NESCAC PREVIEW l CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The 23rd-ranked Wesleyan University women's squash team has earned the No. 9 seed in the three-day 2016 NESCAC Women's Squash Championship hosted by Trinity College, and is scheduled to face No. 8 Colby College Friday, Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m.
The Cardinals enter this weekend's conference championship with an overall dual-match record of 4-9, and are 1-6 against NESCAC competition. Trinity's George A. Kellner Squash Center will serve as the host for all of this year's championship bracket matches, while Wesleyan's Rosenbaum Squash Center will host select consolation matches on Saturday.
In the nine-year history of the tournament, the Cardinals are 12-20 overall as they look to reach their sixth quarterfinal round in seven years. They will face 20th-ranked Colby, who enters this weekend's tournament with an 8-8 overall record. Both squads met earlier this season, with the Mules claiming a 7-2 win on Jan. 15th.
Wesleyan is led by sophomore sensation Laila Samy, who ranks second in the conference and seventh in the country with a perfect 8-0 record from the No. 1 position. Freshman Ali Imperiale has made an immediate impact for the Cardinals in her first season with the program and is 5-3 overall in dual-matches, playing from the No. 6 position. Wesleyan's other top performers on the year have been Liza Bayless '16, Bridget Doherty '16, Tatum Leclair '18 and Ale Lampietti '19 with three wins each.
February 25, 2016 Samy Named First Team All-NESCAC Selection
February 21, 2016 Women's Squash Wins Epps Cup, Defeat No. 25 Dickinson, 6-3
February 19, 2016 No. 26 Wesleyan Sweeps No. 31 Vassar, 9-0
February 18, 2016 Wesleyan Squash Prepares for CSA National Team Championships
February 13, 2016 Women’s Squash Sweeps Vassar, Falls Short to Tufts
February 6, 2016 Women’s Squash Splits Pair of Matches at NESCAC Championship
February 5, 2016 Women’s Squash Falls to Colby College in First Round Action, 8-1
February 3, 2016 Women’s Squash Prepares for 2016 NESCAC Championship
January 31, 2016 Wesleyan Drops Pair of Matches to No. 11 Williams and No. 16 Amherst
January 30, 2016 No. 23 Women's Squash Losses to No. 9 Drexel, 8-1
January 23, 2016 No. 23 Women's Squash Falls to No. 19 Hamilton, 8-1
January 22, 2016 No. 23 Wesleyan Falls to No. 17 Bowdoin, 6-3
January 17, 2016 No. 20 Wesleyan Falls to No. 10 George Washington, 8-1
January 15, 2016 No. 20 Women's Squash Splits Pair of Matches