The Middlebury women's squash team had an impressive showing at the Walker Cup hosted by Princeton over the weekend. The Panthers swept St. Lawrence 9-0 in a quarterfinal match, before defeating William Smith 7-2 in the semifinals. Middlebury fell 7-2 to Vassar in the title match, despite a great effort. Caroline Woodworth led the Panthers with a 3-0 record over the weekend.
The Middlebury College women's squash team competed in the NESCAC Championship hosted by Trinity over the weekend. The Panthers fell to Amherst 5-4 in the first round before heading to the consolation bracket. Middlebury then bounced back with a 7-2 wins over Wesleyan and Connecticut College.
Trinity College, the defending NESCAC Women's Squash Champions, will look to capture its second-straight title this weekend during the 2008 NESCAC Women's Squash Championship. The three-day event begins Friday afternoon with first round action at Trinity's George A. Kellner Squash Center in Hartford, Conn. The tournament continues throughout the weekend with championship bracket matches taking place at Trinity and consolation matches at Wesleyan's Rosenbaum Squash Center. The 2008 NESCAC Women's Squash Championship concludes with the final match on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 2:00 p.m.
The Panther women's squash team played five matches last week, including an 8-1 win over St. Lawrence to start the week. Middlebury spent its second straight weekend at Yale, going 2-2. Middlebury lost to Bates 9-0 and Bowdoin 8-1, before bouncing back with a 9-0 win over Franklin & Marshall and a 6-3 victory over Connecticut College.
The Middlebury College women's squash returned to action this weekend with three matches at Yale. The Panthers cruised past Wesleyan 9-0, before falling 6-3 to Amherst. Middlebury ended the weekend the next day with a 9-0 loss to fourth-ranked Yale. Junior Caroline Woodworth (Princeton, N.J.), along with sophomores Brooke Beatt (W. Hartford, Conn.) and Lee McKenna (Weybridge, Vt.) ended the weekend with 2-1 marks.
The Panthers women's squash team opened up its season by splitting a pair of matches in the Boston area over the weekend. Middlebury opened the season with a 6-3 win over Northeastern, before falling to Tufts, 8-1. Junior Sarah Hatfield (Barrington, R.I.) went 2-0 on the weekend to lead the team.
Director of Athletics Erin Quinn announced today the hiring of John Illig as the head coach of the men's and women's squash programs at Middlebury. Illig comes to Middlebury from Bates College, where he has served as the head coach of both programs for the last 11 years.