PHILADELPHIA -The Penn women's squash team improved to 2-0 Saturday afternoon with a convincing victory over Yale, 7-2. The Quakers were aided by victories from the fourth-through-ninth spots in their lineup to clinch the match.
Junior Emily Goodwin and sophomore Christina Matthias got the match started off on the right note for Penn as each earned victories. Goodwin rebounded from a loss in the first game to take her match from the No. 9 position, 3-1. Matthias swept her opponent in three games at No. 6.
The Quakers did not let up in the middle matches, sweeping the second, fifth and eighth-ranked matches. Sophomore Sydney Scott put together a dominating performance from the No. 2 position to win in three games. Junior Alisha Turner also earned a sweep from the No. 5 rung on the ladder. Senior Lauralynn Drury won her match in four games, ensuring the Quakers a victory just six matches into the day.
Penn would add two more victories later in the match as junior Tara Chawla earned a hard-fought five-game victory from the No. 4 position and freshman Annie Madeira swept her opponent at the No. 7 slot.
"This victory is a reflection of the hard work that we've put in all fall," said head coach Jack Wyant. "There is definitely still room for improvement, but we have some time now to go back to the drawing board and keep working as hard as we can. It was great to get this win in front of such a tremendous turnout, and we hope to see more crowds like that here as the season progresses."
The Quakers are back in action tomorrow from Ringe Courts when they host the Brown Bears and the Columbia Lions. The Brown match will be played first and starts at 11 am.