Panther Women Tally Road Win at No. 16 Amherst

Alexa Comai tallied the team's fifth point in Friday's win.
Alexa Comai tallied the team's fifth point in Friday's win.

The Middlebury women's squash team posted a 7-2 road victory on Friday afternoon over No. 16 Amherst. The 15th-ranked Panthers return to the court Saturday when they entertain 25th-ranked Bowdoin at 12:30 p.m., followed by a 6:00 p.m. contest against No. 23 Colby.

In the win over the Mammoths, the Panthers (4-1) were victorious in the first six matches to finish. Virginia Schaus got Middlebury on the board with a three-game triumph against Riddhi Sampat at No. 4 (11-4, 11-4, 11-7), while Ideal Dowling made it 2-0 via a three-game victory against Rachael Ang (11-5, 11-8, 11-8) in the second spot.

Gwen Davis extended the Panther lead to 3-0 with a five-game win at No. 8 over Ashira Mawji (11-7, 11-7, 10-12, 5-11, 11-3), while Natalie Madden battled back from a two-game deficit for a victory over Margaret Werner in the sixth slot (7-11, 11-13, 11-5, 11-8, 11-7). Alexa Comai clinched the team's fifth point, defeating Lilly Soroko at No. 3 in three games (11-5, 11-3, 14-12).

Beatrijs Kuijpers tallied the sixth point for the Panthers, easing past Caroline Conway atop the ladder (11-6, 11-7, 11-4).

The Mammoths (2-3) recorded their points at No. 9 and No. 7. Anne Glassie concluded the scoring for Middlebury, earning a four-game win (11-7, 10-12, 11-6, 11-6) against Keeley Osborn in the fifth position for the final 7-2 score.