The No. 1-ranked Harvard women’s squash team clinched their 17th Ivy League title on Saturday (Feb. 13) with a 7-2 victory over No. 5 Yale, and, after finishing the season with a perfect 9-0 (6-0 Ivy League) record, there is no doubt that college squash’s best team resides in Cambridge.
Although the road to perfection appears to have been an easy one (the Crimson’s closest victory was a 6-3 win over Princeton), Harvard’s schedule couldn’t have been any tougher. Each of their nine wins were against top-10 teams — their most impressive being a 7-2 road win at Trinity.
Along with the Ivy League title, Harvard’s first since 2006, the Crimson also receives the Barhite Award, presented to the team with the best dual match record in the nation. It is the 11th time in program history Harvard has won the award, which dates back to 1986.
The Crimson will take the court again Feb. 26-28 in search of their 12th College Squash Association National Team Championship when they travel to New Haven, Conn. Last year, Harvard came one win shy of No. 12, falling to two-time champion Princeton in the national final, 5-4.