Around the Courts: College Squash Highlights (1/13/2013)

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College Squash AssociationNorthampton, MA — The second half of the 2012 – 2013 college squash season is heating up.

On Tuesday, Trinity hosted Mount Holyoke to open the week. The Bantams shutout the Lyons.

On Wednesday, Navy hosted Western Ontario. Western jumped out to a 3-0 lead, but Navy rallied by winning three of the four five-game matches to capture the team match 5-4. Also on Wednesday, Harvard’s men and women shutout Bates.

Mount Holyoke headed north for a match with Middlebury on Thursday. The Panthers made the most of their home courts with a 7-2 victory. Middlebury coach John Illig recently earned his 500th coaching victory. On Friday, Middlebury faced Williams. The Ephs won the women’s match, 5-4, and the men’s match, 7-2.

Also on Friday, George Washington faced Wellesley. The two teams are in the Cayman Islands for training trips. The Colonials won the match, 9-0. Back in Maine, Bates defeated Bowdoin, 8-1.

Navy shutout the Fordham Rams.

On Saturday, Harvard defeated Penn. The Crimson men won their match 9-0, while the women won 6-3. The women’s match was tight, with Harvard winning two of the three five-game matches.

Both Trinity squads defeated Bates, while Princeton won against Dartmouth. The Yale men defeated Cornell, 8-1, while the women had a tight 6-3 victory over the Big Red.

Columbia and Brown met at Chelsea Piers in Connecticut. The Lions won the men’s match, 8-1, but lost the women’s match, 3-6.

MIT hosted Conn, but lost 1-8. The Camel men and women also defeated Northeastern.

On Sunday, Princeton hosted Harvard. Both the men’s and women’s matches were eagerly anticipated. In the women’s match, Princeton took down the top-ranked Crimson, 5-4. The Tigers captured the three five-game matches in the contest. The top-ranked Princeton men defended their position by defeating the 3rd-ranked Crimson.

Both Amherst squads hosted and defeated Northeastern and Conn College.

The Williams women beat Mount Holyoke and Bates, while the Ephs men also defeated the Bobcats.

Dartmouth won the men’s match against Penn, but lost the women’s match.

Cornell defeated both Brown squads. The Cornell women shutout St. Lawrence, while the men beat the Saints, 6-3.

Columbia beat Navy, 8-1, but both Lions squads lost to Yale.

Coaches and Team Contacts, please remember to enter your team’s results in the US Squash Scoring System on the day of each match. Each player must be named in the results (“Not on Roster” entries will not be tolerated) or penalties may be applied.

Schools are reminded that to qualify for the National Team Championships, a minimum number of matches must be played at specific periods of the season:

  • Varsity teams are required to play ten (10) matches against other CSA teams to enter team championships. At minimum, each team should have at least 6 different opponents. Varsity teams should play the majority of their matches against other varsity schools.
  • Club teams are required to play eight (8) matches against other CSA teams to enter team championships. In addition, club teams must play at least four (4) matches between January 1st and February 10th. At minimum, each team should have at least five (5) different opponents.

For complete results from all of this weekend’s action, see Women’s Results and Men’s Results.