Brief | No. 5 women's squash hosts No. 4 Trinity
January 19, 2013, 12:40 am·
Off to a hot 6-1 start and 2-1 on the year against top-10 programs, the No. 5 women’s squash team faces another major test this weekend when it welcomes No. 4 Trinity College to Ringe Courts.
The Bantams, undefeated on the season with a record of 8-0, have yet to compete against a top-five opponent.
The contest, Saturday at noon, marks the last home match for the Quakers until Feb. 10.
Though the Bantams have been victorious in each of the past four matchups, Penn has been incredibly close to knocking off Trinity, losing three of the past four matches 5-4.
The Quakers are a formidable 63-6 when combining their individual records and do not have a single player that has lost two matches on the year.
Freshman Haidi Lala has an opportunity to shine Saturday. The Egypt native began the season at the number four position but has already made her way up to number one, compiling a 5-0 record that includes a thrilling 3-2 win against Harvard.
Senior and reigning first-team All American Rachael Goh will also play a pivotal role against Trinity.
Splitting time between the number two and three positions, Goh enters Saturday with a 4-1 record on the season and looks to avenge a tough loss against the Bantams in 2012.
The non-conference matchup could be the start of great things to come for the Quakers. Defeating a top-five team heading into the heart of the Ivy League season could be just what the Red and Blue need to launch them in the direction of an league championship.