Women's Squash Drops 6-3 Decision to Hamilton

AMHERST, Mass. - Despite wins from Arielle Lehman '15 (Greenwich, Conn.), Chandler Lusardi '13 (New York, N.Y.) and Anna Scheidt '12 (Fort Lee, N.J.), the Amherst women's squash team dropped its fifth-straight match after falling to #18 Hamilton 6-3 at the 2011-12 Pioneer Valley Invitational.

Hamilton's Amanda Thorman '13 got things started for the Continentals by outlasting the Jeffs' Kate Savage '12 (Philadelphia, Pa.), 3-2 (11-7, 9-11, 11-6, 3-11, 11-2) at the top of the lineup.

Lehman raced out to a 2-0 lead in the second position over Hilary Gray '15 before her Hamilton counterpart battled back to force a fifth game. Looking to record the home team's first point, Lehman notched an 11-7 win in the final frame to seal Amherst's first victory.

Lusardi helped keep things rolling with a 3-0 (11-5, 11-3, 11-5) triumph over Claire Corroon '13 before Alyssa Bawden '12 knotted the match at 2-2 with a sweep of her own in the fourth spot.

Looking to keep pace, Scheidt scored another Amherst win with a 3-1 victory over Hannah Coffin '14. Up 2-0, Scheidt surrendered a hard-fought 12-10 game to Coffin before rallying for an 11-9 triumph to pick up the Jeffs' third point.

Kelsey Bogle '14 handed Lena Rice '14 (Philadelphia, Pa.) a 3-1 (6-11, 11-5, 11-3, 11-8) loss, while Isabelle Weisman '15 cruised to a 3-0 (11-8, 12-10, 11-5) victory over Mary Katherine McNeill '13 (Greenwich, Conn.).

The Continentals' Elisabeth Morris '15 and Laura Russell '14 wrapped up play with 3-2 and 3-1 victories in the eighth and ninth positions, respectively.

Amherst continues play at the Pioneer Valley Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 21 against Wellesley, Tufts and Conn. College.

Hamilton def. Amherst, 6-3
1. Amanda Thorman (H) def. Kate Savage (A), 3-2 (11-7, 9-11, 11-6, 3-11, 11-2)
2. Arielle Lehman (A) def. Hilary Gray (H), 3-2 (11-8, 11-6, 7-11, 10-12, 11-7)
3. Chandler Lusardi (A) def. Claire Corroon (H), 3-0 (11-5, 11-3, 11-5)
4. Alyssa Bawden (H) def. Evelyn Kramer (A), 3-0 (12-10, 11-7, 14-12)
5. Anna Scheidt (A) def. Hannah Coffin (H), 3-1 (12-10, 11-4, 10-12, 11-9)
6. Kelsey Bogle (H) def. Lena Rice (A), 3-1 (6-11, 11-5, 11-3, 11-8)
7. Isabelle Weisman (H) def. Mary Katherine McNeill (A), 3-0 (11-8, 12-10, 11-5)
8. Elisabeth Morris (H) def. Sarah Nyirijesy (A), 3-2 (4-11, 11-9, 13-11, 10-12, 13-11)
9. Laura Russell (H) def. Megan Clower (A), 3-1 (11-6, 11-13, 11-8, 11-3)