No. 17 Women's Squash Advances to Walker Cup Semifinals

No. 17 Women's Squash Advances to Walker Cup Semifinals

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Winning in straight sets during each match, No. 17 Amherst women's squash posted a commanding win over No. 24 Hamilton in quarterfinals action of the College Squash Association (CSA) Walker Cup on Friday morning. 

Their 12th win on the season, Amherst moves to 12-6 overall and will advance to the semifinals match of the tournament which will be played tomorrow, Feb. 22nd, at 10:00 a.m. The Continentals drop out of the main draw and move to 8-10 on the season.

Amherst, who swept the Continentals 9-0 during the regular season, secured the top three spots of the ladder by limiting each opponent to five points or fewer.

Daksha Pathak '23 opened with 11-4 wins in her first two sets against Hope Worcester, before ending the match with an 11-2 triumph in the third.

At #2, Lauren Weil '23 also went up 2-0 early (11-4, 11-3), before blanking Natalie Harrity in the third set with an 11-0 decision.

Katie Hodulik was able to put up five points against Lilly Soroko '22 in their first set at #3 but Soroko clinched an 11-5 win, before holding Hodulik scoreless in the second (11-0) and concluding the match with a dominant 11-2 win in the third.

Riddhi Sampat '21 picked up an 11-6, 11-6, 11-4 win at #4 before Pierson Klein '20 took down Sydney Soloway 11-3, 11-6, 11-3 at #5.

Margaret Werner '21 continued the Mammoth shutout into #6 as she tallied an 11-5, 11-7, 11-6 win before Katy Sabina Correia '20 routed Eleanor Struthers 11-5, 11-1, 11-3 at #7. 

Keeley Osborn '22 opened with 11-5 wins in the first two sets against Daisy Sulavik and held her to four points in the third to pick up the 3-0 sweep.

In the final match of the day at #9, Eleanor Arnold gave Emma Spencer '22 the closest game on the morning, however, Spencer held strong and posted 11-8, 11-7 wins to go up 2-0. Capping off the morning action with an 11-3 victory in the third, Spencer finalized the Mammoths 9-0 sweep in straight sets across the board.