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No. 1 Women’s Squash Concludes Regular Season with Trio of Top-10 Matches

Senior captain Caroline Monrad and the Crimson look to continue its perfect season heading into the final weekend of regular season play (Gil Talbot).

Matchup
Date/Time
Venue
Series
Last 
Streak

No. 1 Harvard vs. No. 9 Brown
Friday, Feb. 10 / 4 p.m.
Pizzitola Sports Center
Harvard leads, 47-0
W, 9-0 (Feb. 12, 2016)
W47

Matchup
Date/Time
Venue
Broadcast
Series
Last 
Streak

No. 1 Harvard vs. No. 6 Stanford
Saturday, Feb. 11 / 11 a.m.
Murr Center Squash Courts
Ivy League Digital Network
Harvard leads, 12-0
W, 9-0 (Jan. 19, 2017)
W12

Matchup
Date/Time
Venue
Broadcast
Series
Last 
Streak

 No. 1 Harvard vs. No. 5 Yale
Sunday, Feb. 12 / 1 p.m.
Murr Center Squash Courts
Ivy League Digital Network
Harvard leads, 39-15
W, 9-0 (Feb. 14, 2016)
W7

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 1 Harvard women's squash team finishes regular season action with top-10 matchups against Brown, Stanford and Yale this weekend. The Crimson travels to take on No. 9 Brown Friday at 4 p.m., before welcoming No. 6 Stanford Saturday at 11 a.m. and No. 5 Yale Sunday at 1 p.m. Harvard can clinch the Ivy League title outright with victories over the Bears and Bulldogs.

Last Time Out
The No. 1 Harvard women's squash team won its ninth consecutive match of the season, handing No. 3 Trinity an 8-1 defeat at the Murr Center Squash Courts on Wednesday evening. Harvard continued its perfect season with a dominant performance over the Bantams, rolling to a 3-0 sweep in five matches.

Winning Tradition
With its recent victory over Trinity, Harvard recorded its 32nd consecutive win dating back to the early 2014-15 season. The Crimson is looking to capture its second-straight Ivy title for the first time since the 2002-03 season, along with its third-consecutive Howe Cup.

Crimson Domination
Nine Crimson remain undefeated with three matches left in the regular season. Senior Dileas MacGowan and sophomore Sophie Mehta are both 9-0, while senior Katherine Tutrone and junior Alyssa Mehta boast records of 8-0. Senior Caroline Monrad and freshman Amelia Henley sport 7-0 marks, and sophomore Kayley Leonard and senior Keegan Mendez remain perfect at 6-0 and 4-0, respectively. Freshman Annika Engstrom also hasn't fallen yet in her career in Crimson with a record of 3-0.

Sweeping Away the Competition
The Crimson has completely dominated teams throughout the year, sweeping six teams on the season, including four consecutive sweeps at one point during the season. Harvard has also recorded four clean sweeps where it has defeated its opponent 3-0 in all nine matches.

National Rankings
The Crimson is ranked No. 1 overall in the latest Dunlop Women's College Association Team Rankings. Harvard entered the year as the No. 1 team in the nation for the seventh consecutive season.

Related link: No. 1 Harvard Women's Squash Ranked No. 1 in Latest 2016-17 Dunlop Women's College Squash Team Rankings 

Familiar Faces
Harvard returns nine players from last year's championship squad, led by Ivy League Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year Sabrina Sobhy. Returning junior Alyssa Mehta and sophomore Kayley Leonard were also named to the All-Ivy team. All three players were selected to the CSA All-America first team as well.

Scouting No. 9 Brown
Brown enters the matchup with Crimson with a record of 5-5, with all five loses coming in Ivy action. The Bears won five-straight matches from Feb. 20-29, but have since fallen to Penn and Princeton in decisive fashion. Brown is captained by seniors Isabel Scherl and Hannah Hay-Smith and junior Quincy Beck.

Scouting No. 6 Stanford
Stanford boasts a 4-5 mark this season, including an 9-0 loss to the Crimson back on Jan. 19. The Cardinal is coming off a 7-2 win over Cornell, ending a four-game losing streak. Stanford also had victories over No. 8 Columbia and No. 13 Virginia earlier on the year.

Scouting No. 5 Yale
Yale enters its final weekend of action with a record of 10-3. The Bulldogs are 3-2 in conference play, and have lost its last two matches after winning three straight. Yale recently fell to No. 2 Penn and No. 4 Princeton. 

ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS