CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Dartmouth men's and women's squash teams competed in their first event of the season over the weekend, playing in the Ivy Scrimmages at Harvard.
The Big Green women went 1-2 against a trio of Ancient Eight teams. They opened with a 9-0 loss to Penn before rallying to top Brown, 5-4. In the weekend finale, the team fell, 6-3, to Cornell.
Versus Penn, Oona Morris played well, building a 2-0 lead before losing the next three games and her match 2-3.
Against the Bears, the two teams battled hard, splitting the first eight matches.
Freshmen Jacqueline Barnes, playing at the No. 1 position, dropped the first two games before rallying to take the next three. The come-from-behind triumph helped the Big Green clinch the match.
Versus the Big Red, Dartmouth produced a strong performance against the higher ranked Cornell. The women had an inspired performance as Katherine Nimmo, Sarah Caughey and Morris each earned points with wins. Lydie McKenzie and Tori Dewey battled, but each ultimately fell in five games.
The Big Green men went 2-1 over the weekend, after opening with a less than stellar performance against Cornell, Dartmouth won its final two matches against Brown and Columbia.
In their second match, Dartmouth bounced back with a resounding 7-2 triumph against Brown. Freshman Nicholas Harrington had an impressive 3-0 victory at the No. 1 position to highlight the win for the Big Green.
In the finale, Dartmouth won a tightly contested match as the No. 4-9 players all won for the Big Green.
“Overall the weekend was a success and shows further hard work is needed to make an impact on higher ranked opposition. We are looking forward to the challenges ahead this season,” second-year assistant coach Theo Woodward said.
Both Big Green squash teams look forward to a promising season and their first official match against Ivy League rival Harvard Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m.