No. 1 Women’s Squash Ready for St. Lawrence

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No. 1 Harvard (4-0) vs. St. Lawrence (1-6)
Monday, Jan. 18 – 1 p.m.
Murr Center Squash Courts
Harvard leads, 1-0
W, 9-0 (Jan. 25, 2014)
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Harvard will return to non-conference action after three-straight Ivy League contests (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – No. 1 women's squash will continue its four-game homestand as it hosts non-conference foe St. Lawrence Monday in a 1 p.m. matchup. The match can be seen live on the Ivy League Digital Network.

Last Time Out
Harvard downed a pair of top-three Ivy League opponents last weekend, taking down No. 2 Penn, 6-3, Jan. 9 and followed with a 9-0 sweep of No. 3 Princeton Jan. 10. The Crimson improved to 4-0 on the season and 3-0 in Ivy League play.

New Year, Same Result
Harvard is 6-0 starting the New Year under the Gregory Lee '87 and Russell Ball '88 Endowed Coach for Squash at Harvard University Mike Way. The Crimson has posted a 15-2 record during the month of January under Way.

Ivy Strong
Harvard has never dropped an Ivy League opener in its 40-year history and has posted a 33-3 mark in conference play under Way, including two perfect 7-0 seasons in 2011-12 and 2013-14.

Freshman Focus
Harvard's trio of freshmen in Kayley Leonard, Sophie Mehta and Sabrina Sobhy each earned a pair of wins this weekend to continue to stay undefeated in their collegiate careers.

Sobhy made her debut against Penn by downing Reeham Sedky, who previously had surrendered no more than three points in a game and followed by sweeping reigning Ivy League Rookie of the Year and  CSA first team All-American Olivia Fiechter of Princeton.

Leonard picked up sweeps at the No. 2 spot, downing Penn's two-time CSA first team All-American Anaka Alankamony and followed by taking down another two-time CSA first team All-American in Princeton's Maria Elena Ubina.

Mehta earned both wins at the No. 8 position this weekend and has garnered victories at the No. 5 and No. 6 positions.

Undefeated
Michelle Gemmell, Saumya Karki, Caroline Monrad and Sue Ann Yong also boast undefeated marks this season. Gemmell and Karki stand at 3-0, while Monrad holds a 2-0 mark.

Aye, Aye Captain
Isabelle Dowling and Saumya Karki will serve as team captains for the season. Dowling has posted a 34-9 record during her career while Karki has gone 37-5 during her time in Crimson.

Scouting St. Lawrence
St. Lawrence is 1-6 on the season with its lone win coming in a 6-3 decision over Tufts. The Saints will take on Middlebury, Yale and Wellesley this week before facing Harvard for its fourth contest in a six-day span.

The Crimson cruised past St. Lawrence in its previous matchup two years ago on Jan. 25, 2014, earning a 9-0 sweep. Michelle Gemmell earned her first-career win at the No. 1 position as Harvard won all 27 games.

Up Next
Harvard will host Franklin & Marshall Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. to wrap up its four-game homestand.

Ivy League Digital Network
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