Jeffs Drop Two Matches at NESCAC Championship

HARTFORD, Conn. – The Amherst College women's squash team dropped a pair of matches on day two of the 2012 NESCAC Championship, suffering a 9-0 loss to Williams in the quarterfinals before falling to Bowdoin by a score of 6-3 in the consolation bracket.

The Lord Jeffs—seeded sixth in the tournament and ranked 16th in the nation—will close out their weekend by taking on eighth-seeded Wesleyan Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in the seventh-place match at Trinity College's Kellner Squash Center.

Amherst (10-8) began its day by falling to third-seeded and 11th-ranked Williams in the quarterfinal round, marking the second time the Ephs have defeated the Jeffs this season. Senior captain Kate Savage took the first game from her Eph counterpart in the third matchup but would drop the next three, while Mary Katherine McNeill '13 also won a game for the Jeffs at number eight.

The Jeffs then let one slip away against the Polar Bears, who won the top five matches. Arielle Lehman '15 and Kate Savage '12 each led two games to one in their respective matchups, but Bowdoin rallied for a pair of big points. Sarah Nyirjesy '13 also jumped out to a lead in the fifth spot, but Michaela Martin came back to win three straight games for the Polar Bears.

Amherst's three points came in the bottom of the order. Anna Scheidt '12 dropped a close first game but rallied for a 3-1 victory at number six, while Lena Rice '14 also earned a 3-1 win at number seven. Ginny Wheeler '13 rounded out the Lord Jeffs' winners by sweeping Christiana Whitcomb in the ninth matchup (11-7, 12-10, 11-9).

No. 3 Williams def. No. 6 Amherst, 9-0
1. Alison Rubin (W) def. Chandler Lusardi (A), 3-0 (11-4, 11-9, 11-5)
2. Laura Henry (W) def. Arielle Lehman (A), 3-0 (11-4, 12-10, 12-10)
3. Alyssa Northrop (W) def. Kate Savage (A), 3-1 (6-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-7)
4. Elly O'Neill (W) def. Evelyn Kramer (A), 3-0 (11-3, 11-3, 11-1)
5. Caroline Sawin (W) def. Sarah Nyirjesy (A), 3-0 (11-4, 11-4, 11-5)
6. Hannah Kaemmer (W) def. Anna Scheidt (A), 3-0 (11-8, 11-7, 11-7)
7. Carolyn Kaemmer (W) def. Lena Rice (A), 3-0 (11-7, 11-9, 11-5)
8. Mia Fry (W) def. Mary Katherine McNeill (A), 3-1 (11-5, 7-11, 11-6, 11-7)
9. Eliana Saltzman (W) def. Ginny Wheeler (A), 3-0 (11-4, 11-4, 11-5)

No. 7 Bowdoin def. No. 6 Amherst, 6-3
1. Torey Lee (B) def. Chandler Lusardi (A), 3-0 (11-7, 11-6, 11-5)
2. Rachel Barnes (B) def. Arielle Lehman (A), 3-2 (11-8, 7-11, 1-11, 11-8, 11-4)
3. Alden Drake (B) def. Kate Savage (A), 3-2 (5-11, 11-5, 9-11, 11-8, 12-10)
4. Monica Wlodarczyk (B) def. Evelyn Kramer (A), 3-1 (11-8, 11-7, 8-11, 11-9)
5. Michaela Martin (B) def. Sarah Nyirjesy (A), 3-1 (9-11, 11-6, 11-6, 11-3)
6. Anna Scheidt (A) def. Elizabeth Schetman (B), 3-1 (10-12, 11-5, 11-9, 11-5)
7. Lena Rice (A) def. Bonnie Cao (B), 3-1 (11-3, 11-9, 7-11, 11-7)
8. Sara Wlodarczyk (B) def. Mary Katherine McNeill (A), 3-0 (11-5, 12-10, 11-7)
9. Ginny Wheeler (A) def. Christiana Whitcomb (B), 3-0 (11-7, 12-10, 11-9)