By Ben Shapiro
PALO ALTO, Calif.— The 20th-ranked Wesleyan University women's squash team concluded its west coast training trip with a match against hosts No. 4 Stanford University on Tuesday night, falling to the Cardinal 8-1.
Senior Laila Samy was Wesleyan's lone winner, taking her match at No. 1 over Tara Shannon 11-2, 10-12, 11-7, 11-7. Samy has been rock solid all season so far for Wesleyan, not dropping a match in non-tournament play.
Freshman Aditi Prasad put up a good fight at No. 2, challenging Christine Huchro in a tight 11-8, 11-13, 11-3, 11-9 loss. Stanford won the remaining matches all in three games, though Nina Premutico '20 pushed Lucy Rowe hard as the match went on before falling 11-2, 11-3, 12-10.
The match marked the culmination of five days of training in the Bay Area for the team. In addition to training sessions on the campus of Stanford, the team has also had the opportunity to train at the Bay Club in Redwood City, Calif. while on the west coast.
For more on the team's trip, including a daily blog from team members, check out https://wesleyansquash.wordpress.com/ and the team's Instagram page, @wessquash.
The Cardinals will return to Middletown on Wednesday in advance of a weekend full of matches, as they host Mount Holyoke on Friday at 3 p.m. and Hamilton on Sunday at 12 p.m.