PHILADELPHIA - The Penn women's squash team remains unbeaten on the year, defeating Yale 8-1 Saturday at the Ringe Squash Courts. The Quakers improved to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the Ivy League, while the Bulldogs dropped to 1-1 overall and 0-1 in League play.
Feeding off the excitement and energy of a large and very supportive home crowd, Penn captured its fifth straight win over Yale, sacrificing just one match to the Bulldogs. Senior Kristen Lange made quick work of Yale's top player, Logan Greer, in the most anticipated match of the afternoon. Expected to be a five-game fight, like in past years, Lange gained the top-of-the-ladder win 3-0.
Instead, it was senior Sydney Scott who took her opponent into a lengthy five games, gaining a well deserved 3-2 victory over Sarah Toomey. Penn's sole loss came in the No. 2 position, in which Yale senior Alia Aziz edged freshman Nabilla Ariffin, 3-2. Ariffin put up a tough battle, including taking a 2-1 advantage, but fell in the final two games, 13-11 and 11-8.
Freshmen Yarden Odinak, Rachel Goh, Pia Trikha, seniors Britt Hebden, Christina Matthias and junior Annie Madeira all remained undefeated this season.
The Quakers resume play tomorrow against Brown at 11 a.m. at the Ringe Courts. It is their final match before holiday break and their last home match until Jan. 27.
No. 1 Kristen Lange (P) def. Logan Greer (Y), 3-0 (11-5, 11-1, 11-7)
No. 2 Alia Aziz (Y) def. Nabilla Ariffin (P), 3-2 (4-11, 11-8, 6-11, 13-11, 11-8)
No. 3 Sydney Scott (P) def. Sarah Toomey (Y), 3-2 (11-9, 9-11, 11-4, 12-14,11-3)
No. 4 Yarden Odinak (P) def. Rhetta Nadas (Y), 3-1 (11-9, 11-6, 8-11, 11-9)
No. 5 Rachel Goh (P) def. Alexandra Van Arkel (Y), 3-0 (11-1, 11-4, 11-4)
No. 6 Britt Hebden (P) def. Katie Ballaine (Y), 3-0 (11-9, 11-7, 11-9)
No. 7 Annie Madeira (P) def. Caroline Reigeluth (Y), 3-0 (11-5, 11-6, 11-5)
No. 8 Christina Matthias (P) def. Aly Kerr (Y), 3-0 (11-8, 11-7, 11-8)
No. 9 Pia Trikha (P) def. Carolyn Brown (Y), 3-0 (11-4,11-7,11-8)
No. 10 Stephanie Vogel (P) def. Katie Harrison (Y), 3-1 (11-5, 6-11, 11-3, 11-3)