Official Website of Dartmouth College Varsity Athletics

No. 8 Women's Squash Wins Opener with Ease, 9-0

Article Image
At No. 1 singles, junior Corey Schafer won in four games.     By Tom McNeill (

LANCASTER, PA. —  The eighth-ranked Dartmouth women's squash team opened the season on Sunday at 17th-ranked Franklin & Marshall and left with a 9-0 victory. The Diplomats fell to 0-2 on the year.

The Big Green looked dominant in the season-opening win with only one match needing more than three games. At No. 1 singles, junior Corey Schafer (Natick, Mass.) took four games to defeat Roxana Mead, 11-5, 10-12, 11-8, 11-6.

Freshman Helena Darling (New York, N.Y.) and sophomore Katherine Nimmo (Wellesley, Mass.) had the most dominate wins. Darling, competing at No. 7 singles, and Nimmo, competing at No. 8 singles, each won, 11-3, 11-4, 11-2.

At No. 2, junior Becky Lau (Toronto, Ontario) had a close first game, 14-12, but won the next two, 11-6, 11-5. In the third spot, junior Sarah Loucks (Boston, Mass.) won with identical game scores, 11-4, 11-4, 11-4.

In the No. 4 spot, freshman Oona Morris (New York, N.Y.) defeated Katherine Perry, 11-2, 11-5, 11-6, in the No. 5 spot, sophomore Melina Turk (Winnipeg, Manatoba) earned a 11-5, 11-1, 11-4 victory, freshman Marian Lurio (Merion, Pa.) won 11-3, 11-5, 11-4 at No. 6 and freshman Sarah Caughey won at ninth singles, 11-5, 11-0, 11-4.

Dartmouth opens its home season and its Ivy opener on Wednesday against Harvard at 5 p.m.

Dartmouth 9, Franklin and Marshall 0
No. 1 Corey Schafer (D) def. Roxana Mead (FM): 11-5,10-12,11-8,11-6
No. 2 Becky Lau (D) def. Halley Cruice (FM): 14-12,11-6,11-5
No. 3 Sarah Loucks (D) def. Erin Golueke (FM): 11-4,11-4,11-4
No. 4 Oona Morris (D) def. Katherine Perry (FM): 11-2,11-5,11-6   
No. 5 Melina Turk (D) def. Elizabeth Gatling (FM): 11-5,11-1,11-4   
No. 6 Marian Lurio (D) def. Krista Lancione (FM): 11-3,11-5,11-4   
No. 7 Helena Darling (D) def. Gabrielle Robinson-Harris (FM): 11-3,11-4,11-2   
No. 8 Katherine Nimmo (D) def. Tanya Arora (FM): 11-3,11-4,11-2   
No. 9 Sarah Caughey (D) def. Stephanie Tzarnas (FM): 11-5,11-0,11-4   
Exh. - No. 10 Julia Watson (D) def. Henrietta Goelet (FM): 11-3,11-6,11-1