1-0 Ivy) is coming off wins against Cornell on Nov. 21 and Franklin & Marshall on Wednesday.  The Quakers will provide a test for the Bulldogs, who will need to build off of a strong second-place finish in the preseason Ivy Scrimmages.

Franklin & Marshall (0-2) will look to overcome some early season hurdles, though the Bulldogs are likely to provide the Diplomats with a sizeable challenge.  No Diplomat has won a match yet this season, with the team falling 9-0 to both Dartmouth and Penn.

Following this weekend's matches, Yale will remain idle until Jan.9, when the team returns to action at home against Dartmouth.  A Saturday sweep would send the Bulldogs into the New Year with the confidence that comes with a perfect record.  

report filed by Alex Milvae '12, Yale Sports Publicity