CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - With both teams undefeated in the League and fighting for the Ivy title, Harvard came away with the 8-1 win Saturday afternoon in Cambridge, Mass. Penn falls to 10-2 overall and 4-1 in conference play while the Crimson stay perfect (7-0, 4-0).
"Today was disappointing," saidcoach Jack Wyant."We had an opportunity to win the league today and didn't take advantage. Harvard outplayed us on all fronts. I hope we get another shot at them at Howe Cup."
Penn got its sole win from senior Sydney Scott in the No. 3 spot. Falling in her first game 6-11, Scott came back to win the next threestraight for the point.
Freshman Rachael Goh who has been unbeatable this year, lost a tough five-game contest with Alisha Mashruwala. Goh was up 2-1 after a grueling 16-14 third-game win, but fell 13-11 and 11-6 in the final two. Classmate Yarden Odinak also ended up on the wrong side of a 3-2 match. Odinak took a 2-1 lead and lost a tough 13-11 fifth game, seeing defeat for the first time in her collegiate career.
The Quakers are back in action tomorrow at 11 a.m. when they face Dartmouth in Hanover, N.H.
No. 1 Laura Gemmell (H) def. Kristen Lange (P), 3-0 (11-3,11-9,11-7)
No. 2 Nirasha Gurgue (H) def. Nabilla Ariffin (P), 3-0 (11-9,11-8,11-1)
No. 3 Sydney Scott (P) def. June Tiong (H), 3-1 (6-11,11-2,11-7,11-8)
No. 4 Alisha Mashruwala (H) Rachael Goh (P), 3-2 (8-11,11-3,14-16,13-11,11-6)
No. 5 Natasha Kingshott (H) def. Britt Hebden (P), 3-0 (11-8,11-8,11-7)
No. 6 Katherine O Donnell (H) def. Annie Madeira (P), 3-0 (13-11,11-7,11-6)
No. 7 Johanna Snyder (H) def. Yarden Odinak (P), 3-2 (7-11,11-7,9-11,11-5,13-11)
No. 8 Sarah Mumanachit (H) def. Christina Matthias (P), 3-0 (11-9,11-9,14-12)
No. 9 Cecelia Cortes (H) def. Pia Trikha (P), 3-0 (13-11,13-11,11-6)
No. 10 Vidya Rajan (H) def. Stephanie Vogel (P), 3-0 (11-9,11-9,11-4)