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Bulldogs Split Pennsylvania Road Trip: Lose to Penn, Beat Franklin & Marshall

Carolyn Brown.
Carolyn Brown.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale women's squash team defeated Franklin and Marshall 9-0 after losing to Penn 8-1 earlier in the day to salvage a split of the final two games of the 2009 calendar year.

The Bulldogs(2-1, 0-1 Ivy) opened Saturday's action with an 11 a.m. match against the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in which the Quakers (3-0, 2-0 Ivy) downed the Bulldogs 8-1.  Penn controlled the lower half of the ladder, winning the matches at the No. 5 through 9 positions 3-0.  Yale's sole victory came from Alia Aziz at the No. 2 position, where she defeated Nabilla Ariffin 3-2 to earn the win.  Aziz fought back from a 2-1 deficit, winning the fourth game 13-11 before completing the comeback with an 11-8 win in the fifth.

Following the Bulldogs loss, they traveled to Franklin and Marshall College.  The Bulldogs were able to get back into the win column, defeating the Diplomats 9-0.  The Bulldogs swept eight of the nine matches 3-0, and No. 1 Logan Greer earned her first victory of the season by defeating Morgan Smith 3-1.  Freshman Carolyn Brown earned her first collegiate victory in convincing fashion, defeating Courtney Mulligan 11-1, 11-3, 11-3.

The Bulldogs will be off until Jan. 9, when the team returns to action at home against Dartmouth.  The break should give the team time to reevaluate their prospects going forward.  Penn's victory exposed some of Yale's weaknesses, and the Bulldogs will need to adjust accordingly if they hope to contend for the Ivy League and national titles.



  Penn Yale Winner's Score Winner
1WS Lange,Kristen Greer,Logan 11-5,11-1,11-7 Penn
2WS Ariffin,Nabilla Aziz,Alia 4-11,11-8,6-11,13-11,11-8 Yale
3WS Scott,Sydney Toomey,Sarah 11-9,9-11,11-4,12-14,11-3 Penn
4WS Odinak,Yarden Nadas,Rhetta 11-9,11-6,8-11,11-9 Penn
5WS Goh,Rachael Van Arkel,Alexandra 11-1,11-4,11-4 Penn
6WS Hebden,Britt Ballaine,Katie 11-9,11-7,11-9 Penn
7WS Madeira,Anne Reigeluth,Caroline 11-5,11-6,11-5 Penn
8WS Matthias,Christina Kerr,Aly 11-8,11-7,11-8 Penn
9WS Trikha,Pia Brown,Carolyn 11-4,11-7,11-8 Penn
10WS Vogel,Stephanie Harrison,Katie 11-5,6-11,11-3,11-3 Penn




  F&M Yale Winner's Score Winner
1WS Smith,Morgan Greer,Logan 11-8,9-11,11-2,11-1 Yale
2WS Foster,Eleanor Van Arkel,Alexandra 11-5,11-4,11-5 Yale
3WS Barnes,Katie Nadas,Rhetta 11-1,11-3,11-2 Yale
4WS Suckoo,Sheena Ballaine,Katie 11-2,11-0,11-2 Yale
5WS Ross,Chelsea Reigeluth,Caroline 11-5,11-4,11-7 Yale
6WS Arora,Tanya Kerr,Aly 11-3,11-1,11-5 Yale
7WS Mulligan,Courtney Brown,Carolyn 11-1,11-3,11-3 Yale
8WS Tzarnas,Stephanie Morris,Catherine 11-3,11-0,11-3 Yale
9WS Russo,Dana Ettinger,Katharine 11-7,11-1,11-1 Yale
10WS Robinson-Harris,Gabrielle Mulrow,Kelly 11-2,11-3,11-3 Yale


report filed by Alex Milvae '12, Yale Sports Publicity