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Women's Squash Preps for Season at Ivy Scrimmages

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Class of 2015     By Mark Washburn
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NEW HAVEN, CONN. —The Dartmouth women's squash team had its final tune up for the regular season at the Ivy Scrimmages this past weekend. The Big Green used the scrimmages to introduce four freshmen to competitive college squash. Starting for the women's team for the first time were Sarah Caughey (Kettering, Ohio), Marian Lurio (Merion, Pa), Oona Morris (New York, N.Y.), and Helena Darling (New York, N.Y).

The team began the weekend seeded sixth with their first match against the former national champions, Princeton, who were seeded third. As opposed to last year's encounter, this time Dartmouth gave Princeton a hard fight by playing several close matches. Even though Princeton clinched the match, winning 9-0, there were strong performances by sophomore Kensy Balch (Edmonton, Alberta) and senior Julia Watson (Rocky Mount, N.C) who each won a game against tough opponents.

In their second match, the team took on its long time rivals Brown. It was a clean 9-0 sweep for the Big Green. The weekend ended with a match against Cornell, a team that showed its depth and pulled away, winning 8-1. Two matches were very close and were decided in tiebreakers going against Dartmouth. Junior Corey Schafer (Natick, Mass.) was the star of the team who out played her opponent and clinched the only victory for the Dartmouth team.