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No. 5 Yale Can’t Overcome No. 1 Harvard

Lucy Beecroft.
Lucy Beecroft.


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The Yale women's squash team fell to the top-ranked Harvard Crimson in its regular season finale earlier this afternoon. The Bulldogs (11-4, 4-3 Ivy) came up short in their attempt to upset the Crimson, who remain undefeated on the season. The Yale women now have a two-week break to prepare for the CSA Team Championship tournament, which begins Feb. 24.

The Bulldogs were overpowered by the top nine of the Crimson, who won seven of the matches 3-0. Sophomore Emily Sherwood and senior Madeline Tomlinson each won a game for the Bulldogs in the seven and nine spots, respectively, before eventually losing their matches 3-1. Senior Jenny Scherl had another solid performance in the one spot, scoring 24 points against Harvard's highly-ranked Sabrina Sobhy despite losing (11-9,11-8,11-7).

The match today served as good preparation for the CSA Team Championship, where the Bulldogs are projected to enter as the No. 5 seed and will likely have to play a higher-seeded opponent in the quarterfinals.


Report by Nick Sehlinger '17, Yale Sports Publicity



   Indicates Winner
  Yale University Rating Harvard University Rating Winner's Score Winner Status
1WS Scherl, Jenny  5.21711 Sobhy, Sabrina  5.52419 11-9,11-8,11-7 Harvard University C
2WS beecroft, lucy  5.16646 kennedy, georgina  5.42377 11-7,11-4,11-3 Harvard University C
3WS Yeap, Celine  5.02126 Leonard, Kayley M 5.42758 11-3,11-7,11-6 Harvard University C
4WS Mao, Shiyuan  4.88246 Henley, Amelia  5.43079 11-7,11-3,11-3 Harvard University C
5WS Davis, Jennifer L 4.6119 Tutrone, Katie  5.22394 11-3,11-4,11-3 Harvard University C
6WS Lehman, Jocelyn M. 4.63016 Yong, Sue Ann  5.14249 11-6,11-5,11-9 Harvard University C
7WS Sherwood, Emily B. 4.6552 Mehta, Sophie  5.04857 11-4,11-3,11-13,11-2 Harvard University C
8WS Maity, Selena P. 4.5478 MacGowan, Dileas S. 4.96339 11-4,11-5,11-2 Harvard University C
9WS Tomlinson, Madeline  4.49894 Monrad, Caroline  4.73126 11-5,2-11,11-9,11-6 Harvard University C
10WS Suan, Ashley E. 4.05346 Mendez, Keegan L. 4.43915 9-11,11-4,11-5,11-9 Harvard University C