Women's squash notches another win over St. Lawrence

Caitlin Stern '21 (Josh McKee photo)
Caitlin Stern '21 (Josh McKee photo)

The Hamilton College Continentals split a pair of matches, including a thrilling 5-4 victory against St. Lawrence University, at Amherst College on Saturday.

The Continentals (5-4 overall) defeated St. Lawrence for the second time this season -- Hamilton recorded a dominant 7-2 win back on Dec. 2. The Continentals fell to host Amherst 9-0 in Hamilton's second match of the day Saturday afternoon.

The Continentals are 22nd in the College Squash Team Rankings. The Saints are 27th while the Mammoths are 16th.

Hamilton's Caitlin Stern '21 was the deciding factor in the St. Lawrence match at the third position, playing the final match with the team score even at 4-4. Stern trailed two games-to-one when she learned that all the other matches had finished and a personal victory was necessary to pull out a team win. Stern played two exciting final games, winning by scores of 12-10 and 11-9.

After dropping their first games, Sydney Soloway '22 and Eleanor Struthers '22 won their matches in four at the fifth and sixth positions, respectively. Lindsay Jadow '19 displayed dominant skill against Elizabeth Lasusa at the seventh position and claimed the victory in three games. Maddie Sakheim '22 won her match at the eighth position in four games, recording her team-leading seventh victory of the season.

The Continentals celebrate seniors Jadow, Megan Grip '19, Jean Beecher '19 and Charlotte Zonis '19 in their final home match as they take on Colgate University at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26.

-- Recap by Julia Booth '19


RESULTS

No. 22 Hamilton 5, No. 27 St. Lawrence 4
January 19, 2019
Amherst College (Amherst, Mass.)

1. Sanna Koivumaki (SL) d. Charlotte Zonis 11-3, 11-8, 9-11, 11-8.
2. Makyla Kelley (SL) d. Megan Grip 11-4, 11-5, 11-7.
3. Caitlin Stern (H) d. Alexandra Infante 9-11, 11-8, 9-11, 12-10, 11-9.
4. Starnisha Ramsey (SL) d. Liesl Guenther 12-10, 4-11, 4-11, 11-8, 11-7.
5. Sydney Soloway (H) d. Gabrielle Ahrens 8-11, 11-4, 11-5, 11-7.
6. Eleanor Struthers (H) d. Katherine Leiva 10-12, 11-7, 11-5, 11-8.
7. Lindsay Jadow (H) d. Elizabeth Lasusa 12-10, 11-8, 11-6.
8. Maddie Sakheim (H) d. Abigail Smith 11-9, 11-7, 5-11, 11-7.
9. Katie Walsh (SL) d. Jean Beecher 11-5, 11-7, 11-4.
Ex. Georgina Green (SL) d. Eleonor Wolf 11-5, 11-6, 11-6.

No. 16 Amherst 9, No. 22 Hamilton 0
January 19, 2019
Amherst, Mass.

1. Caroline Conway (A) d. Charlotte Zonis 11-8, 11-7, 11-7.
2. Rachael Ang (A) d. Megan Grip 11-8, 11-8, 11-4.
3. Lilly Soroko (A) d. Caitlin Stern 11-4, 11-3, 11-4.
4. Riddhi Sampat (A) d. Liesl Guenther 11-6, 11-6, 7-11, 11-6.
5. Keeley Osborn (A) d. Sydney Soloway 11-5, 11-3, 11-4.
6. Pierson Klein (A) d. Eleanor Struthers 11-6, 11-5, 11-1.
7. Margaret Werner (A) d. Lindsay Jadow 11-9, 11-8, 11-7.
8. Priya Sinha (A) d. Maddie Sakheim 11-1, 13-11, 11-7.
9. Ashira Mawji (A) d. Jean Beecher 11-2, 11-2, 11-3.
Ex. Katherine Correia (A) d. Eleonor Wolf 11-1, 11-1, 11-0.