The Lyons head to Wellesley to compete at the 35th Annual Seven Sisters Swimming & Diving Championships. MHC enters with a 6-2 record in dual meet action, while earning third of eight teams at their other championship appearance this season - the 2015 Hamilton Invitational. The Lyons are led by senior captain Cathleen Pruden, who is a multiple champion at Seven Sisters and the current record holder in five events (500-freestyle, 1650-freestyle, 200-IM, 400-IM and the 200-breaststroke).
Action begins on Saturday at 10am with the opening session. Session II begins at 4:30pm on Saturday, with the event concluding in Session III on Sunday at 9:30am (12:15pm is the start of swimming, following diving). Fans who are unable to make the drive to Wellesley can watch online at http://wellesleyblue.com/livevideo/sw/index. Fans can also visit the championship website HERE.
The Lyons head East as well this weekend, ready for another showdown with the Lyons of Wheaton College. The two teams most recently met on January 12th in South Hadley with Wheaton grabbing a 66-36 victory. Leading the offensive effort for MHC this season has been senior guard Genelle Green, who is averaging 11.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per contest this season.
Fresh off the Pioneer Valley Invitational last weekend, the Lyons squash team hits their home court once more for a pair of contests. MHC will square off against William Smith on Friday at 6pm, followed by a 2pm match-up on Saturday against Tufts. Several other matches will also be played on MHC's courts this weekend, including William Smith vs. Smith (Fri., 7:30pm), William Smith vs. Wellesley (Sat., 10:30am) and William Smith vs. Tufts (Sat., 12pm).
Mount Holyoke enters the weekend with a 4-8 overall record, coming off a 9-0 win over Haverford last Sunday to conclude the Pioneer Valley Invite.
The Lyons faced Mother Nature's wrath last weekend, unable to get to the Middlebury College Invitational due to snow and road conditions on the journey North. MHC is set to open its 2016 slate on Saturday at the Beynon Invitational, hosted by Smith College. The event is set to kick-off at 11am. Fans who are unable to make the trip to Northampton can follow along via live stats at http://www.sidearmstats.com/smith/track/.