Athletics

Amherst Squash Teams Post Pair of 9-0 NESCAC Wins

AMHERST, MA – The Amherst College men’s and women’s squash teams each posted a pair of impressive 9-0 wins this afternoon against NESCAC rivals Hamilton College and Tufts University. The pair of wins for both squads pushes the men’s team’s record to 9-6 on the year, while the Amherst women now sit at 11-4.

To start the day, Amherst took on Hamilton in the morning. The men’s team failed to win in three games at just one spot, with Hamilton’s Cooper Veysey falling 3-1 to senior co-captain Kevin Cecala (Wilmington, DE). Amherst senior Andrew Kriete (Chatham, NJ) set the tone for the match at number one, gutting out three close games 11-8, 11-7, and 11-8 to win his first match of the day.

Against Tufts in the afternoon, the Amherst men looked equally as dominant in taking seven matches by a score of 3-0. Against Jumbo Alex Gross, Kriete found himself in the closest match of the day, going five games at number one. After winning the first frame 11-6, Kriete fell to Gross in a pair of 11-6 results. Amherst’s top player dug deep in the fourth and fifth, winning 12-10 in the final two games.

For the women’s team, Amherst played its regular lineup only against Hamilton. The Continentals were able to muster just two games off the Amherst lineup, with seven of the top nine winning in straight sets. Anne Piper (Bronxville, NY) won her match at number three 11-8, 11-2, 11-8, and then slid up to the number one spot against Tufts.

Playing at the top of the ladder for the first time this season, Piper responded with a hard-fought 3-1 win against Tufts’ Alix Micahel.  Piper took a two-games-to-none lead with 11-4 and 11-6 wins, but fell in the third 13-11. The Amherst sophomore refused to be rattled though, taking the fourth game 11-7 to earn the victory.

Amherst will return to action next weekend when archrivals Wesleyan and Williams come to town for the 2011 Little Three Championships at Davenport Courts.

Amherst Men 9 : Hamilton Men 0 ~ Saturday, January 22, 2011 ~ Amherst, Mass.

1) Andrew Kriete (A) def. Martin Bawden (H) 3-0 (11-8, 11-7, 11-8)
2) Brian Warner (A) def. Harry Keesham (H) 3-0 (11-7, 11-7, 11-8)
3) Kevin Cecala (A) def. Cooper Veysey (H) 3-1 (11-8, 11-13, 11-7, 11-4)
4) Charles Loesch-Quintin (A) def. Hal Lee (H) 3-0 (11-9, 12-10, 11-8)
5) Tom Rapisarda (A) def. Alex Wood (H) 3-0 (11-9, 11-4, 11-9)
6) David Kerr (A) def. Ronald German (H) 3-0 (11-5, 11-6, 11-6)
7) Steve Severson (A) def. Tim Gray (H) 3-0 (11-5, 11-2, 11-1)
8) Todd Lavine (A) def, Mark Clark (H) 3-0 (11-2, 11-2, 11-1)
9) Matt Arnold (A) def. Lyman Munshauer (H) 3-0 (11-6, 11-3, 11-3)
10) Rodrigo Miranda (A) def. Will Kerr (H) 3-2 (13-11, 9-11, 6-11, 11-6, 11-9)

Amherst Women 9 : Hamilton Women 0 ~ Saturday, January 22, 2011 ~ Amherst, Mass.
1) Hayley Milbourn (A) def. Amanda Thorman (H) 3-0 (11-6, 11-9, 11-6)
2) Chandler Lusardi (A) def. Clair Colloon (H) 3-1 (11-7, 11-1, 9-11, 11-7)
3) Anne Piper (A) def. :Leila Clifford (H) 3-0 (11-8, 11-2, 11-8)
4) Allie Dalglish (A) def. Kelsey Bogle (H) 3-0 (11-8, 11-1, 11-7)
5) Kate Savage (A) def. Dani Forsyth (H) 3-0 (11-5, 11-5, 12-10)
6) Evelyn Kramer (A) def. Hannah Coffin (H) 3-0 (11-7, 11-5, 11-3)
7) Anna Scheidt (A) def. Alexis Lee (H) 3-0 (11-2, 11-5, 11-5)
8) Mimi Bell (A) def. Hilary Kolodaer (H) 3-0 17-15, 7-11, 11-4, 11-3)
9) Lena Rice (A) def. Laura Russel (H) 3-1 (6-11, 11-3, 12-10, 11-2)
10) Mary Katherine McNeil (A) def. Anne Edelstein (H) 3-2 (9-11, 5-11, 13-11, 14-12, 11-8)

Amherst Men 9 : Tufts Men 0 ~ Saturday, January 22, 2011 ~ Amherst, Mass.
1) Andrew Kriete (A) def. Alex Gross (T) 3-2 (11-6, 6-11, 6-11, 12-10, 12-10)
2) Brian Warner (A) def. Ben Rind (T) 3-0 (13-11, 12-10, 11-9)
3) Kevin Cecala (A) def. Henry Miller (T) 3-1 (11-7, 13-15, 11-4, 11-8)
4) Charles Loesch-Quintin (A) def. Andre Kim (T) 3-0 (11-1, 11-5, 11-6)
5) Tom Rapisarda (A) def. Michael Abboud (T) 3-0 (11-6, 11-3, 11-5)
6) David Kerr (A) def. Tesfa Hailu (T) 3-0 (11-9, 11-3, 11-5)
7) Steve Severson (A) def. Jeremy Ho 3-0 (11-5, 11-3, 11-6)
8) Todd Lavine (A) def. Ben Briggs (T) 3-0 (11-1, 11-0, 11-3)
9) Matt Arnold (A) def. Andrew Meleney (T) 3-0 (11-2, 11-5, 11-3)
10) Marcello Cifuentes (A) def. Luke Metcalf (T) 3-0 (13-11, 11-5, 13-11)

Amherst Women 9 : Tufts Women 0 ~ Saturday, January 22, 2011 ~ Amherst, Mass.
1) Anne Piper (A) def. Alix Micahel (T) 3-1 (11-4, 11-6, 11-13, 11-7)
2) Allie Dalglish (A) def. Valerie Koo (T) 3-1 (8-11, 11-3, 11-5, 11-6)
3) Kate Savage (A) def. Mercedes Barba (T) 3-0 (11-7, 11-7, 11-6)
4) Evelyn Kramer (A) def. Jessica Rubine (T) 3-0 (11-9, 11-8, 11-2)
5) Anna Scheidt (A) def. Alyse Vinosky (T) 3-0 (11-4, 11-8, 11-3)
6) Mimi Bell (A) def. Ushashi Basu (T) 3-0 (11-4, 11-4, 11-3)
7) Lena Rice (A) def. Risa Meyers (T) 3-0 (11-4, 11-2, 11-1)
8) Mary Katherine McNeil (A) def. Caitlin Doherty (T) 3-0 (11-1, 11-6, 11-3)
9) Sarah Nyirjesy (A) def. Wang Xiachmeng (T) 3-0 (11-1, 11-0, 11-1)
10) Megan Clower (A) def. Chelsea Dicks (T) 3-0 (11-1, 11-2, 11-2)