No. 1 Women’s Squash Takes Two Against No. 12 Williams, No. 15 Middlebury

Harbour Woodward eyes down a shot
Harbour Woodward posted two wins on Saturday (Photo/Gil Talbot)
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass – Harvard women's squash (10-0, 4-0 Ivy) continued to roll on Saturday, picking up a pair of wins over No. 12 Williams and No. 15 Middlebury. The nation's top-ranked team earned a pair of 9-0 victories and improved its overall individual record to 82-8 on the season. Harvard won its 33rd and 10th consecutive match against Williams and Middlebury, respectively.

In the first match against Williams, Harvard jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead thanks to Annika Engstrom, Hannah Craig and Evie Coxon's wins. After Eleonore Evans defeated her Eph opponent at the second pairing, Maddie Chai clinched the win for the Crimson at the third pairing.

The largest victory of the day went to Craig, who outscored her opponent 33-10 at the fourth matchup. First-year Charlotte Orcutt was not far behind, as she tallied a 33-11 triumph.

In the second match, the same lineup led Harvard to a perfect 27-0 performance to earn its second win of the day. Amina Yousry led the charge at the top of the order, outscoring her opponent, 33-9, in her 3-0 win.

Harvard Highlights

  • The wins added to Harvard's CSA-record 76-match win streak.
  • First-year Charlotte Orcutt dominated the hardwood today, outscoring her two opponents 66-19 on the afternoon.
  • First-year Harbour Woodward picked up a pair of wins to improve her record to an undefeated 3-0.
  • Eleonore Evans and Hannah Craig improved their records to a perfect 10-0.

Next Up
The Crimson faces its toughest test to date, as it will battle No. 2 Trinity College on Wednesday night in Hartford, Conn. Match time is set for 5 p.m.  

RESULTS
Harvard – 9, Williams – 0

  1. Amina Yousry def. Julia Ward, 3-0 (11-1, 11-7, 11-7)
  2. Eleonore Evans def. Haley Jefferson, 3-0 (11-3, 11-5, 11-4)
  3. Maddie Chai def. Sarah Willwerth, 3-0 (11-5, 12-10, 11-5)
  4. Hannah Craig def. Melissa Swann, 3-0 (11-4, 11-2, 11-4)
  5. Evie Coxon def. Yu Quan Ng, 3-0 (11-6, 15-13, 11-5)
  6. Charlotte Orcutt def. Abigail LeBlanc, 3-0 (11-6, 11-4, 11-1)
  7. Brittany Sun def. Anna Nicholson, 3-0 (11-3, 11-4, 11-5)
  8. Annika Engstrom def. Mira Kamat, 3-1 (6-11, 11-5, 11-7, 11-7)
  9. Harbour Woodward def. Kathryn Wright, 3-2 (7-11, 11-9, 9-11, 11-9, 11-5)

RESULTS
Harvard – 9, Middlebury – 0

  1. Amina Yousry def. Ideal Dowling, 3-0 (11-2, 11-2, 11-5)
  2. Eleonore Evans def. Virginia Schaus, 3-0 (11-3, 11-3, 11-4)
  3. Maddie Chai def. Gwen Davis, 3-0 (11-9, 11-2, 11-1)
  4. Hannah Craig def. Natalie Madden, 3-0 (11-0, 11-5, 11-3)
  5. Evie Coxon def. Natasha Lowitt, 3-0 (11-3, 11-4, 11-7)
  6. Charlotte Orcutt def. Caroline Arena, 3-0 (11-2, 11-2, 11-4)
  7. Brittany Sun def. Anne Glassie, 3-0 (11-2, 11-8, 11-7)
  8. Annika Engstrom def. Mira Chugh, 3-0 (11-6, 12-10, 11-5)
  9. Harbour Woodward def. Hadley Barr (12-10, 11-9, 11-5)