No. 1 Harvard (8-0) vs. No. 10 Brown (6-6)
Sunday, Feb. 14, 11 a.m.
Brady Squash Center
Harvard leads, 38-15
W, 9-0 (Feb. 6, 2015)
Harvard will look to claim its 20th Ivy League title (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – With the Ivy League title on the line, No. 1 women's squash will look clinch its 20th Ivy League title with a pair of pivotal matches. Harvard will host No. 10 Brown Friday night in its final home match of the season before heading to No. 4 Yale for its final contest of the regular season. The match against Brown can be seen live on the Ivy League Digital Network.
With a win on Friday, Harvard would clinch at least a share of the Ivy League title, while a win on Sunday would give the Crimson the title outright. Harvard has taken home 19 Ancient Eight titles, with its most recent in 2014.
Last Time Out
The Crimson earned a pair of sweeps at No. 7 Columbia and No. 8 Cornell last weekend. The Crimson was dominant all-around, taking all but two games from Columbia and one game from Cornell. With the sweeps, Harvard has now blanked four of its six Ivy League opponents this season.
Harvard is the only women's varsity squash program in the nation to hold an undefeated record. Washington University in St. Louis's women's club team is the lone other amongst the unbeaten.
No. 1 Better
Members of the Crimson have been dominant at the No. 1 position, combining for a perfect 95-0 record over the past seven seasons. Sobhy, Leonard and Alyssa Mehta have each picked up wins at the top spot this season.
The Bears stand at 6-6 on the season and are 0-5 in Ivy League matches, falling most recently at Penn and Princeton last weekend.
The Crimson has dominated the Bears in recent years, sweeping its previous 16 matches.
The Bulldogs hold a 10-3 mark, including a 3-2 clip in conference matches. Yale is coming off its first losses in Ancient Eight action, dropping decisions at Princeton and Penn last weekend.
Harvard previously swept Yale Feb. 6, 2015, winning by a combined game score of 23-4.
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 17-2 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 35-3 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 41-5 during her time in Crimson.
Harvard will return to New Haven for the CSA Team National championship Feb. 26-28.
Ivy League Digital Network
The Ivy League Digital Network returns for a third season as the home for all live streaming and on-demand video content for each of the conference's eight institutions. Broadcast in full HD and featuring a live score bug and play-by-play and color commentary, the Ivy League Digital Network provides fans with unprecedented access to the Ancient Eight.
Multiple subscription options are available to fans, including school-specific and league-wide passes. To learn more about the Ivy League Digital Network or to sign-up today, click here.
Use the Social Stream on GoCrimson.com to stay connected with the Crimson on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube this year. The Social Stream brings the conversation from all four platforms into one convenient location, allowing fans of all Harvard Athletics teams to monitor the action in real time.