Women's squash edges Middlebury
The Hamilton College Continentals pulled off a scintillating 5-4 upset victory against the Middlebury College Panthers at Hamilton's Little Squash Center on Nov. 23.
The Continentals (2-1 overall) entered the afternoon ranked 20th by the College Squash Association. Middlebury -- playing in its first match of 2013-14 -- was ranked 12th. It is believed to be the first time Hamilton has defeated its NESCAC rival since at least 2000.
The whole thing came down to Hannah Coffin '14 and her match at the sixth position, which went five games. Coffin rallied after she fell behind 11-8, 3-11 and 12-14 through three games. She responded with an 11-9 triumph in the fourth game and repeated the feat in the deciding game.
Rachel Newman '16 pulled off the same trick at the second position. Newman won the first, third and fifth games in a thrilling match. The score of the deciding game was 11-4.
Hamilton dominated the bottom of the ladder with victories at the sixth through ninth positions. Isabelle Weisman '15 won in three straight games at the seventh position, Kelsey Bogle '14 surrendered just nine points at the eighth position, and Katie Rogers '14 prevailed by scores of 11-5, 11-3 and 11-4 at the ninth position.
The Continentals won't play again until Sunday, Dec. 8, when they host Connecticut College and Colgate University.