Women's Squash Gears Up for Williams and Amherst

PHILADELPHIA - In the first matches back on the East Coast following last weekend's trip to Stanford, the Penn women's squash team (7-0) hopes to remain unbeaten with road matches Saturday against Williams College at 11 a.m. and Amherst at 5 p.m.

The No. 8 Williams College Ephs (8-2) enter the weekend riding a four game win streak. They appear to have taken up the adage, "All for one and one for all," as they have won all eight matches 9-0 and their losses have also come with a 9-0 score. Williams' only two losses come from the CSA's top contenders - No. 1 Harvard and No.2 Trinity. Last year the Quakers topped the Ephs 8-1 at the Ringe Courts.

Amherst College (3-2), ranked 16th, started the 2009-10 season strong with wins over Northeastern, Vassar, and Smith. However, since the New Year they have gone 0-2, dropping contests to Middlebury and Mount Holyoke. In their last meeting, the Quakers defeated the Lord Jeffs 9-0 on Jan. 19, 2008.

Penn has played very well up to this point in the season. Every win has been a convincing one, in which the Quakers have captured at least seven of the nine games in every match, including five 9-0 decisions. The Red and Blue look to come out of this weekend with their win streak extended to nine.