Women's squash moves along at NESCAC Championship
Hamilton College advanced to the quarterfinal round of the 2015 NESCAC Women's Squash Championship with a 9-0 first-round win over Connecticut College on Friday at Williams College. The Continentals, seeded sixth in the tournament, did not lose a game to the 11th-seeded Camels and will face third-seeded Middlebury College at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Isabelle Weisman '15 swept her opponent at the fourth position to give her a team-leading 15 wins this season. Elizabeth Morris '15, Rafiatou Ouro-Aguy '18 and Haley Connor '18 picked up their 13th victories this season, playing at the third, sixth and seventh positions, respectively.
Rachel Newman '16 won at the second position and is now 11-2. Playing at the first position, Hilary Gray '15 earned her 11th win of the season and the eighth NESCAC tournament win of her career.
Lindsay Arader '16, now 10-3 this winter, dropped just four points in her sweep at the fifth position, and Grace Munschauer '18 surrendered only five points to improve to 7-2 with a win at the eighth position. Marina Hartnick '18 rounded out Hamilton's winners, sweeping her opponent at the ninth position.
The winner of Saturday morning's Hamilton-Middlebury match will advance to face either second-seeded Williams or seventh-seeded Bowdoin College in the semifinal round with a berth in the title match at stake.
#18 Hamilton 9, #27 Connecticut College 0
1. Hilary Gray (HAM) def. Leah Puklin (CONN) 11-3, 11-6, 11-7
2. Rachel Newman (HAM) def. Ashley Arthur (CONN) 12-10, 11-4, 11-4
3. Elizabeth Morris (HAM) def. Mawa Ballo (CONN) 11-8, 11-9, 11-7
4. Isabelle Weisman (HAM) def. Adrienne Sieverding (CONN) 11-4, 11-4, 11-2
5. Lindsay Arader (HAM) def. Nina Nalle (CONN) 11-0, 11-1, 11-3
6. Rafiatou Ouro-Aguy (HAM) def. Allie Fuller (CONN) 11-5, 11-4, 11-3
7. Haley Connor (HAM) def. Anne Holly (CONN) 11-1, 11-6, 11-4
8. Grace Munschauer (HAM) def. Myra Jacobs (CONN) 11-2, 11-2, 11-3
9. Marina Hartnick (HAM) def. Victoria Allen (CONN) 11-5, 11-3, 12-10
Connecticut College 6-14; National ranking #27
Hamilton 12-5; National ranking #18