Purple Cows Fall to Dartmouth Big Green 9-0

Caroline Hogan '18
Caroline Hogan '18

CAMBRIDGE, MA - Despite a valiant effort, the Ephs losy to the stronger team, the Dartmouth Big Green.

After an exciting (but exhausting) match the day before, the purple cows were incredibly energized to face Dartmouth. Williams had lost to this team 6-3 in the normal season and felt excited about the possibility of an upset. Unfortunately, a win today was not in the cards.

The Ephs went into battle mode but fell to an opponent that simply out-battled on every front. The Ephs were swept 9-0, which though demoralizing, points to the strength of the opponent's line-up. Highlights of the match include Caroline Hogan's 4-gamer at number 9 (especially her second game, which lasted to 17-15) and Esther Baek's push to bring her opponent to a 5th game. Additionally, Co-captains Nicole Friedman and Hayley Parsons both had incredibly close 3rd games and did not make it easy in any way for their opponents to clinch victories. The Williams' team's fire is not extinguished, however, and after some refocusing the team looks forward to challenging another close rival, the Brown Bears, in the 3 vs. 4 play-off for the Kurtz Cup.

Co-Captain Hayley Parsons commented, "We had a tough match today in the second round of Nationals against a very competitive team. Although the score was not what we had hoped, everyone truly fought their hardest and I am beyond proud of our team!"

Coach Zafi Levy said, "Tough loss today for the team after a great win on Friday night. Dartmouth came out strong today and won many of the big points. We lost 18-21 close games which made a huge difference. We will have to play better tomorrow against brown to win."

 

 

Williams College

Rating

Dartmouth College

Rating

Winner's Score

Winner

Status

1WS

Friedman, Nicole T.

4.74607

Blasberg, Anne

4.60604

11-7,11-5,17-15

Dartmouth College

C

2WS

Parsons, Hayley L.

4.63076

Brownell, Rebecca

4.56646

11-9,11-8,15-13

Dartmouth College

C

3WS

Ward, Julia H.

4.59465

Reiss, Sandra C

4.49935

11-4,4-11,11-9,12-10

Dartmouth College

C

4WS

Baek, Esther

4.41861

Bank, Brynn R.

4.55058

6-11,7-11,11-7,11-9,11-7

Dartmouth College

C

5WS

Mahalingam-Dhingra, Ananya

4.20759

Gaube, Janel

4.43149

12-10,11-8,11-8

Dartmouth College

C

6WS

Willwerth, Sarah

4.1785

Potter, Julia R.

4.33503

9-11,12-10,11-6,11-9

Dartmouth College

C

7WS

LeBlanc, Abigail

4.27004

Gozigian, Ellie

4.44519

11-8,11-8,11-9

Dartmouth College

C

8WS

Swann, Melissa

4.36739

Roberts, Emma

4.35638

11-8,11-8,11-6

Dartmouth College

C

9WS

Hogan, Caroline M.

4.04859

Molani, Zainab

4.40684

11-8,17-15,9-11,11-4

Dartmouth College

C