NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Penn women's squash team split a pair of matches Saturday at Yale, losing a narrow 5-4 decision to the host Bulldogs before defeating Bates College, 9-0. The Quakers are now 3-1 on the young season.

Second-ranked Yale had knocked off fifth-ranked Penn a few weeks ago at the Ivy Scrimmages, and the Bulldogs managed the win against Saturday morning -- but it was about as close as you can get. Penn's wins came in the Nos. 2-5 spots, but Yale took a five-game win at No. 6 and four-game wins at Nos. 7 and 8 in gaining the 5-4 victory.

For Penn, Yarden Odinak won in straight games at No. 3 while Annie Madeira was a straight-game winner at No. 4. Rachael Goh (No. 2) and Pia Trikha (No. 5) lost their first games but then rolled to three straight victories to gain match points for the Quakers, as well.

The afternoon match with Bates was a mere formality, as every Penn win came in straight sets.

Penn is at Brown Sunday to complete a busy week of action.