NEW YORK – The No. 8 Dartmouth women’s squash team scored a 5-4 victory over No. 9 Columbia on Saturday afternoon at the SL Green StreetSquash.

The Big Green (3-5, 1-3 Ivy League) won their second straight match away from the Upper Valley, while the Lions (6-3, 1-3 Ivy) lost at home for the first time this season.

The triumph was an important one for Dartmouth to keep them in contention for a place in the A draw at the women's team nationals in three weeks time.

With the match tied at three, the Green and White’s Lydie McKenzie came through with a 3-1 win at the No. 7 position. Katherine Nimmo clinched the victory for Dartmouth with a thrilling five-game win. The Wellesley, Mass., native was trailing 7-5 in the fifth game before rallying for an 11-9 win.

The other members of the Big Green to pick up wins were Nina Scott, Tori Dewey and Oona Morris. The three all shutout their opponents, earning 3-0 victories.

Dartmouth returns to action tomorrow, Feb. 2, traveling to Ithaca to square off with Cornell in Ancient Eight action.

DARTMOUTH 5, COLUMBIA 4
Jacqueline Barnes lost to Colette Sultana,1-3: 8-11, 11-5, 9-11, 8-11
Melina Turk lost to Grace van Arkel, 2-3: 11-7, 11-8, 5-11, 9-11, 8-11
Nina Scott beat Reyno Pacheo, 3-0: 11-9, 11-8, 11-5
Kate Nimmo beat Maya Patel, 3-2: 6-11, 11-5, 11-5, 7-11, 11-9
Kensy Balch lost to Catherine Jenkins, 0-3: 8-11, 10-12, 5-11
Helena Darling lost to Barnet Leah, 1-3: 8-11, 4-11, 11-8, 10-12
Lydie McKenzie lost to Maity Aisha, 3-1: 10-12, 11-6, 12-10, 11-6
Tori Dewey beat Kate Calitan, 3-0: 11-7, 11-5, 11-5
Oona Morris beat Monica Stone, 3-0: 11-5, 11-1, 11-2
Sarah Caughey beat Jamie Pawlik, 3-0: 11-3, 11-7, 11-6