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Undefeated Harvard Lead Howe Cup Draw at College Women’s Team Nationals

The 2017 Howe Cup winning Harvard Crimson. (image: Michael T. Bello/mtbello.com)

The first of three college nationals—the 2018 College Women’s Team Championships (Howe Cup)—heads to Boston this weekend with hosts Harvard leading the pack as favorites for a fourth consecutive Howe Cup.

Forty-two programs are competing across five divisions—Howe Cup (A), Kurtz Cup (B), Walker Cup (C), Epps Cup (D) and the Emerging Division—at Harvard University and MIT.

Three courts are live streaming from Harvard and all matches are scoring live on csasquash.com/womensnationals2018.

The No. 1-ranked Crimson enter the tournament with a fifty-match winning streak spanning back to their 2014 Howe Cup final loss against Trinity, and having only lost four individual matches all season.

Princeton opposes Harvard in the Howe Cup draw as the two seeds–the Tigers’ highest nationals ranking since capturing three consecutive Howe Cups from 2007-2009.

2017 semifinalists Trinity are predicted to reach the semis again against Princeton as the three seeds. The Stanford Cardinals are seeded fourth–the highest ranking in program history–with a predicted semifinal against Harvard.

For all draws and more tournament coverage visit csasquash.com.

The College Men’s National Team Championships will take place February 23-25, and College Individual Championships, March 2-4.

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