Women's squash edged by Wesleyan at NESCAC Championship

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

The Hamilton College Continentals dropped a 5-4 decision against Wesleyan University in the seventh place match of the 2019 NESCAC Women's Squash Championship at Trinity College's Kellner Squash Center on Sunday morning.

Hamilton (9-7 overall) was the seventh seed for the championship and No. 21 in the Dunlop College Squash Rankings. Wesleyan was the eighth seed and ranked 24th. The teams were scheduled to play back on Jan. 20 at Amherst College but the match was cancelled due to a winter storm.

Caitlin Stern '21 picked up a team point for the Continentals with a victory in four games at the third position. Stern clinched the match by an exciting 13-11 decision in the fourth game and evened her record this season at 8-8.

Lindsay Jadow '19 was edged in the opening game at the sixth position, but surrendered just 12 points in the next three games and won in four. Jadow is second on the team with 11 wins and has 23 for her Hamilton career.

Eleanor Struthers '22 was triumphant at the seventh position in three close games, and Maddie Sakheim '22 survived a challenge and posted a win in five games at the eighth position. Sakheim leads the team with a 12-4 record and Struthers has 10 victories.

The Continentals travel to William Smith College for one more regular season match on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m.