NEMO STORM UPDATE - Squash Against Penn to be Played; NYU Match Cancelled
Winter Storm Nemo Update 3:45 p.m. - The men's and women's squash matches against Penn at 6:30 p.m. will be played tonight. The matches against NYU scheduled for 8:30 p.m. have been CANCELLED.
NEW YORK - The No. 11 Columbia men's squash team will close out the 2012-13 regular season this weekend with a three matches, including two Ivy League contests. The Lions will host No. 12 Penn and NYU at the SL Green StreetSquash Center Friday, Feb. 8 in a doubleheader that begins at 6:30 p.m. before visiting No. 1 Princeton in the season finale Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2:30 p.m.
The entrance to the SL Green StreetSquash Center is located on 115th Street, near the intersection of Lenox Ave. and 115th St.
Columbia will look to snap a three-match losing streak Friday against the Quakers and Violets. The Lions fell to No. 3 Harvard last Saturday, Feb. 2, 8-1, and then dropped a nail-biter to the Big Green, 5-4, Sunday, Feb. 3.
These final three matches will be the last competitive action for the Lions until the CSA National Team Championships commence on Friday, Feb. 22.
The Quakers will be making their first road trip to play Columbia in New York City since the Lions began competition as a varsity program. Penn has been struggling since the New Year, losing six of their seven matches. The Quakers lone win in 2013 came last Saturday at Brown, 6-3.
Tyler Odell, who has seen time at spots Nos. 7-9 in the ladder, holds the Quakers' best individual record at 8-4. Dan Judd, who has also played the bottom three spots of the ladder, is the only other Penn player above .500 at 6-5.
The Violets enter Friday's match with a 4-3 overall record. NYU most recently toppled Swathmore on the road on Feb. 3 by a score of 9-0.
The Tigers will also compete three times this weekend, taking on No. 5 Cornell and No. 13 Western Ontario in Ithaca, N.Y. Friday and Saturday, respectively, and then host Columbia Sunday. Last season's 2012 Potter Cup Champions are 9-0 this season and with wins over the Big Red and Lions this weekend will secure their 18th Ivy League title.
Todd Harrity, the Tiger's top player, is 6-1 this season, while Tyler Osborne and Dylan Ward are 7-0.