Weekend Preview – Nov. 19-21

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Cornell’s Veer Chotrani (right) and Virginia’s Aly Hussein (left) could match up again in one of this weekend’s marquee contests at University of Pennsylvania (photo: Michael T. Bello)

The college squash season shifts into an even higher gear this weekend with NESCAC teams now ready to compete, just before a short pause for the Thanksgiving break. The Philadelphia area will once again draw a great deal of attention with 20 different teams contesting matches in the region.

  • Hottest Ticket in Town – Forget the U.S. Junior Squash Nationals and even the Philadelphia Marathon, the place to be this weekend will be at the courts at Penn, Drexel, and Princeton. 10 men’s teams and 10 women’s teams will stage an array of matches from this evening through Monday, including cross-regional matchups like Cornell-Virginia and Bates-Dickinson.
  • Stanford Carries On – After teetering on the brink of transition to club status, the Stanford women’s program is back in varsity action with five matches on the docket for their first trip east this season. The first two matches of those five against Cornell (Friday) and Penn (Saturday) are the most significant fixtures of their weekend.
  • Hamilton Hosts Duals – Hamilton College’s 10 courts will be buzzing with action as they host a round robin of their own against Upstate New York neighbors Hobart & William Smith and conference foes Connecticut College and Tufts. Hamilton will look to apply their home court advantage in particularly tough matchups against Conn College and HWS.
  • Cross-Border Rivalries Renewed – Western Ontario make their second foray over the border this weekend, this time to St. Lawrence University where the Mustangs will face the hosts and Middlebury College, who will be in their first action of the season.
  • A Bronx Tale – Ever the generous host of cross-regional competitors, Fordham welcomes Cal-Berkeley, Washington University in St. Louis, and Northeastern to the Big Apple. Berkeley, the strongest men’s club team from two years ago, begins their campaign to maintain that title this weekend.

Spotlight Matches
Women
#5 Virginia vs. #9 Penn, #3 Princeton, & #8 Cornell
#10 Stanford vs. #8 Cornell & #9 Penn
#21 William Smith vs. #22 Hamilton & #24 Conn College

Men
#8 Virginia vs. #9 Cornell
#20 St. Lawrence vs. #21 Middlebury
#23 Bates vs. #26 Dickinson
#27 Hamilton vs. #25 Hobart & #29 Conn College

Order of Play
The order of play for the week from November 18 to November 24 is:

  • 3-court system: 2,3,1 / 4,5,6 / 8,7,9
  • 5-court system: 2,1 / 4,3 / 5,6 / 7,8 / 10,9

View the full college schedules here:
College Squash Women’s Schedule
College Squash Men’s Schedule

Live Scoring will be available for many matches during the weekend on Club Locker – Men and Women.

Please also follow the CSA on Twitter (@CollegeSquash) and Instagram (@college_squash) for social media updates throughout the weekend.