Women's squash falls at fourth-ranked Stanford

Women's squash falls at fourth-ranked Stanford

The Hamilton College women's squash team dropped a 9-0 decision against Stanford University at Stanford's Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation on Tuesday.

The Continentals (1-4 overall) were playing their first match since early December. Hamilton is ranked 25th by the College Squash Association (CSA) while Stanford is at No. 4.

The Continentals ended last season at No. 26 in the CSA rankings after they reached the Epps Cup (D Division) final at the 2017 national team championships. Hamilton defeated Northeastern and Wellesley to reach the final.

Katherine Bauer '18 led the team with 11 wins in 2016-17. The return of Rafiatou Ouro-Aguy '18 will provide a big boost to the lineup after she studied off campus her entire junior year. Bauer and Ouro-Aguy are team co-captains, and they have 30 career victories apiece. The other seniors are Natalie Burkardt '18, Marina Hartnick '18, Grace Munschauer '18, Molly Pivirotto '18 and Danielle Reisley '18.

Charlotte Zonis '19 posted 10 wins last season and has a 26-18 record after just two years with the Continentals. Zonis was named the NESCAC Player of the Week on Jan. 30, 2017 following her triumph against a William Smith opponent at the second position.

Jean Beecher '19 finished with nine wins last season and Pivirotto and Lindsay Jadow '19 added eight apiece. Jadow, who joined the team in December 2016, won all three of her matches at last year's NESCAC championship. Megan Grip '19 will provide much-needed depth to the lineup.

Looking ahead, Hamilton College will host the 2018 NESCAC Men's and Women's Squash Championships from Friday, Feb. 2 through Sunday, Feb. 4. The Continentals last hosted the 11-team event in 2014. The CSA National Team Championships are in Boston in mid-February and the CSA Individual National Championships are in Washington, D.C., in early March.

Hamilton stays on the road for matches against NESCAC rivals Connecticut College on Saturday, Jan. 13 and Wesleyan University on Sunday, Jan. 14.


STANFORD RESULTS

No. 4 Stanford 9, No. 25 Hamilton 0
Jan. 9, 2018
Stanford's Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation
Palo Alto, Calif.

1. Casey Wong (S) d. Rafiatou Ouro-Aguy 11-4, 11-5, 11-6.
2. Caroline Neave (S) d. Charlotte Zonis 11-5, 11-4, 11-7.
3. Sarah Bell (S) d. Megan Grip 11-4, 11-7, 11-6.
4. Sumrin Mudgil (S) d. Grace Munschauer 11-6, 11-3, 11-4.
5. Lucy Rowe (S) d. Caitlin Stern 11-5, 11-5, 11-4.
6. Anna Marie Manning (S) d. Liesl Guenther 11-4, 11-7, 11-6.
7. Juliette Love (S) d. Katherine Bauer 11-3, 11-7, 11-4.
8. Grayson Melby (S) d. Marina Hartnick 11-5, 11-8, 11-7.
9. Tatyanna Dadabbo (S) d. Danielle Reisley 11-5, 11-3, 11-7.
Ex. Caroline Kimmel (S) d. Molly Pivirotto 11-5, 11-6, 11-5.