Athletics

Jeffs Blank Hamilton in NESCAC Championship Consolation Match

NESCAC

HARTFORD, CT – The fourth-seeded Amherst College women's squash team wrapped up its weekend with a 9-0 win over sixth-seeded Hamilton College Sunday morning in the NESCAC Championship consolation bracket.

The Lord Jeffs improve to 14-6 overall with their 2-1 showing at the conference tournament. They will return to action Friday, Feb. 18, when they head to Princeton University to compete in the College Squash Association’s three-day National Team Championships (Howe Cup).

Sunday’s result marked Amherst’s second 9-0 win over Hamilton this season, but the Continentals kept things close in several matches this time around. Chandler Lusardi ’13 (New York, NY), Allie Dalglish ’11 (Fort Washington, PA) and Anne Piper ’13 (Bronxville, NY) were each undefeated over the weekend despite playing against tough competition in the top half of the lineup. Piper won her first game on Sunday by a 17-15 score but would win the second and fourth in more convincing fashion (11-2, 11-8).

Senior Mimi Bell (Shaker Heights, OH) earned a hard-fought victory at No. 8 with game scores of 11-9, 12-10 and 11-6, while fellow senior Hayley Milbourn (Baltimore, MD) picked up her first win of the weekend at No. 1 (11-7, 11-3, 11-6). The No. 7 bout went the distance, as Evelyn Kramer '14 (Brooklyn, NY) came back to win the back-and-forth affair for Amherst after dropping the first game (2-11, 11-3, 9-11, 11-8, 11-3).

Ranked 12th in the most recent CSA national poll, Amherst will likely compete in the B Division (teams ranked 9-16) at the national championships for a second consecutive year. The Lord Jeffs were champions of the C Division in 2009 to finish with a national ranking of 17, and last year they posted a 2-1 record in the B bracket to finish 13th.

No. 4 Amherst def. No. 6 Hamilton, 9-0
1) Hayley Milbourn (A) def. Amanda Thorman (H) 3-0 (11-7, 11-3, 11-6)
2) Chandler Lusardi (A) def. Claire Corroon (H) 3-1 (10-12, 11-5, 11-5, 11-8)
3) Allie Dalglish (A) def. Leila Clifford-Ong (H) 3-0 (11-6, 12-10, 11-6)
4) Anne Piper (A) def. Danielle Forsyth (H) 3-0 (17-15, 11-2, 5-11, 11-8)
5) Kate Savage (A) def. Kelsey Bogle (H) 3-0 (6-11, 11-5, 11-6, 11-5)
6) Anna Scheidt (A) def. Alexis Lee (H) 3-0 (11-4, 11-5, 11-4)
7) Evelyn Kramer (A) def. Alyssa Kasanoff (H) 3-2 (2-11, 11-3, 9-11, 11-8, 11-3)
8) Mimi Bell (A) def. Hilary Kolodner (H) 3-0 (11-9, 12-10, 11-6)
9) Lena Rice (A) def. Anne Edelstein (H) 3-0 (8-11, 11-5, 11-8, 11-9)