No. 14 Women's Squash Hosts Haverford on Sunday
Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Gene Boyars

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - The Columbia women's squash team will host Haverford on Sunday, February 6 at noon in its final home match of the season. The team, ranked No. 14 in the country, currently sits at 9-3 this season.

The Lions suffered a 7-2 setback to No. 11 Middlebury last weekend on January 30. Columbia picked up wins by a pair of first-years at the No. 3 and No. 6 spots. Katie Quan defeated Virginia Shannon 3-2 at No. 3. The two players swapped games back and forth, but it was Quan who took game five 12-10 for the win. Skylar Dickey defeated Lindsay Bedan 3-1 at No. 6. Dickey dropped the first game, but came back to win the next three 11-8, 11-3, and 11-7.


In the last rankings released by the College Squash Association on January 24, Columbia moved up to No. 14 in the country. The Lions started the season at No. 25, but have quickly climbed up in the rankings throughout this season.

Haverford is 1-6 on the season. The Fords defeated Drexel 7-2 on November 19 and had a close battle with Northeastern on November 14, but ultimately fell 6-3 to the Huskies.  Caroline Nightingale has played No. 1 for Haverford every match this season, while Kira Jones has held the No. 2 spot.

Sunday's match against Haverford marks the third and final home match for Columbia this season.  Come out to support the Lions! The match is being held at the StreetSquash facility at 40 West 116th Street.  Fans can enter the venue at the main entrance located between 5th and Lenox Avenues on 115th Street.   

Columbia will hit the road next week, taking on Vassar at 11 a.m. and Wesleyan at 1:30 p.m. in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. on Saturday, February 12.  This will be the final touch-up for the Lions prior to the Women's Nationals on February 18-20.