MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The 24th-ranked Wesleyan University women's squash team earned the No. 8 seed in the 2017 NESCAC Championships for the first time since 2014 and will face ninth-seeded Colby College in the first round Friday, Feb. 3 at 4:30 p.m., hosted by Amherst College.
The Cardinals enter the tournament with an 8-8 overall record, and have won four of their last seven matches. Wesleyan, led by All-American Laila Samy '18, will look to make its first quarterfinal appearance since 2014. Samy has excelled throughout her career and boasts an incredible 15-1 mark this season, all from the No. 1 position.
Colby, with an 8-12 overall record, is ranked No. 25 in the country and is coming off a pair of wins over Wellesley (9-0) and Tufts (7-2). Friday's match will mark the fourth straight first round meeting between the two teams, as Wesleyan looks to avenge last season's 8-1 loss. Earlier this year, the Cardinals and Mules met twice with each program earning a 5-4 victory.