Women's squash wins national team championship finale

Sydney Soloway '22 (Josh McKee photo)
Sydney Soloway '22 (Josh McKee photo)

The Hamilton College Continentals posted a 6-3 win against St. Lawrence University in a Walker Cup consolation bracket match at the 2019 College Squash Association National Team Championships played at Wesleyan University's Rosenbaum Squash Center on Sunday.

Hamilton (11-9 overall) entered the weekend at No. 22 in the Dunlop College Squash Rankings and the Continentals will finish the season 23rd. Hamilton edged St. Lawrence 5-4 at Amherst College back on Jan. 19. The Saints started and ended the weekend ranked 24th.

Three matches were decided in five games and the Continentals won two of those three. Three other Hamilton players swept their opponents in three games.

Caitlin Stern '21 finished her season with a 10-10 record as she triumphed at the third position. Sydney Soloway '22 also won her 10th match after she outlasted her opponent 15-13 in the fourth game. Liesl Guenther '21 was a winner at the fifth position and Lindsay Jadow '19 closed out her match with an emphatic 11-1 decision in the third game at the sixth position. Jadow ended up second on the team with 14 victories and wrapped up her collegiate career with 26.

Eleanor Struthers '22 dropped the second and third games of her match at the seventh position, but rallied for her 11th win this season. Struthers prevailed in a thrilling fifth game by a 15-13 decision. Maddie Sakheim '22 also fell behind two games-to-one at the eighth position. Sakheim kept the match alive with a 14-12 victory in the fourth game and closed out the match with a convincing 11-5 decision. Sakheim topped the Continentals with 15 wins this season.


RESULTS

No. 22 Hamilton 6, No. 24 St. Lawrence 3
February 24, 2019
Wesleyan's Rosenbaum Squash Center (Middletown, Conn.)

1. Sanna Koivumaki (SL) d. Charlotte Zonis 11-5, 11-7, 11-9.
2. Makyla Kelley (SL) d. Megan Grip 8-11, 12-10, 12-10, 11-9.
3. Caitlin Stern (H) d. Alexandra Infante 11-3, 11-8, 11-7.
4. Sydney Soloway (H) d. Starnisha Ramsey 11-6, 6-11, 11-7, 15-13.
5. Liesl Guenther (H) d. Gabrielle Ahrens 11-6, 11-8, 11-3.
6. Lindsay Jadow (H) d. Elizabeth Lasusa 11-3, 12-10, 11-1.
7. Eleanor Struthers (H) d. Katherine Leiva 11-6, 3-11, 8-11, 11-7, 15-13.
8. Maddie Sakheim (H) d. Abigail Smith 15-13, 9-11, 9-11, 14-12, 11-5.
9. Katie Walsh (SL) d. Jean Beecher 11-7, 8-11, 7-11, 11-5, 11-3.
Exh. Lindsay Whipple (SL) d. Eleonor Wolf 11-8, 11-5, 11-5.