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.