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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This year both Penn squash teams will look to accomplish some big things, but one squad in particular will look to add some big rings.
From the Red and Blue to the Red, White and Blue, Gilly Lane had a busy summer.
The former assistant coach of Penn Squash begins a new chapter as Associate Head Coach following his promotion in July.
Has Penn men’s squash turned the corner? Is the women’s squash team finally ready to take down Harvard and Trinity? One is left to ponder the future of both squads after their surprising performances at last weekend’s Ivy Scrimmages.
As Penn men’s and women’s squash look to soon begin the season, there is just one thought on their minds – improving.