Women's Squash Finishes 7th in Howe Cup Competition

Ranked 8th in the nation after compiling an 11-7 record in match play, women's squash travelled to Yale for the Howe Cup. Amherst earned a spot in Division I play with the top teams in the country to register a 1-3 record for the weekend, but the Jeffs finished 7th in Howe Cup rankings after avenging a loss earlier in the week to Trinity.

Co-Captain Harriet Ells '97 (Brooklyn, NY) finished her career with a 3-1 match showing at the Howe Cup, losing only a 3-2 decision to Harvard. Ells was also recognized as the recipient of the Betty Richey Award, the most prestigious in women's squash, honoring the athlete for overall excellence and dedication on the court. This is the senior's fourth year playing No. 1.

Earlier in the week, the team faced No. 6 Trinity to round out regular season play. Ells, Page Callaghan '99 (Strafford, PA) and Justine O'Connor '97 (Brooklyn, NY) picked up wins in Hartford before defeating the Bantams' Nos. 1, 2 and 4 players. No. 3 Rachel Nisselson '00 (Brooklyn, NY), No. 5 Sheila Reynolds '99 (Great Falls, VA) and No. 8 Carrie Goodwin '98 (New York, NY) added victories in the Howe Cup over Trinity for a final match score of 6-3, earning Amherst a seventh place finish and the Jeffs' first ever win over the Bantams in women's squash.


Individual Records
Harriet Ells '97                21-4
Page Callaghan '99              8-5
Rachel Nisselson '00            9-10
Justine O'Connor '98            9-11
Sheila Reynolds '99             12-10
Jess Green '97                  12-10                   Bevin Sell '99                  8-2 
Jackie Chen '97         9-12                    Melinda Mahaffey '98            5-3
Carrie Goodwin '98              11-9                    Sarah Lipton '98                2-0
Kim Karetsky '99                13-9                    Christine Kahm '00              1-0

Season Record: 12-10, 8th in nation Last Week: at Trinity, L 3-6 at Howe Cup: Yale, L 1-8 Harvard, L 0-9 Dartmouth, L 2-7 Trinity, W 6-3