Cornell Triumphs Over Diplomats

Cornell Triumphs Over Diplomats

LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's No. 14 women's squash team concluded its regular season on Saturday in Lancaster, falling to No. 8 Cornell by a 9-0 score.

The loss brought the Diplomats' record to 5-8 on the year while the Big Red improved to 9-6. 

By the Numbers 

Five of the matches on the afternoon were extended past three games, including a hard-fought effort by Fiona Murphy at No. 2, who tied her match with an 11-6 win in the fourth but fell in the final frame for the 3-2 defeat. 

Lauren Johnston pushed her opponent to 19 points in the fourth but came up short by a 19-17 score in her 3-1 loss. Cornell continues to narrowly lead the all-time series at 12-10, with the Diplomats last win coming in 1997. 

The Results 

1. Michele Garceau (CORN) def. Sherilyn Yang (F&MW) 10-12, 11-8, 11-8, 11-9

2. Rachel Scherman (CORN) def. Fiona Murphy (F&MW) 11-9, 5-11, 7-11, 11-6, 11-7

3. Margaux Losty (CORN) def. Emily Caldwell (F&MW) 11-9, 11-6, 11-7

4. Emma Uible (CORN) def. Dulakshi Elikewela (F&MW) 11-9, 11-2, 11-6

5. Charlotte Knaggs (CORN) def. Lauren Johnston (F&MW) 11-8, 10-12, 11-3, 19-17

6. Reut Odinak (CORN) def. Andreina Benedith (F&MW) 4-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-7

7. Nghi Nguyen (CORN) def. Ellen Verry (F&MW) 11-4, 13-11, 11-8

8. Lauren Leizman (CORN) def. Kate O'Brien (F&MW) 11-7, 11-4, 11-8

9. Sydney Francis (CORN) def. Jazmin Matos (F&MW) 11-3, 11-4, 11-5 

Up Next 

F&M returns to action at the CSA Team Championships on Feb. 26-28, where the Diplomats will likely be competing in the Kurtz Cup for the second consecutive year.