Surprise, surprise


Normally we use this forum to discuss things that surprise us from the world of Penn, Ivy League and Big 5 sports.

But I've decided it's time to discuss something remarkably unsurprising. Over the weekend, one of the many teams I have covered during my time at the DP -- the women's squash team -- recorded a pair of 9-0 wins over No. 10 Bates and No. 12 Bowdoin in New Haven, Conn. And the previous weekend, it was two 9-0 wins for the fifth-ranked Quakers over No. 8 Williams and No. 11 Amherst.

That's two weekends, 1,008 miles of travel for four wins that not only could I have guaranteed you a Quakers victory, but also the score.

When the No. 5 team and the No. 11 team meet in college hoops, it's the prime time matchup that everyone's talking about on Monday.

In squash, not the case. The only question was how many points the Quakers would give up all morning. (Amherst recorded 18 points to Penn's 243.)

So if anybody tells you that he's going to a matchup of the nation's No. 5 team and No. 11 team, hope for his sake that it's basketball and not squash.

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