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No. 8 Wesleyan to Play No. 9 Colby in First Round of NESCAC Championships

Photo by Jonas Powell '18
Photo by Jonas Powell '18

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The 24th-ranked Wesleyan University women's squash team will compete in the 2019 NESCAC Women's Squash Championships this weekend and will enter the tournament as the No. 8 seed. The Cardinals will face ninth-seeded and nationally-ranked No. 25 Colby College in the First Round on Friday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. on the campus of Trinity College.

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TOURNAMENT PREVIEW:

  • The Cardinals and Mules are very familiar foes in the NESCAC Tournament, as Friday's match marks the ninth meeting between the two programs in conference postseason play.
  • Since the 2007 inaugural NESCAC Championship, Wesleyan and Colby have played each other six times in the First Round, once in a seventh-place match, and once more in the consolation round. The Mules hold a slight 5-3 edge in the tournament and have won three-straight.
  • The two programs competed against each other in the First Round as the No. 8 and No. 9 seeds from 2014-to-2017.
  • In the all-time series, Colby leads 21-20 but Wesleyan won the last meeting on Dec. 2, 2017 at home, 6-3.
  • Wesleyan enters the tournament with a 5-8 record but has lost its past three. The Mules are 3-11 on the season and have lost four-straight. The Cardinals are 0-2 in neutral site matches this year, while Colby is 2-4.
  • Sophomore Aditi Prasad headlines the Wesleyan roster and has played well in the No. 1 position all season, boasting a 7-6 overall record.  
  • The winner of Friday's match will advance to the Quarterfinals on Saturday and will play the 12-time defending champions, No. 1 Trinity, at 10 a.m. The team that does not advance will play two consolation matches on Saturday at 9 a.m. against the loser of No. 6 Bates/No. 11 Bowdoin and at 11:15 a.m. against the loser of No. 7 Hamilton/No. 10 Connecticut College.