No. 16 Amherst Women’s Squash Halted by No. 3 Princeton in Season Opener

No. 16 Amherst Women’s Squash Halted by No. 3 Princeton in Season Opener

AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst women's squash team fell to Princeton University by a score of 9-0 in their 2018-19 season opener on Friday night at the Davenport Squash Courts.

With the win, Princeton continues their undefeated streak as they move to 4-0 while the Mammoths drop to 0-1.

Starting in the number one spot, Rachael Ang '19 faced off against Grace Doyle but lost in three sets (11-5, 11-6, 11-2). Caroline Conway '20 followed up Ang in the second spot as she was thwarted by Emme Leonard by a score of 11-3, 11-6, 11-3.

Riddhi Sampat '21 and Lilly Soroko '22 marked the best performances for the Mammoths on the night, stealing at least one set from the Tigers respectively. Sampat went up against Morgan Steelman, dropping the first two sets by a score of 11-7 and 11-2. In the third set, Sampat battled through to edge Steelman and take the point by a 12-10 mark. However, Steelman was able to win the third spot by taking the demanding lead in the fourth set, winning 11-5.

Soroko opened her collegiate career facing off against Andrea Toth in the fourth spot. Soroko was able to snag an 11-9 second set win, but ultimately lost the match 11-5, 9-11, 11-7 and 11-4.

Princeton went on to sweep the final spots (5-10), limiting the Mammoths to under five points in 11-14 of the sets.

Margaret Werner '21 and Pierson Klein '20 fought hard in the first set of the sixth and seventh spots, both only dropping by an 11-7 margin.

The Mammoths will return to action tomorrow as they host Northeastern University at 1:00 PM. The Tigers continue their road trip to Williamstown, Mass. where they are set to take on Williams College tomorrow, beginning at 4:00 PM.