THE MATCHUP: Mount Holyoke faces off against Wesleyan University in front of its home crowd this evening at 6:00 p.m. The Lyons have come out on top in each of the previous 17 meetings between the programs. They blanked the Cardinals 9-0 last season, dropping just three games in the process. Match Program
THE LYONS: Mount Holyoke (5-3) enters tonight's match on a hot streak following three straight victories at the Wesleyan Round Robin over the weekend. After coming up just short in their bid to upset Brown University, the Lyons rolled to convincing wins over William Smith College, Smith College and Cornell University. Shaheen Madraswala posted a perfect 4-0 record to lead the way. Over the course of the season, she has split her time between the second and third positions. The sophomore owns an overall record of 6-2. Mount Holyoke has also received solid production from Randima Ranaweera, who has gone 5-2 at the top of the lineup. Meanwhile, newcomer Dachelle Parker has prevailed in all five of her matches thus far.
THE CARDINALS: Wesleyan (8-3) has used a balanced attack to win seven of its last eight matches. The Cardinals have been paced by Mary Foster, who has sprinted to an 8-3 record at the top of the lineup over the first three weeks of the season. Lauren Nelson has posted a 7-4 mark at the number two position, and Tenesha Jackson has gone 7-3 while splitting her time between the third and fourth spots. Wesleyan has also received a boost from Grace Zimmerman and Danielle Craig, who have chipped in with eight wins apiece.
NEXT UP: Both squads will take the next month off before returning to action in the new year. Mount Holyoke is slated to host Middlebury College on Sunday, January 15 at 4:30 p.m. Meanwhile, Wesleyan is scheduled to take on Connecticut College on Saturday, January 14 at the Yale University Round Robin.