No. 1 Harvard (5-0) vs. No. 6 Trinity (7-2)
Sperry returned to the court after missing the 2014-15 season (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – No. 1 Harvard will hit the road for the first time since December as it travels to Trinity for the first of a three-match road trip. Thursday's contest will be Harvard's final non-conference match of the season and can be seen live on the Northeast Sports Network.
Last Time Out
Harvard made quick work of St. Lawrence Jan. 18, sweeping the Saints and winning by a total game score of 27-0 to improve to 5-0 on the season. The Crimson earned its second-straight sweep and victory over the Saints after a one-year hiatus in the all-time series.
Alyssa Mehta earned her first-career victory at the No. 1 position against St. Lawrence. Mehta has played at all three of the top positions this season, combining for a 4-1 record.
No. 1 Better
Members of the Crimson have been dominant at the No. 1 position, combining for a perfect 92-0 record over the past seven seasons.
Back in Action
Allie Sperry cruised to her first win of the season in her return to the court against St. Lawrence after missing the 2014-15 season. Sperry picked up the win at the No. 9 spot and downed her opponent 11-0 in her final game.
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 16-2 record during the month of January under Way.
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.
Aye, Aye Captain
Isabelle Dowling and Saumya Karki will serve as team captains for the season. Dowling has posted a 35-9 record during her career while Karki has gone 38-5 during her time in Crimson.
Trinity stands at 7-2 on the season and rode a seven-game win streak before falling to Penn Jan. 23. Kanzy El Defrawy is off to a 9-0 start at the No. 1 position to lead the Bantams. The senior has finished ranked No. 2 in the country in each of the past three seasons.
Harvard last downed Trinity, 7-2, in the CSA Women's National Team Championship match to capture the Crimson's 15th Howe Cup championship.
Harvard will resume Ivy League action as it travels to Columbia Feb. 6 for a noon contest.
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