Women's squash defeats Bowdoin for first win of 2017-18 season

Liesl Guenther '21 (Josh McKee photo)
Liesl Guenther '21 (Josh McKee photo)

The Hamilton College women's squash team split a pair of matches against NESCAC opponents in their home opener at Little Squash Center on Saturday, Dec. 2.

Hamilton, currently at No. 27 in the College Squash Association rankings, played the underdog in the first match, beating No. 26 Bowdoin 6-3. The Continentals dropped their afternoon match 9-0 against No. 15 Middlebury.

At the fourth position, Liesl Guenther '21 beat her Bowdoin opponent in four games, including a 13-11 decision in the final game. Katherine Bauer '18 and Marina Hartnick '18 swept their opponents at the fifth and sixth positions, respectively.

Danielle Reisley '18 battled at the seventh position for the win in four games, including by decisive 11-3, 11-1 and 11-4 scores. Lindsay Jadow '19 was victorious at the eighth position in four games in similar fashion. Molly Pivirotto '18 defeated her opponent decisively in three games at the ninth position. In the exhibition match, Natalie Burkardt '18 defeated her opponent in three games.

Hamilton's next match is not until the new year when the women travel to Palo Alto, California, and play Stanford University on Tuesday, Jan. 9.


RESULTS

No. 27 Hamilton 6, No. 26 Bowdoin 3
Dec. 2, 2017
Hamilton's Little Squash Center
Clinton, N.Y.

1. Lindsey Bindra (B) d. Rafiatou Ouro-Aguy 11-9, 11-8, 11-6.
2. Virginia Ross (B) d. Grace Munschauer 11-8, 11-7, 11-7.
3. Alexa Horwitz (B) d. Caitlin Stern 13-11, 11-9, 11-8.
4. Liesl Guenther (H) d. Zoe Wood 11-8, 6-11, 11-9, 13-11.
5. Katherine Bauer (H) d. Natasha Belsky 11-9, 11-2, 11-5.
6. Marina Hartnick (H) d. Mariela Mendoza 11-5, 11-6, 11-6.
7. Danielle Reisley (H) d. Caroline Burkhart 11-3, 10-12, 11-1, 11-4.
8. Lindsay Jadow (H) d. Hannah Cooke 11-6, 11-5, 10-12, 11-1.
9. Molly Pivirotto (H) d. Jeannie Davis 11-3, 11-3, 11-4.
Ex. Natalie Burkardt (H) d. Rose Warren 11-1, 11-4, 11-3.

No. 15 Middlebury 9, No. 27 Hamilton 0
Dec. 2, 2017
Hamilton's Little Squash Center
Clinton, N.Y.

1. Lucy Bostwick (MIDDW) def. Rafiatou Ouro-Aguy (HAMW) 11-4, 11-5, 11-6
2. Anne Glassie (MIDDW) def. Grace Munschauer (HAMW) 11-6, 11-5, 11-8
3. Natalie Madden (MIDDW) def. Caitlin Stern (HAMW) 11-2, retired
4. Emily Beinkampen (MIDDW) def. Liesl Guenther (HAMW) 11-4, 11-8, 11-2
5. Virginia Schaus (MIDDW) def. Katherine Bauer (HAMW) 11-6, 11-4, 11-7
6. Mira Chugh (MIDDW) def. Marina Hartnick (HAMW) 11-6, 11-5, 11-7
7. Natasha Lowitt (MIDDW) def. Danielle Reisley (HAMW) 11-5, 11-6, 11-9
8. Lily Bogle (MIDDW) def. Lindsay Jadow (HAMW) 11-1, 11-5, 11-3
9. Caroline Jahrling (MIDDW) def. Molly Pivirotto (HAMW) 11-5, 11-5, 11-4
Exh. Hope Matthews (MIDDW) def. Natalie Burkardt (HAMW) 11-1, 11-7, 11-3