Feb. 4, 2008
The Stanford squash team traveled back to the Northeast for five matches against stiff competition. In the five matches, Stanford managed just one win, but played well against some of the best teams in the country.
The first match of the weekend came against No. 5 Trinity, a perennial squash powerhouse. The Bantams proved too strong and deep for the Cardinal as they took the match 9-0. Pamela Sherwood was the only Cardinal player who managed to win a game, taking game two, 9-4.
Up next for Stanford was No. 9 Brown at their home courts in Providence, R.I. The historic first meeting between the two schools in squash proved to be very competitive, but the Bears pulled it out 5-4. Stanford's talent in the #1-4 positions showed as they swept the top spots, but Brown's depth came through to capture the close match. Junior #1 Lily Lorentzen, sophomore #2 Katy Brewster, freshman #3 Samantha Buechner and freshman #4 Cecilia Haig emerged victorious for the Cardinal, but it was not enough.
After losing the Friday matches, Stanford traveled to Philadelphia to face No. 2 Pennsylvania and No. 23 George Washington. Penn was coming off a win over No. 1 Princeton a day earlier and would prove to be a formidable foe. The Quakers won the match 9-0.
After losing three straight it was time for Stanford to get back on track against George Washington. Stanford dominated the Colonials, winning 9-0. #8 Cameron Ormsby played particularly well, not allowing a single point in her match.
The Cardinal finished off their trip, Sunday against No. 1 Princeton. The fifth match of the trip proved difficult as Stanford dropped the match, 9-0. Despite the disappointment of a 1-4 trip, Stanford played well against some of the perennial squash powers in just their second year as a varsity sport.
The Cardinal will return to Princeton University in three weeks for the Howe Cup team championships, which take place from February 22-24, and which will mark the end of the Cardinal's 07-08 campaign. Individual championships will take place at Navy from February 29 to March 2, and the Cardinal will send representatives from both the women's and men's teams.