AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst women's squash team seized their third win on the season after sweeping six out of their nine opponents Tuesday afternoon when the Mammoths took on Dickinson College at the Davenport Squash Courts.
Pierson Klein '20 opened up the gates for the Purple & White as she made short work of her opponent Carley Barton, defeating the Red Devil (11-7, 11-3, 11-2) for her fourth win on the season. At number three, Lilly Soroko '22 recorded her third victory on the year when she swept Eloise Nimoityn by a score of 11-6, 11-8, 12-10.
Riddhi Sampat '21 backed up Soroko at number four where she posted a decisive 11-6, 11-5, 11-7 victory over Aya Sobhy.
Keeley Osborn '22 matched up against Nicole DeLuca and jumped out to the early lead by grabbing the first two sets 12-10 and 11-6. DeLuca showed promise as she battled for an 11-9 victory over Osborn in the third. DeLuca carried that momentum into the fourth set, however, Osborn thwarted her efforts and won by a 12-10 margin.
The Red Devils seized their victories on the day in the top two spots. Lindsay Kuracina contended with Caroline Conway '20 at number one, recording the 8-11, 11-7, 11-4, 11-7 victory over Amherst. After dropping the first set 11-5, Rachael Ang '19 answered with an 11-7 triumph in the second. Her opponent, Courtney Trail, was able to grab the third set with ease (11-5) before stealing the fourth set 12-10 for another Dickinson victory.
At number nine, Ashira Mawji '21 held Jaime-Leigh Edghill to under four points through the initial two sets. Mawji went on to defeat Edghill after posting an 11-8 scoreline in the third set (11-4, 11-3, 11-8).
Margaret Werner '21 (11-9, 11-6, 11-5) and Priya Sinha '19 (11-8, 11-7, 11-9) faced off against Abbie Wingerd and Alanis Perez, sweeping the first three sets respectively to conclude the impressive day for the Mammoths.
Amherst returns to competition tomorrow as they host Brown University at 1:00 PM. The Red Devils take on Virginia on January 20th in their next competition with a start time of 2:00 PM.