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Around the Courts: College Squash Highlights (11/15/2015)

College Squash AssociationHatfield, MA — With round robins in Connecticut, Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania, it was a busy November weekend in collegiate squash.

On Thursday, the Dickinson men visited and defeated Lehigh.

On Friday, hosting their city rivals, the Fordham men fell 4-5 to NYU.

On Saturday, the William Smith women traveled to Colgate and defeated the Raiders, 8-1.

Wellesley hosted Mount Holyoke. The Blue Pride topped their Seven Sisters rival, 8-1.

Haverford hosted Vassar and Dickinson on Saturday. The Dickinson women shutout both Haverford and Vassar. Not to be outdone, the Dickinson men defeated their host, 8-1, and Vassar, 9-0. Haverford and Vassar traded shutouts. The Haverford men and the Vassar women won.

Bard hosted a round robin over the weekend. On Saturday, the Raptors shutout Lafayette and Siena. On Sunday, Bard defeated Penn State and Swarthmore, each by an 8-1 score. With a 5-1 record, Bard surpasses last season’s win total and appears to be eyeing the program’s record of eight wins.

Navy hosted their second round robin of the season over the weekend. The Midshipmen maintained their perfect record by defeating MIT, Virginia, Hobart, and Bucknell. Navy did lose their shutout streak when Virginia won two matches and  Hobart won a match. The George Washington men earned a pair of shutouts against Hobart and Denison. Hobart defeated MIT, 6-3, but lost to Virginia, 3-6. MIT defeated Bucknell, 5-4, but lost to Johns Hopkins, 4-5.

The Ivy League Scrimmages, a preseason event at Yale, were held this weekend. In the unofficial action, Penn won the women’s tournament, while Yale won the men’s tournament.

In club-vs.-club team action, both Boston University squads defeated Northeastern. Colgate defeated the Minnesota women, but the Gophers rebounded to defeat Smith College. The Virginia women shutout Georgetown and Johns Hopkins. The Georgetown women prevailed over Johns Hopkins.The Fordham women edged NYU. In a rematch of last season’s Chaffee Cup final, the Denison men defeated Georgetown, 5-4. Smith College and Boston University lost to the Colgate women on Sunday.

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 a regular season match to officially count for ranking purposes, each team must have at least seven players. Except for Emerging Teams, matches with less than seven players per team will not count towards the required number of matches for entry into the National Team Championships.

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