F&M Defeats Middlebury at CSA Team Championships

F&M Defeats Middlebury at CSA Team Championships

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Franklin & Marshall's No. 14 women's squash team took down No. 15 Middlebury by a 6-3 margin on Saturday evening in the Kurtz Cup (B Division) at the CSA Team Championships, hosted the Yale. 

The victory propelled the Diplomats (6-9) into tomorrow's consolation final where F&M will face off against No. 13 George Washington at 11:30 a.m. 

By the Numbers

The Diplomats earned wins in each of the top three positions, including a 3-2 marathon victory at the No. 3 spot by Emily Caldwell. Andreina Benedith was involved in an epic match at No. 6, falling by a tightly-contested 3-2 score that featured a 20-18 loss in the second. 

Six of the nine contests went past three games with three reaching five. 

The Results 

1. Sherilyn Yang (F&MW) def. Saskia Pownall-Gray (MIDD) 11-9, 11-4, 11-9

2. Fiona Murphy (F&MW) def. Tiffany Hau (MIDD) 11-6, 11-5, 9-11, 11-3

3. Emily Caldwell (F&MW) def. Beatrijs Kuijpers (MIDD) 11-13, 6-11, 11-5, 11-7, 11-5

4. Zoe Carey (MIDD) def. Lauren Johnston (F&MW) 11-6, 11-1, 11-7, 4-11, 11-5

5. Alexa Comai (MIDD) def. Dulakshi Elikewela (F&MW) 11-8, 7-11, 3-11, 11-8, 12-10

6. Lucky Bostwick (MIDD) def. Andreina Benedith (F&MW) 13-11, 18-20, 7-11, 14-12, 12-10

7. Ellen Verry (F&MW) def. Caroline Jahrling (MIDD) 11-6, 11-9, 11-4

8. Kate O'Brien (F&MW) def. Audrey Ellen (MIDD) 11-5, 11-7, 11-7

9. Cris Margaret Frias (F&MW) def. Hope Matthews (MIDD) 8-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-6

A Look at George Washington 

Sunday's consolation final marks the second time this season these two teams will square off. George Washington captured a 6-3 win in Lancaster back on Feb. 12, but the Diplomats lead the all-time series at 12-6.