Athletics

Amherst Teams Fall to National Powerhouse Dartmouth, 9-0

Jerome Giovinazzo
Jerome Giovinazzo took the first game in the No. 2 match but was unable to hang on for the win. 

AMHERST, MA – The Amherst College men's and women's squash teams hosted national powerhouse Dartmouth College this evening, with the visiting Big Green taking home a pair of 9-0 victories. Both Amherst teams move their records to 5-4 on the year. The Lord Jeff women return to action Thursday for a home match against Mount Holyoke College at 1 p.m.

While the Dartmouth women did not surrender a single game to Amherst, the men’s side saw some great matches despite the 9-0 shutout. Junior Jerome Giovinazzo (Staten Island, NY) and first-year Tom Rapisarda (New York, NY) each managed to take the first game of their respective matches but were unable to hold off their opponents, while junior Ben Bishop (Seattle, WA) was able to steal a game in the No. 6 match.

The closest Amherst got to a win on the evening was in the No. 9 match-up between junior Brad Corbin (Charlottesville, VA) and Dartmouth’s Ben Mandel. Mandel jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, but Corbin stormed back to win the third game, 9-5, and fourth game, 10-8. The Big Green were able to preserve their shutout, however, as Mandel hung on to take the fifth and deciding game by a score of 9-2.

Men’s Scores – Dartmouth defeats Amherst, 9-0
1. Andrew Boumford (D) def. Mark Rapisarda, 3-0 (9-3, 9-4, 9-2)
2. Ted Newhouse (D) def. Jerome Giovinazzo, 3-1 (7-9, 9-4, 9-1, 9-3)
3. Adam King (D) def. Andrew Slutsky, 3-0 (9-2, 9-2, 9-1)
4. Michael Shrubb (D) def. Tom Rapisarda, 3-1 (4-9, 9-1, 9-6, 9-2)
5. Dan Wagman (D) def. Kevin Cecala, 3-0 (9-4, 9-3, 9-5)
6. Stephen Preefer (D) def. Ben Bishop, 3-1 (9-1, 9-6, 8-10, 10-8)
7. Tyler Young (D) def. Lee Banta, 3-0 (9-3, 9-4, 9-2)
8. Ted Schroeder (D) def. Saahil Sud, 3-0 (9-0, 9-3, 9-3)
9. Ben Mandel (D) def. Brad Corbin, 3-2 (10-8, 9-2, 5-9, 8-10, 9-2)
 

Women’s Scores – Dartmouth defeats Amherst, 9-0
1. Ashley Malenchak (D) def. Libby Martin, 3-0 (9-0, 9-4, 9-1)
2. Becca Loucks (D) def. Hayley Milbourn, 3-0 (9-6, 9-1, 9-3)
3. Madeline Lurio (D) def. Caitlin Demkin, 3-0 (9-4, 9-2, 9-6
4. Hannah Conant (D) def. Di Kirkwood, 3-0 (9-0, 9-2, 9-1)
5. Libbey Brown (D) def. Melissa Moulton, 3-0 (9-4, 9-4, 9-0)
6. Taylor Tully (D) def. Hannah Merves, 3-0 (9-2, 9-3, 9-0)
7. Maura Doherty (D) def. Laurel LaMontagne, 3-0 (9-0, 9-0, 9-0)
8. Elizabeth Weintraub (D) def. Mimi Bell, 3-0 (9-0, 9-0, 9-1)
9. Danielle Fuschetti (D) def. Moriah Donelan, 3-0 (9-0, 9-2, 9-2)