Women’s Squash Defeats Mount Holyoke, Falls to Colby

Photo by Jonas Powell '18
Photo by Jonas Powell '18

THE BASICS:

Scores: Wesleyan 6, Mount Holyoke 3 / Colby 5, Wesleyan 4
Records:
Wesleyan (7-6); Colby (6-9); Mt. Holyoke (2-13)
Location: South Hadley, Mass. (Mount Holyoke College)
Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017
Time: 12 p.m. / 4 p.m.
The Lead: The No. 23 Wesleyan University women's squash team split its matches Saturday at the Pioneer Valley Invitational. After defeating No. 29 Mt. Holyoke College, 6-3, the Cardinals then fell to No. 25 Colby College, 6-3.

MT. HOLYOKE / WESLEYAN HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Wesleyan picked up wins from the No. 1 position, as well as No. 5-9.
  • Laila Samy '18 earned a 3-0 sweep from the top of the lineup by scores of 11-5, 11-6, 12-10.
  • Josei Russ '20 and Ale Lampietti '19 each swept their opponents from the No. 5 (11-5, 11-3, 11-2) and No. 8 (11-5, 11-6, 11-9) positions, respectively.
  • The newest member of the team, Sarah Clothier '19, fell in the first set (11-3) before rallying with three consecutive wins (11-5, 11-6, 11-4) to claim the No. 6 position.
  • Freshman Sherly Francois also dropped her first set, 11-9, but responded with wins of 11-5, 11-4, 11-4 to claim the No. 9 spot.
  • Tatum Leclair '18 claimed a 3-2 thriller in the No. 7 position. After falling behind 2-0 (11-9, 11-3), she claimed three straight wins of 11-6, 12-10, 11-7 to earn the win.

COLBY / WESLEYAN HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The Cardinals claimed wins in the No. 1, 2, 8 and 9 positions.
  • Samy swept the No. 1 spot by scores of 11-7, 11-4, 11-4.
  • In the No. 2 position, Abigail Smith '17 won a thrilling 3-2 match, 11-5, 10-12, 11-5, 7-11, 11-6.
  • At the bottom of the lineup, Leclair and Lampietti each swept their opponents. Leclair claimed the No. 8 position, 11-2, 11-4, 11-6, and Lampietti took the No. 9 spot, 11-2, 11-3, 11-4.

UP NEXT:

  • The Cardinals return to action tomorrow, Jan. 22 and will play Hamilton at 12 p.m. at Smith College.

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