Women’s Squash Suffers Defeat to Middlebury, 7-2

Women’s Squash Suffers Defeat to Middlebury, 7-2

AMHERST, Mass. – Aiming to build off of yesterday's victory over Tufts, the Amherst women's squash team suffered their third loss on the season as they fell to Middlebury College 7-2 on Friday evening at Davenport Squash Courts.

The Panthers came out firing as they posted decisive victories in the first six spots. Caroline Conway '20, Rachael Ang '19 and Lilly Soroko '22 were swept by Middlebury College in the first three spots. Beatrijs Kuijpers took down Conway 11-6, 11-7, 11-4 while Ideal Dowling (11-5, 11-8, 11-8) and Alexa Comai (11-5, 11-3, 14-12) took down Ang and Soroko respectively.

Keeley Osborn '22 was able to steal a set from her opponent, Anne Glassie, when she took the second by a 12-10 margin. However, after opening with an 11-7 win in the first set, Glassie snagged the final two (11-6, 11-6) to add to the Panthers win column.

At number six, Margaret Werner '21 fought hard against Natalie Madden through five sets. Werner pulled away with the first two, winning 11-7 and 13-11 but fell in the final three sets (11-5, 11-8, 11-7) to give Madden the victory on the day. Ashira Mawji '21 also took her opponent, Gwen Davis, the full length as she grabbed victories in the third and fourth set (12-10, 11-5). However, after 11-7 wins in the opening two sets, Davis was able to prevail with the 11-3 win in the fifth.

One of the victories on the day for the Mammoths came at number nine when Priya Sinha '19 swept Mira Chugh 11-7, 11-6, 12-10. The final win for the Purple & White came at number seven when Pierson Klein '20 won by default after three sets against Emily Beinkampen (16-14, 8-11, 13-11, DF).

With the loss, the Mammoths move to 2-3 on the season and will set their sights on Dickinson College when the Red Devils travel to Davenport Squash Courts on Tuesday, January 15th, with a start time of 12:00 PM. Middlebury improves to 4-1 on the year and are back In action tomorrow when they host Bowdoin College at 12:30 PM.