Women's Squash Falls to Trinity Bantams

Hayley Parsons '18
Hayley Parsons '18


On Friday night, women's squash team faced one of the most formidable teams in college squash. Excited for the opportunity to play the Trinity Bantams, we had trained hard all week. Coming off of our relatively close match against Penn, we looked forward to another chance to play good squash. Starting off, Melissa Swann had a crisp win at number 9 against a relatively weak opponent. Julia Ward at 3 played an incredible 3 gamer and won due to her consistency and lack of mistakes. Truly a highlight of the weekend for all watching. Sarah Willwerth fought well but ultimately lost in 3 to a strong opponent who played a very good match. Anna Nicholson won quickly after Melissa against a relatively weaker opponent. Co-captain Ananya Mahalingam Dinghra played well but lost in 3 at position 5, as did Esther Baek at 4, due to their opponents well-honed offensive play and quick hands. Abby Leblanc, at position 7, lost in 3 as well to a strong opponent who managed to hit several nicks. Co-captain Hayley Parsons played well but also lost in 3, but had many long rallies and a close game. Co-captain Nicole Friedman fell in 3 to one of the top 5 players in college squash. Overall, an exciting result against a team that has swept us 9-0 in recent years.


Quote from Co-Captain Nicole Friedman: "Everyone stepped up to play one of the best teams in the country and fought hard. We came out with 3 impressive wins against extremely tough opponents which proved our strength to be able to compete against the top teams. This is great momentum going into the second half of our season."

Quote from Coach Blair Dils: "We seem to be stuck on the 6-3 scoreline lately. Even though we've been coming up short, winning three games a match means we're putting ourselves in position to win against the nation's top teams."

  Williams College Rating Trinity College Rating Winner's Score Winner Status
1WS Friedman, Nicole T. 4.62722 Sharaf, Raneem 5.23423 11-7,11-4,11-3 Trinity College C
2WS Parsons, Hayley L. 4.53817 Le Coq, Julia 5.02865 11-3,11-2,12-10 Trinity College C
3WS Ward, Julia H. 4.62186 Rarere, Lakeesha 4.94393 11-9,11-5,11-6 Williams College C
4WS Baek, Esther 4.33955 Alam Eldin, Salma T. 5.05066 11-4,11-4,11-3 Trinity College C
5WS Mahalingam-Dhingra, Ananya 4.16189 Teh, Min Jie Non-member 11-5,11-6,11-2 Trinity College C
6WS Willwerth, Sarah 4.25621 Holinkova, Karolina 4.74665 11-3,11-4,12-10 Trinity College C
7WS LeBlanc, Abigail 4.22518 El Defrawy, Salma 4.6874 11-4,11-8,11-2 Trinity College C
8WS Nicholson, Anna 4.13799 Brown, Campbell 3.52987 11-4,11-2,11-4 Williams College C
9WS Swann, Melissa 4.27984 Fitzgerald, Josette H. 2.98951 11-2,11-1,11-0 Williams College C
10WS Conza, Adrienne 4.2042 Peltier, Victoria 2.98032 11-0,11-2,11-4 Williams College C