NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale women's squash team will host the undefeated Trinity Bantams Wednesday night at 6 p.m. at the Brady Squash Center.
The Bulldogs (7-1, 2-1 Ivy) are coming off of a very successful Yale Round Robin that included five wins in five matches over three days. The Bulldogs' most notable performances came in dominant victories over No. 5 Cornell and No. 6 Stanford.
Trinity (7-0) has also played very well so far this season. The Bantams' most impressive victories have also come against Cornell and Stanford, though Trinity has yet to face an opponent ranked as high as Yale. In the Bulldogs' one match this year against a favored opponent, No. 3 Penn handed Yale its only loss of the season, 8-1.
Trinity has built a perennially strong women's squash program over the past decade-plus, though the women's program has not been as dominant as the men's. Trinity won the Howe Cup - the women's national championship - in 2002 and 2003 before Yale unseated the Bantams in the 2004 Howe Cup final to capture the Bulldogs' first of three consecutive national championships. Current Trinity sophomore Nour Baghat is the defending women's individual national champion, and both she and senior Nayelly Hernandez joined current Bulldog junior Logan Greer as 2008-2009 CSA First Team All-Americans.
The match should provide a challenge for the Bulldogs, and a win on Wednesday night would indicate that Yale could challenge for another Howe Cup later this winter.
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report filed by Alex Milvae '12, Yale Sports Publicity