Hatfield, MA — The second semester of college squash is underway.
On Thursday, Franklin & Marshall hosted Columbia. The visiting Lions proved too much for the Diplomats, winning the men’s and women’s matches 9-0.
Williams opened a busy home weekend on Friday. Both Ephs squads shutout NESCAC rival Bowdoin. The Williams women added a shutout victory over Mount Holyoke. Bowdoin also defeated Mount Holyoke.
Bates began a road trip by visiting Middlebury. The Panthers defeated their guests. In the men’s match, Middlebury prevailed 6-3, while in the women’s match, Middlebury escaped with a 5-4 victory. Both Middlebury teams also defeated Bowdoin, 8-1.
Navy travelled to Canada to face Western Ontario. Western, a traditional Hoehn Cup team, has dropped off the past few years. Last year the Mustangs won the Conroy Cup (D Division), but this season they are returning to form. The 18th-ranked Western squad edged 14th-ranked Navy, 5-4.
In Western Massachusetts, Colby visited Williams. The Williams squads defeated the Mules, 9-0.
In Connecticut, the Wesleyan women travelled south to face Yale. The Bulldogs took the win, defeating Wesleyan, 9-0.
Bates visited Williams on Sunday. The Bates men won 8-1, marking the first time that the Bobcats have ever defeated Williams in Williamstown, MA. The The Ephs women defeated Bates, 7-2.
In Vermont, Middlebury defeated both Colby squads, 8-1. Also at Middlebury, Colby and Hamilton met. In the women’s match, the 26th-ranked Colby Mules defeated 21st-ranked Hamilton. The 26th-ranked Colby men shutout the 24th-ranked Continentals.
In Pennsylvania, the top-ranked Trinity men defeated Penn, 8-1.
Schools are reminded that to qualify for the National Team Championships, a minimum number of matches must be played at specific periods of the season:
- Varsity teams are required to play ten (10) matches against other CSA teams to enter team championships. At minimum, each team should have at least 6 different opponents. Varsity teams should play the majority of their matches against other varsity schools.
- Club teams are required to play eight (8) matches against other CSA teams to enter team championships. At minimum, each team should have at least five (5) different opponents.
For a regular season match to officially count for ranking purposes, each team must have at least seven players. Matches with less than seven players per team will not count towards the required number of matches for entry into the National Team Championships.