F&M Toppled by No. 14 Middlebury

F&M Toppled by No. 14 Middlebury

LANCASTER, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall's No. 20 women's squash team faced its third top-20 opponent in the last three days and was dealt a similar fate, falling short against No. 14 Middlebury by a 9-0 score on Sunday afternoon in the Mayser Center.

The Diplomats dropped to 5-7 on the year while the Panthers improved to 10-3.

By the Numbers 

Despite the lopsided team score, F&M battled throughout the ladder. Katherine Galambos took an early 1-0 lead with an 11-7 victory at No. 1 but came up short in the next three frames.

Grace Smith didn't go down easily at No. 6, coming up just short in the second game by a back-and-forth 19-17 tally.

The Results

1. Beatrijs Kuijpers (MIDDW) def. Ellen Verry (FMCW) 11-1, 11-3, 14-12
2. Ideal Dowling (MIDDW) def. Emily Knapp (FMCW) 11-5, 11-7, 11-3
3. Alexa Comai (MIDDW) def. Katherine Galambos (FMCW) 7-11, 11-4, 11-5, 11-3
4. Virginia Schaus (MIDDW) def. Emily Bartos (FMCW) 13-11, 11-3, 12-10
5. Anne Glassie (MIDDW) def. Melissa Epstein (FMCW) 2-11, 11-2, 11-7, 11-2
6. Natalie Madden (MIDDW) def. Grace Smith (FMCW) 11-6, 19-17, 11-9
7. Gwen Davis (MIDDW) def. Pratiksha Mishra (FMCW) 11-4, 11-2, 11-5
8. Natasha Lowitt (MIDDW) def. Liana Zranchev (FMCW) 11-4, 11-3, 11-5
9. Mira Chugh (MIDDW) def. Katie Anderson (FMCW) 11-6, 11-2, 11-4
Exh. Hadley Barr (MIDDW) def. Paisley Dianastasis (FMCW) 11-2, 11-2, 11-3 

Up Next

Action picks back up on Saturday when the Diplomats travel to Charlottesville, Va. for the Mid-Atlantic Championships. Competition begins against Virginia at 12:00 p.m.