Panther Women Fall to Drexel in Season Opener

Caroline Jahrling recorded a pair of victories in the #7 spot on Saturday, including the decisive fifth team point against Bates.
Caroline Jahrling recorded a pair of victories in the #7 spot on Saturday, including the decisive fifth team point against Bates.

The 15th-ranked Middlebury women's squash team began its season with a 6-3 setback on Friday evening to #14 Drexel. The Panthers return to the court on Sunday when they take on #4 Princeton at 2:00 p.m. in a match to be contested at Williams.

Middlebury's three victories came at the bottom of the ladder. Audrey Ellen fought all the way back from a two-game deficit to edge Drexel's Kathryn Bottger by scores of 8-11, 9-11, 11-4, 11-4 and 11-9 in the #6 spot.

The Panthers' remaining two points were recorded via three-game victories by Caroline Jahrling (11-5, 13-11, 11-9) over Kaitlyn Money in the #8 position, while Lily Bogle (11-6, 11-8, 11-9) eased past Kristine Gilvedt at #9.

Beatrijs Kuijpers, Mira Chugh and Liddy Renner each won a game in their matches before falling in four games.