Women's squash nearly wins all four matches at home over the weekend

Madison Sakheim '22 (Josh McKee photo)
Madison Sakheim '22 (Josh McKee photo)

The Hamilton College Continentals won three times and nearly came out on top in a fourth in matches played at Hamilton's Little Squash Center on Feb. 1 and 2.

The Continentals (7-8 overall) defeated Colby College 6-3 on Saturday afternoon before they were edged 5-4 by William Smith College later that day. Hamilton cruised to 9-0 victories against Vassar College and Colgate University on Sunday afternoon. The Continentals are 24th in the latest College Squash Association Team Rankings while Colby is 26th and William Smith is 23rd. Vassar is 31st in the rankings and Colgate is 37th.

Madison Sakheim '22 won all four of her matches at the fourth position and Sydney Soloway '22 made a clean sweep at the fifth position. Liesl Guenther '21 enjoyed a perfect weekend at the sixth position and Eleanor Struthers '22 did the same at the seventh position. Struthers, who didn't lose a game all weekend, leads Hamilton with 10 wins. Sakheim swept all of her opponents in three games as well. Guenther is 8-4 this season and evened her career record at 26-26.

Katie Hodulik '23 won three matches at the third position. Hope Worcester '23 (first position), Natalie Harrity '23 (second) and Ellie Arnold '22 (ninth) were triumphant in two matches each. Arnold has eight victories this season. Daisy Sulavik '22 dropped just seven points to her Vassar opponent at the eighth position. Eleonor Wolf '21 and Hannah Constable '23 were winners at the eighth and ninth positions, respectively, against Colgate. Wolf and Constable picked up the first victories of their collegiate careers.

The Continentals compete in the 2020 NESCAC Women's Squash Championship at Wesleyan University this weekend. The three-day event gets underway on Friday, Feb. 7 against an opponent to be determined.


RESULTS

No. 24 Hamilton 6, No. 26 Colby 3
Little Squash Center (Clinton, N.Y.)
Feb. 1, 2020

1. Mariam Mansoor (C) d. Hope Worcester 3-0 (11-5, 11-7, 11-3).
2. Sydney Ku (C) d. Natalie Harrity 3-1 (7-11, 11-3, 11-7, 11-5).
3. Katie Hodulik (H) d. Sabrina Teope 3-2 (11-9, 6-11, 11-6, 9-11, 11-4).
4. Madison Sakheim (H) d. Stephanie Keane 3-0 (11-5, 11-9, 11-9).
5. Sydney Soloway (H) d. Madeline Latimore 3-0 (11-9, 11-6, 11-4).
6. Liesl Guenther (H) d. D'Arcy Carlson 3-0 (11-6, 11-8, 11-5).
7. Eleanor Struthers (H) d. Tiana Issa 3-0 (11-7, 11-2, 11-3).
8. Greta Drefke (C) d. Daisy Sulavik 3-1 (11-9, 6-11, 13-11, 11-4).
9. Ellie Arnold (H) d. Sabrina Rabins 3-0 (12-10, 11-7, 11-6).
Ex. Frances Treadwell (C) d. Eleonor Wolf 3-0 (11-6, 11-9, 11-8).

Colby record: 2-10.

No. 23 William Smith 5, No. 24 Hamilton 4
Little Squash Center (Clinton, N.Y.)
Feb. 1, 2020

1. Marcela Marquez (WS) d. Hope Worcester 3-0 (11-3, 11-8, 11-9).
2. Gabrielle Fraser (WS) d. Natalie Harrity 3-0 (11-4, 11-6, 11-6).
3. Joana Pacheco (WS) d. Katie Hodulik 3-2 (11-6, 9-11, 6-11, 11-3, 11-2).
4. Madison Sakheim (H) d. Molly Wachter 3-0 (11-5, 11-6, 12-10).
5. Sydney Soloway (H) d. Natalia Welker 3-1 (4-11, 11-5, 11-6, 11-6).
6. Liesl Guenther (H) d. Djeneba Ballo 3-2 (11-3, 4-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-9).
7. Eleanor Struthers (H) d. Erin Griffis 3-0 (11-3, 11-7, 15-13).
8. Maia Dreishpoon (WS) d. Daisy Sulavik 3-0 (14-12, 11-7, 11-7).
9. Karina Lazaro (WS) d. Ellie Arnold 3-0 (14-12, 11-6, 11-5).
Ex. Gretchen Vietor (WS) d. Eleonor Wolf 3-1 (10-12, 11-7, 11-8, 11-7).

William Smith record: 12-3.


No. 24 Hamilton 9, No. 31 Vassar 0
Little Squash Center (Clinton, N.Y.)
Feb. 2, 2020

1. Hope Worcester (H) d. Claire Coss 3-0 (11-6, 11-8, 11-2).
2. Natalie Harrity (H) d. Nicole Pihlstrom 3-0 (11-3, 11-3, 11-4).
3. Katie Hodulik (H) d. Samantha Henderson 3-0 (11-4, 11-7, 11-6).
4. Madison Sakheim (H) d. Amanda Watson 3-0 (11-7, 11-4, 11-4).
5. Sydney Soloway (H) d. Isabel Bronson 3-0 (11-1, 11-2, 11-4).
6. Liesl Guenther (H) d. Alexa Elias 3-0 (11-2, 11-5, 11-1).
7. Eleanor Struthers (H) d. Odie Berkson 3-0 (11-4, 11-3, 11-4).
8. Daisy Sulavik (H) d. Caitlin Lewis 3-0 (11-1, 11-5, 11-1).
9. Ellie Arnold (H) d. Miralah Michels-Gualtieri 3-0 (11-5, 11-4, 11-3).
Ex. Eleonor Wolf (H) won by default.

Vassar record: 4-12.


No. 24 Hamilton 9, No. 37 Colgate 0
Little Squash Center (Clinton, N.Y.)
Feb. 2, 2020

1. Hope Worcester (H) d. Audrey Hong 3-0 (11-4, 11-6, 11-5).
2. Natalie Harrity (H) d. Cristina Johnson 3-0 (11-6, 11-3, 11-4).
3. Katie Hodulik (H) d. Jamie Hogan 3-0 (11-9, 11-6, 11-7).
4. Madison Sakheim (H) d. Miranda Hirsch 3-0 (11-5, 11-2, 11-1).
5. Sydney Soloway (H) d. Charlotte Carey 3-0 (11-4, 11-3, 11-2).
6. Liesl Guenther (H) d. Crinny Woloson 3-0 (11-3, 11-8, 11-3).
7. Eleanor Struthers (H) d. Samantha Gerstein 3-0 (11-2, 11-4, 11-4).
8. Eleonor Wolf (H) d. Gretchen Bowers 3-0 (11-2, 11-1, 11-3).
9. Hannah Constable (H) d. Colgate 3-0 (11-3, 11-3, 11-2).

Records: Colgate 3-3; Hamilton 7-8.