The series with
Franklin & Marshall:
All-Time Series: Penn leads 32-9
At Penn: The Quakers have a 19-2 record
Last season: Penn won 9-0 on the road
Current Streak: The Quakers have won 14 in a row, the longest winning streak in series history
Last Franklin & Marshall win: January 23, 1993 at Penn (W, 5-4)
- The Quakers have swept eight straight matches and 12 of the last 13.
PHILADELPHIA - Coming off a weekend split, women's squash returns to the Ringe Squash Courts to square off against Franklin & Marshall in non-conference action. The Quakers (3-1, 2-1 Ivy) dropped a hard-fought match against top-ranked Harvard before rebounding with their second team sweep of the season at Dartmouth. The women's match will be played immediately after the men's match at 5 p.m. The women are slated for a 7 p.m. start.
Despite the winter break, the team's ladder remained relatively unchanged over the break. Nabilla Ariffin and Rachael Goh both stayed at the No. 1 and No. 2 positions respectively. Ariffin is currently 2-2, while Goh is 3-1 after both players split their matches this past weekend.
One switch that did occur was at the No. 3 and No. 4 positions. Yarden Odinak moved up to No. 3 and dropped a tough five-game match against Harvard, but rebounded with a win against Dartmouth to run her record to 3-1. Pia Trikha played at No. 4 this past weekend and was one of two double winners for Penn. She is the final remaining unbeaten player in the Penn ladder.
The other player that went a perfect 2-0 this past weekend was sophomore Chloe Blacker. Since the opening match against Princeton, Blacker has won 12 of the last 13 games and is a perfect 3-0. Blacker has been playing No. 9 in each of the last three matches.
Stephanie Vogel (No. 5) and Courtney Jones (No. 6) are also coming off a split this past weekend. Jones is 3-1 this season and her last two victories have both been 3-0 sweeps. Vogel has a pair of victories this season with both of her wins coming in sweeps.
Freshmen Colleen Fehm and Leslie Gill were each dealt their first losses of the season this past weekend at Harvard, but each responded with four-game wins against Dartmouth the following day. Both players sit at 3-1 this season and each have two 3-0 victories.
Franklin & Marshall shares three common opponents with Penn so far this season. The Diplomats have played a challenging schedule and have fell against Ivy League opponents Princeton and Dartmouth, along with a loss to Williams. Roxanna Mead (No. 2) currently leads the team with three wins after also spending time at No. 1.
A year ago, Penn made the trip to Franklin & Marshall and came away with the 9-0 sweep on the road. After playing this match at home, the Quakers will have the weekend off before returning to the road Sunday, January 29 against Trinity. Ivy League play resumes in the first weekend of February.