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Women's squash wins twice at home

Contact Jim Taylor 315-859-4685
Posted February 14, 2011
Tags Women's Squash

Hamilton College won two out of three matches at the Little Squash Center on Feb. 12 and 13.

Hamilton (11-9 overall) reached double digits in victories for the seventh straight season. The Continentals are ranked 18th by the College Squash Association. Hamilton was edged 6-3 by No. 16 George Washington University on Saturday, but rebounded to hammer the University of Toronto 9-0 later that afternoon.

Sunday was Senior Day for Leila Clifford-Ong '11, Anne Edelstein '11, Danielle Forsyth '11 and Jane Hannon '11, and the Continentals celebrated by routing No. 31 Northeastern University 8-0. Clifford-Ong and Edelstein won all three of their matches during the weekend.

Three matches went to five games against George Washington in the most entertaining matchup of the weekend. Clifford-Ong won in five games at the third position, Hannah Coffin '14 won in four at the seventh position and Edelstein prevailed in three games at the ninth position.

Eight of Hamilton's nine wins against Toronto were in three straight games, including: Amanda Thorman '13 (first position), Claire Corroon '13 (second), Clifford-Ong, Kelsey Bogle '14 (fifth), Alexis Lee '13 (sixth), Coffin, Hillary Kolodner '14 (eighth) and Edelstein. Edelstein allowed nine points in her victory.

The Continentals enjoyed similar success against Northeastern with seven of their eight wins wrapped up in three games. Clifford-Ong (first position), Edelstein (third), Laura Russell '14 (fourth), Annabel Prouty '13 (fifth), Alyssa Kasanoff '13 (sixth), Hannon (seventh) and Virginia Walsh '14 (eighth) swept their opponents as Hamilton adjusted its lineup. Russell improved her record this season to 12-5.

Edelstein finished the weekend with 54 career wins, which is the most in program history. Hannon has 36, Forsyth has 34 and Clifford-Ong has 27.

The Continentals compete in the 2011 Howe Cup team championships at Princeton University from Friday through Sunday, Feb. 18 to Feb. 20. Hamilton's first opponent will be determined later this week.

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