Women's squash posts win over Colby on Friday at Amherst

Megan Grip '19 (Josh McKee photo)
Megan Grip '19 (Josh McKee photo)

The Hamilton College Continentals traveled to Amherst College on Friday and recorded a 7-2 win against the Colby College Mules.

Hamilton (4-3 overall) is 22nd in the College Squash Team Rankings while Colby is 23rd. Despite the close rankings, Hamilton recorded a dominant win to start the weekend.

Charlotte Zonis '19 battled for the win against Sydney Ku at the first position, taking the match in five games after Zonis dropped two of the first three. Megan Grip '19 outlasted Julianna Song in five games at the second position. After winning the first two games Grip dropped the third and fourth, but won the decisive fifth game after a marathon 15-13 battle.

Liesl Guenther '21 and Eleanor Struthers '22 defeated their opponents in four games at the fourth and sixth positions, respectively. Lindsay Jadow '19 and Maddie Sakheim '22 dominated their opponents at the seventh and eighth positions, respectively. Sakheim has won all but one of her matches in her first season of collegiate squash.

Jean Beecher '19 played an incredible match at the ninth position. She dropped the first game but came back to win the second and third games. Kathleen He evened the match at two games apiece before Beecher took the fifth in dramatic fashion by a score of 12-10.

The Continentals will face St. Lawrence University at 9:30 a.m. and Amherst College at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19 in Amherst, Massachusetts. Sunday's match against Wesleyan University has been cancelled due to Winter Storm Harper.

-- Recap by Julia Booth '19


No. 22 Hamilton 7, No. 23 Colby 2
January 18, 2019
Amherst College (Amherst, Mass.)

1. Charlotte Zonis (H) d. Sydney Ku 11-3, 6-11, 7-11, 11-7, 13-11.
2. Megan Grip (H) d. Julianna Song 11-4, 11-6, 7-11, 7-11, 15-13.
3. Lily Wain (C) d. Caitlin Stern 11-5, 11-3, 11-7.
4. Liesl Guenther (H) d. Madeline Latimore 7-11, 11-6, 16-14, 11-8.
5. Olivia Silverman (C) d. Sydney Soloway 11-8, 9-11, 11-6, 11-8.
6. Eleanor Struthers (H) d. Sabrina Teope 11-6, 11-4, 8-11, 11-6.
7. Lindsay Jadow (H) d. Stephanie Keane 11-8, 11-7, 11-2.
8. Maddie Sakheim (H) d. D'Arcy Carlson 11-5, 11-4, 11-6.
9. Jean Beecher (H) d. Kathleen He 10-12, 11-6, 11-9, 6-11, 12-10.
Ex. Eleonor Wolf (H) d. Sabrina Rabins 9-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-6, 11-5.