Women’s Squash Halted by #15 Middlebury

Women’s Squash Halted by #15 Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – The #16 ranked Amherst College women's squash team suffered their second straight defeat, this time at the hands of New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) foe Middlebury College on Wednesday afternoon.

Amherst drops to 4-2 on the season after a 7-2 defeat at the hands of the Panthers, who improve to 3-2 overall.

The Mammoths held a 2-1 edge in this match thanks to wins by Kimberly Krayacich '18 and Margaret Werner '21.

Krayacich tied the match at 1-1 with a three-game victory over Middlebury's Alexa Comai by scores of 11-4, 11-5 and 11-8 at #3. Werner, playing at #9, gave the visitors a 2-1 edge with a 1-11, 11-2, 11-9, 11-6 win against Natasha Lowitt.

The Panthers, however, tallied three-game wins in five of the seven matches in which they were victorious. Virginia Schaus got the hosts on the scoreboard at #6 (11-2, 11-5, 11-2) with a win over Priya Sinha '19, and Middlebury rattled off the next six matches during the win. Natalie Madden posted a narrow 11-9, 11-9, 12-10 victory over Madison Chen '21  at #5, Lucy Bostwick got past Haley McAtee '18 in the second slot (11-5, 13-11, 11-5), while Mira Chugh was victorious in four games against Pierson Klein '20 at #8 (11-, 11-7, 7-11, 11-9).

Anne Glassie clinched the match for the hosts with an 11-8, 11-4, 11-8 triumph against Caroline Conway '20 at #4. Beatrijs Kuijpers made it 6-2 with an 11-5, 11-2, 11-2 win in the top spot, while Emily Beinkampen completed the scoring with a four-game victory over Amherst's Katy Sabina Correia '20.

Amherst looks to bounce back next Tuesday when they head to Providence for a 1:00 pm match at Brown University.