PHILADELPHIA The Penn women’s squash team is on its first road trip of the season, heading to New England for two crucial Ivy matches over the weekend. The Quakers will be in New Haven, Conn., to take on Yale Saturday at noon. Penn will then travel to Providence, R.I., on Sunday to matchup against No. 10 Brown at 11 a.m.
The Quakers have already put three Ws on their schedule including one Ivy win. On Nov. 22 Penn defeated Cornell, 7-2, and swept Middlebury, 9-0. On the 23rd, the Red and Blue beat No. 6 Stanford, 7-2. Penn has only given up 16 games through its first three matches.
This will be the first match of the season for the No. 5 Bulldogs. Last season, the Red and Blue defeated the Bulldogs, 7-2, at Yale and the Quakers are looking to repeat last year’s success. In addition, senior co-captain Emily Goodwin will be back on the court after missing the first matches due to injury.
Yale’s underclassmen have big shoes to fill as the Bulldogs graduated its deadliest weapon, CSA individual champion, Miranda Ranieri, who defeated Penn’s No. 1 Kristen Lange in the CSA final. The most likely opponent for Lange will be Yale sophomore Logan Greer, while sophomore Sarah Toomey and junior Alia Aziz will each ascend to Nos. 2 and 3, respectively.
The Quakers will finish their road trip Sunday morning when they take on Brown. Last season, Penn rolled over Brown, 9-0 eight of the matches finishing in three quick games. Brown is currently 0-1 after dropping its season opener to Harvard, 9-0.