Panthers Head to CSA Team Championships This Weekend

Women's squash heads to CSA Team Championships.
Women's squash heads to CSA Team Championships.

The Middlebury women's squash team has earned the No. 7 seed in the Kurtz Cup (B Division) for the upcoming CSA Team Championships to be played at Yale University. The 15th-ranked Panthers take on 10th-ranked/No. 2 seeded-Virginia in a quarterfinal match on Friday, February 21 at 2:30 p.m. This is the second-straight year that the two teams will meet in the quarterfinals and third time overall in the CSA Team Championships. The Cavaliers hold a 6-2 record in the series and have won the last six meetings.

Middlebury enters the weekend with an 8-7 record and finished third at the NESCAC Championship earlier this month. First-year #7 Caroline Arena and senior #8 Anne Glassie have led the Panthers this year, recording 11 and 10 victories, respectively. Junior Virginia Schaus recently eclipsed the 30-win mark and has played in the second spot in all 15 matches. Junior Emily Beinkampen posted her 25th career-victory last weekend and has played all of her matches at #5. Rounding out the lineup is #1 Ideal Dowling, #3 Gwen Davis, #4 Natalie Madden, #6 Natasha Lowitt and #9 Mira Chugh.