After two hard-fought finals, both of our teams won the Ivy Scrimmages this past weekend.
Before the final against Penn - a repeat of last year's national championship final - our women beat Brown (9-0) and Yale (9-0). As expected, the Penn match was extremely close from start to finish. While the Crimson lost at #1, #2, #3 and #6, the depth of our team secured a close 5-4 win in the end.
The men beat Cornell (9-0) and Penn (6-3) on their way to the final. Meanwhile, Columbia beat Yale (defending Ivy and national champion) in the other semifinal to make their first final appearance ever at the Scrimmages. After two rounds of play, the teams were tied at 3-3 but the Crimson went 3-0 in the last round to record a 6-3 win.
The weekend showed that we’re certainly on the right track but many other teams are right there with us. There's still a lot of work to be done but it will definitely be another exciting season of college squash.
Thank you for all the support at Yale this weekend!
Our first official match of the season is only a few weeks away: Both teams will face Dartmouth (@Harvard) on.