The longest and most annoying win streak in the history of college sports is finally over. The Yale men's squash team defeated Trinity College 5-4 last night, ending the team's 13-year, 252-match undefeated streak that will be remembered for reminding us, approximately once a year, that squash is a sport that people play.
"I can't say enough about my guys—such heart," Yale head coach Dave Talbott told the Hartford Courant last night. He added, "Trinity's put squash on the map in this country."
Indeed, it was the Trinity-Yale rivalry that produced the sport's
most only indelible moment two years ago, when Trinity won its 12th consecutive national title and and six-five Baset Chaudhry almost murdered Yale's Kenneth Chan in the ecstasy of the moment.
This year's upset—Yale was ranked No. 2, Trinity No. 1—was just as close as the 2010 finish, but not quite as electric.
To us, at least. In the video above, the cameraman asks twice, "Do you believe in miracles?"
Not really. But we do believe that eventually, all obnoxious things must be replaced by other obnoxious things. Congrats to Yale.
Yale Ends Trinity's 13-Year, 252-Match Men's Squash Winning Streak [Hartford Courant]
HISTORY! No. 2 Bulldogs End No. 1 Trinity's 252-Match Win Streak [YaleBulldogs.com]