Panther Women’s Squash Records Perfect 3-0 Weekend in Maine

Zoe Carey went 3-0 for the weekend during her matches.
Zoe Carey went 3-0 for the weekend during her matches.

The Middlebury women's squash team recorded three victories on the road in matches last weekend during a trip to Maine. The 14th-ranked Panthers started things with a 6-3 victory over #18 Bates. Middlebury continued their winning ways Saturday with a pair of 8-1 wins over #23 Colby and #17 Bowdoin, respectively. The Panthers (4-1) have won four-consecutive matches and return to the court on Tuesday when they play a home match against #16 Amherst at 5:00 p.m.

In the victory over Bates, Isabel van der Linden grabbed the first match with a four-game victory for the Panthers at #9. The Bobcats evened the match at 1-1 with a victory at #6. The Panthers responded when Beatrijs Kuijpers posted a three-game win in the third slot and Alexa Comai at #5 in four games gave the visitors a lead for good. Other victories came from Hope Matthews in four games at #8, while Zoe Carey clinched the fifth team point via a three-game win at #4. Lucy Bostwick rounded out the Middlebury winners with a sweep at #7.

Against Colby, three-game victories were posted by Saskia Pownall-Gray at #1, Carey at #4, Caroline Jahrling in the sixth spot, Bostwick at #7 and Matthews at #8. The other two wins came in four games from Tiffany Hau in the #2 slot and Kuijpers a spot below.

The Panthers completed the weekend with the 8-1 victory over the Polar Bears. Kuijpers picked up her third victory in as many matches with a three-game decision #3, while Carey also went 3-0 with a five-game win at #4. Comai needed four games to earn her point at #5, while all other matches were secured by the Panthers in three games.

Middlebury 6, Bates 3
Jan. 8, 2015 at Lewiston, Maine
1. Kristyne Alexova (Bates) def. Saskia Pownall-Gray (Midd) 11-3, 11-4, 11-0
2. Victoria Arjoon (Bates) def. Tiffany Hau (Midd) 11-8, 11-4, 4-11, 11-6
3. Bea Kuijpers (Midd) def. Katie Bull (Bates) 11-4, 11-8, 11-4
4. Zoe Carey (Midd) def. Molly Brooks (Bates) 11-2, 11-5, 11-4
5. Alexa Comai (Midd) def. Emma Dunn (Bates) 11-9, 5-11, 11-7, 11-9
6. Lauren Williams (Bates) def. Caroline Jahrling (Midd) 11-0, 11-13, 11-5, 11-5
7. Lucy Bostwick (Midd) def. Charlotte Cabot (Bates) 11-9, 11-6, 12-10
8. Hope Matthews (Midd) def. Blair Weintraub (Bates) 6-11, 11-5, 11-8, 11-4
9. Isabel van der Linden def. Hannah Conner Burt (Bates) 8-11, 11-3, 11-7, 11-8

Middlebury 8, Colby 1
Jan. 9, 2016 at Waterville, Maine
1. Saskia Pownall-Gray (Midd) def.Devin Mullaney (Colby) 11-5, 11-8, 11-8
2. Tiffany Hau (Midd) def. Julie Wolpow (Colby) 8-11, 11-3, 11-6, 11-7
3. Beatrijs Kuijpers (Midd) def. Helen Bernhard (Colby) 11-7, 11-3, 3-11, 11-7
4. Zoe Carey (Midd) def. Mikaela Johnson (Colby) 11-7, 11-1, 11-4
5. Alexa Comai (Midd) def. Cricket di Galoma (Colby) 8-11, 11-1, 11-5, 11-4
6. Caroline Jahrling (Midd) def.  Elise O'Brien (Colby) 11-7, 11-3, 11-4
7. Lucy Bostwick (Midd) def. Caroline Pelham (Colby) 11-5, 11-4, 11-3
8. Hope Matthews (Midd) def. Ren Robinson (Colby) 11-7, 11-7, 11-5
9. Lily Wain (Colby) def. Isabel dan der Linden (Midd) 11-8, 11-4, 11-4

Middlebury 8, Bowdoin 1
Jan. 9, 2016 at Brunswick, Maine

1. Saskia Pownall-Gray (Midd) def. Sarah Nelson (Bowdoin) 11-8, 11-8, 12-10
2. Torey Lee (Bowdoin) def. Tiffany Hau (Midd) 8-11, 11-7, 3-11, 11-8, 11-4
3. Beatrijs Kuijpers (Midd) def. Alexa Horwitz (Bowdoin) 11-8, 11-4, 11-1
4. Zoe Carey (Midd) def. Tully Ross (Bowdoin) 5-11, 11-7, 11-7, 7-11, 11-8
5. Alexa Comai (Midd) def. Chloe Polikoff (Bowdoin) 5-11, 11-8, 13-11, 11-9
6. Caroline Jahrling (Midd) def.  Mariella Mendez (Bowdoin) 11-3, 11-3, 11-3
7. Lucy Bostwick (Midd) def. Zoe Wood (Bowdoin) 11-2, 11-3, 11-3
8. Hope Matthews (Midd) def. Natalie Laplant (Bowdoin) 11-2, 11-5, 11-7
9. Isabel van der Linden (Midd) def. Lily Wain (Bowdoin) 11-6, 12-10, 11-7