PHILADELPHIA -After two convincing wins to start the season, the University of Pennsylvania women's squash team will host No. 20 St. Lawrence and No. 12 Williams on Sunday, December 6, at the Ringe Courts beginning at noon.
The Quakers will take the court as the second ranked team in the CSA, elevated one spot from the previous poll.
St. Lawerence will get the first crack at Penn on Sunday, with a noon start time. The Saints have not competed in 2015-16, but will face No. 3 Princeton and No. 24 Tufts in Princeton on Saturday before making their way to the City of Brotherly Love. St. Lawrence went 5-7 in 2014-15, but picked up an impressive point against No. 3 Trinity in an 8-1 loss. This will be the first ever meeting between Penn and St. Lawrence, however the Saints are no strangers to Ivy League opponents. They have played at least two teams from the Ancient Eight in each of the last four years. They are yet to earn a point in nine tries, falling to each 9-0.
After a short break, the Quakers will take the court once again against No. 12 Williams. Williams sits at 1-1, with both matches resulting in shutouts. The Ephs began the season with a 9-0 loss to Cornell, but bounced back with a 9-0 victory over Mount Holyoke. It will be a busy weekend for the women from Williamstown, Mass. They will play four matches in all, two on Saturday in Princeton against the Tigers and St. Lawrence, before heading to West Philadelphia on Sunday to play Drexel before before they get to the Ringe Courts. The Quakers have won 15 straight and hold a 23-9 record overall against the Ephs. Their last meeting came in 2013, a 9-0 win for the red and blue.
Penn sits at 2-0 with 9-0 wins over George Washington and Drexel and hopes to head into the break with a spotless record before returning to take on top-ranked Harvard.