Athletics

Amherst Splits in Day One of Mount Holyoke/Smith Invitational

AMHERST, MA – The Amherst College women’s squash team picked up one of two possible victories in the first day of the Mount Holyoke/Smith Invitational. The Lord Jeffs blanked the Franklin and Marshall College Diplomats 9-0, but were unable to transfer their momentum to their final contest, dropping a close afternoon match to the Colby College White Mules, 6-3. With the win and loss, Amherst moves to 6-8 on the season.

The Jeffs did not drop a single game in their first contest, dominating the pace of play in virtually every match. Match two played much closer than any other pairing, but senior co-captain Libby Martin (St. Louis, MO) was able to bear down and finish off her opponent Amanda Lesko in three games.

Amherst’s second match of the day saw the Jeffs lose a close battle to the 12th-ranked White Mules, 6-3. Martin and first-year Caitlin Demkin (Warren, NJ) played close matches but were unable to grab victories while first-years Hayley Milbourn (Baltimore, MD) and Mimi Bell (Shaker Heights, OH) and sophomore Hannah Merves (Merion, PA) were able to pull out wins in their matches.

The Jeffs host the second day of the Mount Holyoke/Smith Invitational Sunday, Jan. 27 as Amherst will take on 19th-ranked William Smith College at 8:30 a.m. and 12th-ranked Hamilton College at 1 p.m.

January 26, 2008 – Amherst defeats Franklin and Marshall, 9-0
1. Alexandra Dalglish (A) def. Davinia Buckley, 3-0 (9-0, 9-0, 9-2)
2. Libby Martin (A) def. Amanda Lesko, 3-0 (9-6, 9-4, 9-2)
3. Hayley Milbourn (A) def. Courtney Mulligan, 3-0 (9-0, 9-0, 9-2)
4. Caitlin Demkin (A) def. Kelsey Tylus, 3-0 (9-2, 9-4, 9-2)
5. Di Kirkwood (A) def. Dana Russo, 3-0 (9-1, 9-0, 9-1)
6. Melissa Moulton (A) def. Alexandra Feldman, 3-0 (9-1, 9-1, 9-0)
7. Laurel LaMontagne (A) def. Ally Warshaver, 3-0 (9-0, 9-0, 9-0)
8. Hannah Merves (A) def. Erin Jaffe, 3-0 (9-2, 9-0, 9-0)
9. Mimi Bell (A) def. Sara O’Neil, 3-0 (9-0, 9-2, 9-2)
10. Moriah Donelan (A) def. Rachel Zuckerman, 3-0 (9-2, 9-0, 9-1)

January 26, 2008 – Colby defeats Amherst. 6-3
1. Samantha Smith (C) def. Alexandra Dalglish, 3-0 (9-7, 9-3, 9-7)
2. Stacy Petro (C) def. Libby Martin, 3-1 (10-9, 9-2, 6-9, 10-8)
3. Hayley Milbourn (A) def. Jessica Vogel, 3-0 (9-7, 9-2, 9-2)
4. Maddie Dufour (C) def. Caitlin Demkin, 3-1 (9-3, 9-2, 6-9, 9-1)
5. Nina Delano (C) def. Di Kirkwood, 3-0 (9-4, 9-7, 9-0)
6. Catherine Monrad (C) def. Melissa Moulton, 3-0 (10-8, 9-4, 9-3)
7. Sophie Newbury (C) def. Laurel LaMontagne, 3-0 (9-2, 9-3, 9-4)
8. Hannah Merves (A) def. Stephanie Saporito, 3-1 (9-4, 3-9, 9-7, 9-5)
9. Mimi Bell (A) def. Caroline Reaves, 3-0 (9-4, 9-6, 9-6)
10. Moriah Donelan (A) def. Jae Paik, 3-2 (4-9, 6-9, 9-7, 9-6, 9-7)