Women's squash splits four matches at NESCAC championship

Hilary Gray '15
Hilary Gray '15

Hamilton College placed seventh at the 2013 NESCAC Championship, which was held at Trinity College’s George A. Kellner Squash Center from Feb. 1 to Feb. 3.

Hamilton (9-9 overall) was the eighth seed in the 11-team event. The Continentals topped ninth-seeded Colby College 7-2 in the first round on Friday night. Hamilton moved on to the quarterfinals against top-seeded Trinity and lost 9-0 on Saturday morning.

In the consolation bracket, the Continentals suffered a 7-2 setback against fifth-seeded Amherst College on Saturday afternoon. Hamilton bounced back with a 6-3 victory over sixth-seeded Bowdoin College in the seventh place match on Sunday morning.

Hilary Gray '15 led the Continentals with three wins -- all at the second position -- during the weekend. Claire Corroon '13, Hannah Coffin '15, Kelsey Bogle '15 and Alexis Lee '13 all posted two victories. Corroon has won 43 career matches, which is tied for third place on the program's all-time list. Amanda Thorman '13, Elizabeth Morris '15, Isabelle Weisman '15 and Hillary Kolodner '15 picked up one win each.

Morris (fourth position), Weisman (fifth), Bogle (eighth) and Lee (ninth) defeated their Colby opponents in three straight games. Gray and Coffin (sixth) tallied victories in four games, and Corroon needed to rally from an 0-2 deficit to get her win against the Mules.

Coffin earned another four-game victory against Amherst, while Gray needed all five games to notch a win against the Jeffs. Gray fell behind after the first two games, but won the last three by scores of 11-7, 11-8 and 11-8.

Against Bowdoin, Hamilton claimed wins at the top three and bottom three positions. Thorman polished off her opponent in three straight games at the first position. Gray and Corroon won in four games at the second and third positions, respectively. Kolodner (seventh), Bogle (eighth) and Lee (ninth) triumphed in three games.

Hamilton stays on the road for a trip to William Smith College on Wednesday, Feb. 6.

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