Athletics

Amherst Posts 2-1 Record at CSA Championships

PRINCETON, NJ – The Amherst College women’s squash team wrapped up team competition for the 2007-08 season by posting a 2-1 record at the CSA Championships held at Princeton University’s Jadwin Gymnasium. The Lord Jeffs finish the season at 12-14 overall, with CSA Individual Championships set to begin Friday, Feb. 29 at the United States Naval Academy.

Amherst competed in the Howe Cup Walker (C) Division with eight other schools and was favored to win, but was upset by eventual champion Vassar College on Saturday in the second round, 5-4. The Jeffs earned an 8-1 win over Northeastern for the second time this season to set up the second-round match, but they could not repeat their 8-1 win at Vassar from earlier in the season. Saturday's loss ended Amherst's championship run, but the Jeffs capped off their weekend on Sunday by defeating William Smith for the second time of 2008.

Leading the Jeffs in the three-day tournament were first-year Hayley Milbourn (Baltimore, MD), junior Melissa Moulton (Oreland, PA) and senior Libby Martin (St. Louis, MO), who each went a perfect 3-0 on the weekend.

Friday, February 22 - Amherst defeats Northeastern, 8-1
1. Tessa Martin (N) def. Allie Dalglish (A), 3-0 (9-7, 9-1, 9-5)
2. Hayley Milbourn (A) def. Sara Barret (N), 3-1 (8-10, 9-2, 9-1, 9-0)
3. Libby Martin (A) def. Ton Dhanasarnsilp (N), 3-1 (0-9, 9-4, 9-0, 9-3)
4. Caitlin Demkin (A) def. Emily Raho (N), 3-0 (9-1, 9-4, 9-5)
5. Melissa Moulton (A) def. Diana Toubman (N), 3-0 (9-5, 9-3, 9-6)
6. Laurel LaMontagne (A) def. Francie Shafer (N), 3-0 (9-4, 9-4, 10-8)
7. Hannah Merves (A) def. Ali Heerema (N), 3-0 (9-2, 9-3, 9-1)
8. Mimi Bell (A) def. Katie O’Neil (N), 3-1 (7-9, 9-7, 9-5, 10-9)
9. Moriah Donelan (A) def. Katherine Kus (N), 3-1 (9-1, 9-6, 7-9, 9-2) 

Saturday, February 23 – Vassar defeats Amherst, 5-4
1. Emilie Kraft (V) def. Allie Dalglish (A), 3-2 (2-9, 2-9, 9-1, 9-5, 9-1)
2. Hayley Milbourn (A) def. Nadia Jihad (V), 3-0 (9-3, 9-2, 9-4)
3. Libby Martin (A) def. Amaila Sax Bolder (V), 3-0 (10-8, 9-1, 9-1)
4. Eleanor Weis (V) def. Di Kirkwood (A), 3-0 (9-1, 9-0, 9-2)
5. Anna Licht (V) def. Caitlin Demkin (A), 3-1 (1-9, 9-6, 9-3, 9-3)
6. Melissa Moulton (A) def. Anna Robinson (V), 3-0 (9-2, 9-3, 9-4)
7. Hope Blinkofv (V) def. Laurel LaMontagne (A), 3-0 (9-5, 9-0, 9-2)
8. Caitlin Ly (V) def. Hannah Merves (A), 3-0 (9-1, 9-5, 9-0)
9. Mimi Bell (A) def. Courtney Burke (V), 3-1 (10-8, 9-6, 1-9, 9-7) 

Sunday, February 24 – Amherst defeats William Smith, 9-0
1. Allie Dalglish (A) def. Lucy Ross (W), 3-0 (9-4, 9-3, 9-7)
2. Hayley Milbourn (A) def. Maddie Brooks (W), 3-0 (9-1, 9-7, 9-0)
3. Libby Martin (A) def. Emily Gailun (W), 3-0 (9-1, 9-7, 9-0)
4. Di Kirkwood (A) def. Katie Mullen (W), 3-1 (9-7, 5-9, 9-1, 9-2)
5. Caitlin Demkin (A) def. Katie Baker (W), 3-0 (9-6, 9-5, 9-0)
6. Melissa Moulton (A) def. Sarah Hallberg (W), 3-0 (9-1, 9-3, 9-1)
7. Laurel LaMontagne (A) def. Emily Hazenberg (W), 3-2 (9-3, 9-6, 1-9, 4-9, 9-5)
8. Hannah Merves (A) def. Ali Haseotes (W), 3-0 (9-7, 9-6, 9-2)
9. Mimi Bell (A) def. Megan Peterson (W), 3-0 (9-5, 9-4, 9-3)