Hatfield, MA — The final week of the college squash regular season was a wild one.
The week opened on Monday with Drexel visiting Dickinson. Both Dragon squads shutout Dickinson.
On Tuesday, the Tufts men defeated Brandeis.
Williams hosted Dartmouth on Wednesday. The Dartmouth men defeated the Ephs, 6-3. The 12th-ranked Williams women came up just short, losing 4-5 to the 11th-ranked Big Green.
On Thursday, both Tufts squads faced and defeated Boston University. In Pennsylvania, Haverford defeated Lehigh. Hamilton and St. Lawrence traded matches. St. Lawrence won the men’s match, 9-0, while Hamilton won the women’s match, 6-3.
Friday was dominated by Ivy League match ups. In New Hampshire, Yale visited Dartmouth. The 2nd-ranked Yale men took care of their hosts, 8-1. The Bulldog women shutout Dartmouth. Both Harvard squads defeated Brown, 9-0. The Cornell men had a come from behind 5-4 victory over Princeton. The Princeton women shutout Cornell. Penn hosted Columbia. The Quakers women shutout their opponents from the Big Apple. Eighth-ranked Columbia stayed right with 3rd-ranked Penn and eventually surpassed them to claim a 5-4 victory. Also in Pennsylvania, Franklin & Marshall hosted George Washington. The 11th-ranked Diplomats men defeated the 10th-ranked George Washington men, 6-3, to bring the all-time series to 38-0. The Colonials women defeated Franklin & Marshall, 6-3.
On Saturday, the top-ranked and undefeated Trinity men travelled to St. Lawrence for a rematch of last year’s Potter Cup final. The 5th-ranked Saints earned a 5-4 victory. There is no longer an undefeated men’s varsity team heading into the National Team Championships. The Trinity men did shutout Hamilton later in the day. The St. Lawrence women shutout William Smith.
Fresh off Friday’s big win over 2nd-ranked Penn, the Columbia men were defeated by 9th-ranked Drexel. The Columbia women defeated the Dragons, 7-2. Cornell visited F&M. The Cornell women defeated F&M, 9-0, while the Cornell men defeated F&M, 8-1. The Colby women avenged an early season defeat to Wellesley with a 6-3 victory. On senior day, the George Washington men defeated Johns Hopkins and the Colonials women fell to Trinity, 0-9.
Haverford hosted NYU and Georgetown. Both Fords squads went 2-0 on the day. In the men’s matches, Haverford defeated NYU, 6-3, and Georgetown, 7-2. In the women’s matches, Haverford defeated NYU and Georgetown.
Bard, Tufts, and Vassar travelled to Wesleyan. In the men’s matches, the host Cardinals shutout Tufts and Vassar. Vassar lost, 0-9, to the Tufts men. In a rematch of a meeting at last weekend’s NESCAC Championships, the Tufts women repeated a 5-4 victory over Wesleyan. The Jumbos women also defeated Vassar, 7-2, as did Wesleyan, 9-0. The Tufts men defeated Bard, 8-1.
On Sunday, Cornell hosted Penn. The Penn women shutout the Big Red. In the men’s match, the two squads went down to the wire. Tied at 4-4, 12th-ranked Cornell won the final match to upset the 3rd-ranked Quakers. Nearby, the Bates men defeated Hobart, 6-3, while the Bates women defeated William Smith, 7-2. After mechanical difficulties with their bus, Bates’ match with Hamilton was cancelled. The Cornell men also defeated Hobart, 8-1.
In New York City, Columbia hosted Princeton. The Princeton women earned a 7-2 victory over the Lions. In the men’s match, Columbia returned the favor, defeating the Tigers, 7-2. Brown hosted and fell to both Dartmouth teams. In the women’s match, Dartmouth won 6-3 and in the men’s match the Big Green prevailed 7-2.
In New Haven, the Ivy League titles were up for grabs.The Harvard women shutout their rivals, Yale, 9-0, to capture their 20th Ivy League title and their first since the 2013 – 2014 season. The 2nd-ranked Yale men defended their home courts and defeated Harvard, 6-3. Yale completed the Ivy League season 7-0 and earned their first title since the 2010 – 2011 season.
Navy visited Franklin & Marshall. After being down 1-4, 15th-ranked Navy battled back and edged 11th-ranked Franklin & Marshall, 5-4.
The Brown men shutout MIT.
In club vs. club men’s matches, Denison defeated Ohio State; Charleston defeated Duke; Bucknell defeated Penn State; Lehigh defeated Penn State; Charleston defeated Davidson; Charleston defeated Duke; and Bucknell defeated Lehigh.
In club vs. club women’s matches, Colgate defeated Rochester, and Georgetown defeated NYU.