Women's Squash Dominates Northeastern, 9-0
Issue   |   Tue, 11/19/2013 - 23:07

The Amherst Women’s Squash Team swept Northeastern in its season opener this past Saturday. The Jeffs had an impressive start to the 2013-2014 season, only dropping one of twenty-eight games. Sophomore Ericka Robertson defeated Jenny Janeck of the Huskies in the number one spot with a 3-1 finish. The other members of the sophomore class had an impressive day as well. Meyha Sud ’16, Taryn Clary ’16, Khushy Aggarwal ’16, and Corri Johnson ’16 handily defeated their Husky opponents by a combined 110 points.

Senior Captains Evelyn Kramer and Lena Rice, playing in the number three spot and number eight spot respectively, each swept their opponents 3-0.

“It was great to start off our season with such a convincing win,” Kramer said. “It got our team really excited about our upcoming matches. I’m also really happy that our new players had a very strong start to their Amherst squash careers.”

First Year Tiana Palmer-Poroner had a great first match playing for the Jeffs. Poroner, playing in the number four spot, defeated Hailie Joo of Northeastern easily, with a total of 33 points over the three games. Rounding out the ninth spot was Izzy Derber ’17, who swept her opponent, giving up only one point in the match.

The Jeffs will face a variety of schools in the next few months, ranging from teams in the NESCAC to the Ivy League to the Atlantic 10. This season, the Jeffs will get to host the Pioneer Valley Invitational and the Little III championship on back-to-back weekends in January and hope to make it to the NESCAC championship at Hamilton later that month.

“I’m looking forward to beating Williams and hopefully moving up in both the NESCAC and national rankings,” Clary said.

“We have a lot of new talent on the team so I am excited to see what we can do this year!”

The women will host the Bulldogs of Yale next Friday, Dec. 6.