Amherst Squash Takes on Bates and Middlebury on Day Two

AMHERST, MA – The Amherst College men’s and women’s squash teams played host to Bates College and Middlebury College this afternoon on day two of the 2011 Pioneer Valley Invitational. The men’s team dropped a pair of matches, with the Amherst women splitting after a win over Bates.

In the first match of the day, the men were narrowly edged by Bates 6-3, while the women pulled out a 6-3 win. The men’s team got wins over Bates from Kevin Cecala (Wilmington, DE), Charles Loesch-Quintin (Philadelphia, PA) and Steve Severson (Mercer Island, WA). Severson pulled out a 3-2 win, winning the fifth and final game 11-4.

The women’s team lost the top match 3-1, but had strength through the lineup for a 6-3 victory. Amherst set the tone sweeping the next four matches in a row, and closed out the win with wins at number eight and nine. Lena Rice (Philadelphia, PA) pulled out a 3-2 victory, winning the final game in extra points 13-11.

Against Middlebury, the men’s team was routed 8-1. Amherst’s only win against the Panthers came all the way down in the number nine spot. Rodrigo Quan Miranda (San Salvador, El Salvadro) swept his opponent 3-0, winning 13-11, 11-8 and 13-11.

On the women’s side, Amherst faired a little better against Middlebury, losing just 6-3. Hayley Milbourn (Baltimore, MD) won 3-2 at number one. After losing the first game 8-11, Mibourn bounced back with an 11-8 win. Her opponent took a 3-11 result in the third, but Milbourn closed out the match 11-7 and 11-8

Amherst will close out the three day tournament with matches tomorrow against Conn College and Colby College at home.

Amherst Men 3 : Bates Men 6 ~ Saturday, January 15, 2011 ~ Pioneer Valley Invite

1) Katz (B) def. Kriete (A) 3-0 (11-7, 11-3, 14-12)
2) Cecala (A) def. Echeverria (B) 3-1 (9-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-1)
3) Loesch-Quintin (A) def. Keating (B) 3-0 (11-9, 11-6, 11-6)
4) Burns (B) def. Rapisarda (A) 3-01 (11-5, 11-5, 11-9)
5) Muldoon (B) def. Kerr (A) 3-0 (11-9, 11-9, 11-6)
6) Severson (A) def. Compton (B) 3-2 (12-10, 11-5, 10-12, 8-11, 11-4)
7) Williams (B) def. Lavine (A) 3-2 (6-11, 5-11, 11-3, 12-10, 14-12)
8) Baker-White (B) def. Arnold (A) 3-0 (11-4, 11-9, 11-4)
9) Marchisotto (B) def. Quan Miranda (A) 3-0 (11-2, 11-9, 11-9)

Amherst Women 6 : Bates 3 ~ Saturday, January 15, 2011 ~ Pioneer Valley Invite

1) Parris (B) def. Milbourn (A) 3-1 (7-11, 11-6, 11-5, 11-9)
2) Lusardi (A) def. Neal (B) 3-0 (11-5, 11-6, 11-4)
3) Piper (A) def. Brooks (B) 3-0 (11-4, 12-10, 16-14)
4) Dalglish (A) def. Bragg (B) 3-1 (11-5, 11-4, 6-11, 11-6)
5) Savage (A) def. Cabot (B) 3-1 (11-4, 11-13, 14-12, 11-8)
6) Matos (B) def. Kramer (A) 3-1 (11-4, 13-15, 11-4, 11-6)
7) Drammeh (B) def. Scheidt (A) 3-0 (11-7, 11-6, 11-4)
8) Bell (A) def. Hoseland (B) 3-1 (7-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-9)
9) Rice (A) def. Donson (B) 3-2 (11-5, 7-11, 3-11, 11-6, 13-11)

Amherst Men 1 : Middlebury Men 8 ~ Saturday, January 15, 2011 ~ Pioneer Valley Invite
1) Quan (M) def. Kriete (A) 3-1 (11-6, 11-9, 12-14, 11-8)
2) Dolan (M) def. Cecala (A) 3-0 (11-4, 11-8, 11-9)
3) Hurst (M) def. Loesch-Quintin (A) 3-1 (11-13, 11-6, 11-1, 11-7)
4) Cady (M) def. Rapisarda (A) 3-1 (11-6, 12-10, 11-6, 11-6)
5) Hurst (M) def. Kerr (A) 3-0 (12-10, 11-6, 11-4)
6) Redpath (M) def. Severson (A) 3-2 (6-11, 11-9, 13-15, 11-8, 11-8)
7) Moore (M) def. Lavine (A) 3-1 (14-12, 11-8, 8-11, 11-8)
8) DiSesa (M) def. Arnold (A) 3-0 (11-5, 11-7, 11-2)
9) Quan Miranda (A) def. Insin (M) 3-0 (13-11, 11-8, 13-11)

Amherst Women 3 : Middlebury Women 6 ~ Saturday, January 15, 2011 ~ Pioneer Valley Invite

1) Milbroun (A) def. Laird (M) 3-2 (8-11, 11-8, 3-11, 11-7, 11-8)
2) Jenkins (M) def. Lusardi (A) 3-0 (11-3, 11-5, 11-5)
3) Shannon (M) def. Piper (A) 3-0 (11-7, 11-3, 11-7)
4) Bestnick (M) def. Dalglish (A) 3-1 (3-11, 11-7, 11-5, 11-8)
5) Becker (M) def. Savage (A) 3-1 (11-7, 7-11, 12-10, 12-10)
6) Kramer (A) def. Hubbard (M) 3-0 (12-10, 11-9, 11-6)
7) Scheidt (A) def. Chen (M) 3-2 (7-11, 4-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-8)
8) Burchfield (M) def Bell (A) def. 3-0 (11-6, 11-9, 11-9)
9) Yates (M) def. Rice (A) 3-0 (11-4, 11-4, 11-9)