NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The No. 8 Dartmouth women’s squash team split a pair of matches on Saturday, topping Bates, 7-2, and falling to Stanford, 6-3, in non-conference action on Yale’s campus.

The Big Green move to 2-5 on the season after the victory versus the Bobcats in the nightcap.

In the opener against Stanford, Lydie McKenzie won a five-game thriller at the No. 7 spot. McKenzie won the first two games and rallied to take the fifth after dropping games three and four. The other Dartmouth players to earn points in the match were Helena Darling and Tori Dewey. Both Big Green student-athletes won in four.

Versus Bates, Dartmouth flexed its muscle, winning six matches in four games or fewer. Katherine Nimmo, Kensy Balch, McKenzie, and Dewey each won in four, while Darling and Sarah Caughey swept their matches, 3-0. The other point for the Green and White came from Melina Turk, who won in five.

The Big Green return to action next weekend, Feb. 1 and Feb. 2, traveling to the Empire State to square off with Columbia and Cornell in Ivy League action.

Stanford 6, Dartmouth 3
1. Maddy Gill vs. J. Barnes, 3-0: 11/4, 12/10, 11/6
2. CC. Ho vs. M. Turk, 3-2: 6/11, 6/11, 11/4, 11/9, 11/6          
3. Serena Fagan vs. Nina Scott, 3-2: 11/9, 3/11, 8/11, 11/5, 11/8
4. Bailey Bondy vs. Kate Nimmo, 3-1: 12/10, 8/11, 11/6, 12/10
5. Ally Huchro vs. K. Balch, 3-2: 6/11, 9/11, 14/12, 11/4, 11/4
6. Ariel Posner vs. Helena Darling, 1-3: 11/5, 5/11, 5/11, 5/11
7. Julia Olsen vs. Lydie Mckenzie, 2-3: 3/11, 6/11, 11/8, 12/10, 8/11
8. Sarah Haig vs. Tori Dewey, 1-3: 11/9, 8/11, 6/11, 9/11
9. Caroline Gillette vs. Sarah Caughey, 3-1:  11/9, 11/4, 8/11, 11/6

Dartmouth 7, Bates 2
1. J. Barnes vs. Nessrine Arrifin, 0-3: 7/11, 10/12, 5/11
2. M. Turk vs. Myriam Kelly, 3-2: 8/11, 11/5, 11/5, 5/11, 11/5          
3. Nina Scott vs. Samantha Matos, 0-3: 8/11, 10/12, 7/11
4. Kate Nimmo vs. Lesea Bourke, 3-1: 14/12, 12/10, 4/11, 11/8
5. K. Balch vs. Chloe Mitchell, 3-1: 10/12, 11/4, 11/7, 12/10
6. Helena Darling vs. Rakey Drammeh, 3-0: 11/4, 11/4, 11/7
7. Lydie Mckenzie vs. Ashley Brooks, 3-1: 9/11, 11/6, 13/11, 11/4
8. Tori Dewey vs. Lauren Williams, 3-1: 9/11, 11/9, 11/8, 14/12
9. Sarah Caughey vs. Charlotte Cabot, 3-0: 11/6, 11/6, 11/7
Oona Morris vs. Emma Dunn, 3-0: 11/6, 11/4, 11/4