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You win some and you lose some, but sometimes you just win them all.
Last Saturday, for only the second time in school history, both the men and women’s sides for Penn squash topped Princeton in the same season.
The wins against Princeton are just the most recent pieces of evidence for why this season is one of — if not the — the Quakers’ best.
Historically, Penn-Princeton matchups have typically not gone in favor of the Red and Blue.
Corey Henry contributed reporting.
Coming off a gripping 5-4 comeback victory at Trinity last Saturday, the Penn women (7-1, 1-1 Ivy) will have to defend their No. 2 ranking in the faces of the third-ranked Tigers (5-1, 1-1) Saturday afternoon.
In most college sports, you see scores of amateurs competing to be a part of a select few good enough to compete professionally after graduation.
While the blizzard raged on, Penn women’s squash found its fire on Saturday.
“Rise and shine” has been a pretty good way to describe Penn's season so far.
This weekend, against top-program Trinity, the Quakers will have the opportunity to do that once again.
For a meeting between two of the top five women’s sides in the country, the No. 2 Penn and No. 5 Stanford matchup seemed to carry little of the tension that one would expect of such high ranked goliaths.
All great things must come to an end. Penn Squash knows that all too well after this weekend.
We’re in uncharted territory.
With back-to-back wins over top 5 teams from the men’s side along with another perfect start to the season on the women’s side, associate head coach Gilly Lane finds himself as a leader of one of the most successful Penn squash programs in school history.
“It hasn’t really sunk in yet,” Lane said.
During an action-packed weekend, Penn squash won a combined five matches as both the men’s and women’s teams remained undefeated on the season.
No. 7 Penn men’s squash upset the No. 4 Rochester team on Ringe Courts Saturday with a 6-3 final match score
Winning is an attitude. This weekend, Penn squash will certainly have a big opportunity to prove that once again.
Thor isn’t the only one with a hammer, one that can strike fear into the hearts of his opponents.
If there was one takeaway from Penn squash’s recent triumph in the Battle for 33rd Street it’s this: they’re coming.
It’s only a four-block journey from Drexel’s squash courts to Penn’s, but when the Dragons came to face the Quakers last Tuesday, the walk back must have been a painful one.
For most, becoming a coach signifies the end of one’s playing career. For the coaches of Penn squash, it only adds another dimension to their game.
Three matches. Three wins.
George Washington may have beaten the British, but he certainly won’t be beating the Quakers anytime soon. At least, that’s what Penn squash is hoping for.
The year is 2012, and three wide-eyed freshmen walk onto the Ringe Courts as Red and Blue athletes for the first time, eager to take No.9 Penn men’s squash to new heights.
If only it were that simple.
Is it possible to describe something as both global and local at the same time?
If any team can claim this paradox, it certainly has to be Penn squash. Together, the men’s and women’s teams compose potentially the most diverse binary of any group on this campus.