Harvard Women’s Squash Downs Dartmouth, 8-1

Annika Engstrom Swings
Annika Engstrom improves to 2-0 on the season with her win at Dartmouth. (Photo Courtesy/Gil Talbot)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass –  In its first Ivy League action of the season, Harvard women's squash (2-0, 1-0 Ivy) impressed in an 8-1 victory over the 11th-ranked Dartmouth Big Green (0-1, 0-1 Ivy). In her first match of the season, senior captain Amelia Henley swept her way to victory in the first pairing, outscoring her opponent 33-10 along the way.

3-0 victories from Eleonore Evans, Hannah Craig, Charlotte Orcutt and Annika Engstrom powered the Crimson to the 8-1 win.

The action got started with three straight wins from Evans, Craig and Orcutt to give Harvard the 3-0 advantage. In the second wave, Hana Moataz and Brittany Sun were locked in battles at the second and eighth pairings. Moataz eventually bested her opponent 3-1, while Sun had to rally back from a 2-1 deficit to earn the 3-2 victory. Sun's victory clinched the match for Harvard.

Wins from Henley, Engstrom and Maddie Chai brought the Harvard total to eight.

Harvard Highlights

  • Senior captain, Amelia Henley started the season off with a victory at the first singles position.

Game Notes

  • The Crimson extended its win streak to 67 matches.
  • Harvard is now 79-3 all-time vs. Dartmouth, dating back to 1975.  
  • Henley is one win away from 40 career victories.

Next Up
With finals and winter break around the corner, Harvard will be off until the weekend of Jan. 11-12, when it welcomes Penn and Princeton to the Murr Center for back-to-back matches.

RESULTS

HARVARD 8 
DARTMOUTH 1 

1. Amelia Henley def. Anne Blasberg - 3-11, 5-11, 2-11
2. Hana Moataz def Emma Supattapone - 7-11, 13-11, 5-11, 6-11
3. Eleonore Evans def. Jesse Brownell - 3-11, 5-11, 7-11
4. Madeleine Chai def. Ellie Gozigian - 11-4, 2-11, 6-11, 2-11
5. Claire Aube def. Evie Coxon - 1-9, 4-11, 11-9 RE
6. Hannah Craig def. Emma Mactaggart - 1-11, 8-11, 3-11
7. Charlotte Orcutt def. Brynn Bank - 5-11, 4-11, 4-11
8. Brittany Sun def. Sandra Reiss - 6-11, 11-3, 11-3, 8-11, 6-11
9. Annika Engstrom def.Darden Gildea - 4-11, 5-11, 6-11