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Bulldogs Take on Columbia, Cornell in NY

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Faceoff at No. 4 seed

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Yale Women's Squash team travels to New York this weekend to face No. 7 Columbia on Saturday and No. 12  Cornell on Sunday. Both matches are noon starts.

Since the 2010-2011 season, the Elis are 8-0 against Columbia and 12-0 against Cornell.

Columbia is 5-3 on the season, surrendering losses only to No. 2 Trinity, No. 3 Harvard and No. 4 Stanford. The Lions have a young squad, containing mostly sophomores, but only two first years, one of whom is in the team's No. 8 seed. 

In terms of individual ratings, Columbia and Yale are very evenly matched, especially between their No. 4 seeds. Yale's No. 4 seed, Aishwarya Bhattacharya, is 7-3 on the season compared to Columbia's Habiba Mohamed who is 6-2. Their individual ratings are nearly identical, with Bhattacharya having the slight edge. Both athletes are coming off wins.

Cornell is 3-7 on the season, coming off back-to-back wins against George Washington and Franklin & Marshall. Cornell has a well-balanced squad with a strong veteran presence and five first-years, two of whom are the team's No. 1 and No. 2 seeds.

The Elis have only four matches left in the regular season. Results from this weekend's matches will be updated live on the CSA website.


Report by Johnny Gross '21, Yale Sports Publicity Office