Athletics

Women Split with Hamilton, Harvard

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AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College women’s squash split a pair of matches Saturday as action continued at the Pioneer Valley Invitational on Davenport Courts. The 19th-ranked Jeffs picked up a big win in their opening contest, taking down No. 16 Hamilton, 8-1, but second-ranked Harvard was too much in the nightcap as the Crimson rolled to a 9-0 sweep.

Headlining the top of the lineup against Hamilton, Chandler Lusardi ’13 needed just three games to dispatch of Amanda Thorman ’13, while Anne Piper ’13 rebounded from a 13-11 loss to earn a 3-1 (11-13, 11-9, 11-7, 11-5) decision over Hilary Gray ’15.

With her third position match against Claire Corroon ’13 tied at a game apiece, Arielle Lehman ’15 took the final two frames by scores of 11-8 and 12-10, while Meyha Sud ’16 shut out Elizabeth Morris ’15, 3-0 (11-8, 11-5, 11-2). Ericka Robertson ’16 defeated Hannah Coffin ’14, 3-1 (11-8, 5-11, 11-6, 11-6), in the fifth slot, while Isabelle Weisman ’15 recorded the Continentals lone victory with a 3-1 (11-7, 11-6, 8-11, 11-7) triumph over Evelyn Kramer ’14.

First-years Corri Johnson and Khushy Aggarwal handled Kelsey Bogle ’14 and Hillary Kolonder ’14 at seven and eight, respectively, while Taryn Clary ’16 upended Alexis Lee ’13, 3-0 (11-1, 11-7, 11-3).

The tables were turned in Amherst’s second match as Harvard cruised to 3-0 wins in all but the bottom two slots in the lineups. Playing at No. 8, Clary nearly kept her unbeaten collegiate record intact against Natasha Anzik ’14, but she could not put it away in the fourth game after winning the second and third and Anzik prevailed in a tight finale for the 3-2 (11-6, 6-11, 10-12, 11-4, 11-9) win.

 In the next slot down, Mary Katherine McNeill ’13 battled Georgiana Brinkley ’14, losing a marathon second game but rebounding to take the third before falling, 3-1 (11-8, 17-15, 9-11, 11-4). The Jeffs’ only other serious challenge came from Ericka Robertson ’16 in the fourth position as she battled Isabelle Dowling ’16 to extra points in the first and third games but could not avoid the 3-0 (12-10, 11-7, 12-10) sweep.

The Jeffs will wrap up invitational play with a single match on Sunday, taking on No. 17 Wesleyan at 11 a.m.

AMHERST 8, HAMILTON 1
1. Chandler Lusardi (A) def. Amanda Thorman (H), 3-0 (11-5, 11-5, 11-7)
2. Anne Piper (A) def. Hilary Gray (H), 3-1 (11-13, 11-9, 11-7, 11-5)
3. Arielle Lehman (A) def. Claire Corroon (H), 3-1 (11-9, 6-11, 11-8, 12-10)
4. Meyha Sud (A) def. Elizabeth Morris (H), 3-0 (11-8, 11-5, 11-2)
5. Ericka Robertson (A) def. Hannah Coffin (H), 3-1 (11-8, 5-11, 11-6, 11-6)
6. Isabelle Weisman (H) def. Evelyn Kramer (A), 3-1 (11-7, 11-6, 8-11, 11-7)
7. Corri Johnson (A) def. Kelsey Bogle (H), 3-0 (11-9, 11-4, 11-6)
8. Khushy Aggarwal (A) def. Hillary Kolodner (H), 3-0 (11-6, 12-10, 11-7)
9. Taryn Clary (A) def. Alexis Lee (H), 3-0 (11-1, 11-7, 11-3)

HARVARD 9, AMHERST 0
1. Laura Gemmell (H) def. Chandler Lusardi (A), 3-0 (11-8, 11-3, 11-2)
2. Natsha Kingshott (H) def. Arielle Lehman (A), 3-0 (11-1, 11-3, 11-2)
3. Sarah Mumanachit (H) def. Meyha Sud (A), 3-0 (11-7, 11-2, 11-7)
4. Isabelle Dowling (H) def. Ericka Robertson (A), 3-0 (12-10, 11-7, 12-10)
5. Megan Murray (H) def. Evelyn Kramer (A), 3-0 (11-4, 11-7, 11-5)
6. Julianne Chu (H) def. Corri Johnson (A), 3-0 (11-5, 11-5, 11-6)
7. Eliza Calihan (H) def. Khushy Aggarwal (A), 3-0 (11-3, 11-6, 11-2)
8. Natasha Anzik (H) def. Taryn Clary (A), 3-2 (11-6, 6-11, 10-12, 11-4, 11-9)
9. Georgiana Brinkley (H) def. Mary Katherine McNeill (A), 3-1 (11-8, 17-15, 9-11, 11-4)