CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia’s women’s squash team (13-3) checked in at No. 7 in the latest edition of the CSA rankings, earning the Hoos a matchup with No. 2 Trinity (13-1) in the Howe Cup quarterfinals on Friday, Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. in Boston, Massachusetts.
The Howe Cup is the top division of the CSA National Championship which features the top-eight teams in the country. Virginia has earned its first ever berth in the competition as the seventh seed. Harvard, Trinity, Princeton, and Columbia earned the top-four seeds while Yale, Drexel, Virginia and Pennsylvania round out the rest of the field.
FROM HEAD COACH MARK ALLEN:
“With our qualification for the Howe Cup, this team has already guaranteed its highest ever end-of-season national ranking; one that will be somewhere inside the top 8. We won’t be going just to make up the numbers, as I believe this group of women are tough, gritty competitors and on their day, they can beat anyone. I can’t wait to see them play against Trinity in their opening match on Friday as I know they will be up for the challenge.”
- The match will be hosted by top-seeded Harvard
- Live scoring will be available through ClubLocker
- Live streams will be available through a link posted on virginiasports.com
- Tournament information is also available through a link posted on virginiasports.com
- The Hoos are ranked No.7 in the CSA rankings
- The Cavaliers earn their first Howe Cup bid in the program’s four full seasons of competition
- Caroline Baldwin leads the Cavaliers in wins with an overall record of 11-5
- Julia Curran, Maureen Foley, and Emma Jinks have each won nine of their last 10 matches
- Virginia is a combined 113-38 individually on the season
- Trinity is ranked No. 2 in the CSA rankings
- Trinity comes off their 15th consecutive NESCAC title
- The Bantams hold a 13-1 record on the season
- Trinity enters the match on a six-match win-streak
- The Cavaliers are 0-1 against Trinity all-time
ON THE HORIZON
- With a win, Virginia will advance to the semifinal round to take on the winner of the match between Princeton and Drexel on Saturday (Feb. 25) at 1 p.m.
- With a loss, the Hoos will take on the loser of the Princeton and Drexel match in the consolation semifinals on Saturday (Feb. 25) at 4 p.m.