Ephs Finish Second to Trinity in NESCAC Final

Ephs Finish Second to Trinity in NESCAC Final

HARTFORD, CT - On Sunday, the Ephs played in the finals of NESCACs against their hardest opponent of the weekend, Trinity. 

Similarly to earlier in the season when the Ephs played Trinity, they knew that this match would be extremely difficult and were just looking to raise their game to the level of their formidable opponents. Their goal for NESCACs, which was to beat Middlebury, had already been accomplished and they were getting the opportunity to play Trinity again in the finals, so the Ephs really only cared about putting forth the best quality of squash possible and the actual results themselves weren't as important. Using a three-court system, sophomore Sarah Willwerth (#3), junior Anna Nicholson (#6), and sophomore Adrienne Conza (#9) went on first for the Ephs. Willwerth and Nicholson put up a valiant fight, but their opponents were too skillful and artfully beat them in three games. Conza turned the match narrative around a bit for the Ephs and beat her Bantam opponent in a convincing three games, putting up a victory on the board for the Ephs. Next on for the Ephs were senior captain Esther Baek (#2), sophmore Abby LeBlanc (#5), and freshman Alex Pear (#8). All three were gave their opponents good runs, but were eventually outplayed by their talented opponents and were unable to even take a game. Sophomore Julia Ward (#1), junior Melissa Swann (#4), and freshman Kathryn Wright (#7) were on last for the Ephs. Once again, the matches did not go in the Ephs' favor and all three fell in three despite their best effort. The final match score was 8-1 to the Bantams. 

Assistant coach Blair Dills had this to say after the match: "The girls had a long weekend and I was impresed with a lot of the squash I saw. Trinity is always an incredibly tough match, but I don't think the scores necessarily reflect the quality of squash that the Williams team put forth. Overall, a lot of good take aways from this weekend!"

1WS Lopez Dominguez, Luz Sarahi  5.36189 Ward, Julia H. 4.55343 11-2,11-5,11-9 Trinity College C
2WS Teh, Min Jie  5.31031 Baek, Esther  4.52195 11-3,11-2,11-2 Trinity College C
3WS Raj, Vanessa  5.13817 Willwerth, Sarah  4.36818 11-1,11-2,11-1 Trinity College C
4WS Salunkhe, Akanksha  5.06852 Swann, Melissa  4.28011 11-2,11-2,11-7 Trinity College C
5WS Haley, Jennifer  4.92173 LeBlanc, Abigail  4.36362 11-5,11-6,11-8 Trinity College C
6WS Usenko, Nadiia  5.02941 Nicholson, Anna  4.15495 11-2,11-2,11-4 Trinity College C
7WS Taher, Amina  4.60802 Wright, Kathryn A. 4.09831 11-4,11-9,11-4 Trinity College C
8WS Bhengra, Ashita  4.32018 Pear, Alexandra  3.96964 11-2,11-5,11-4 Trinity College C
9WS Brown, Campbell  3.62709 Conza, Adrienne  4.13677 11-7,11-2,11-2 Williams College C
10WS Lineberger, Maggie  3.56967 Bower, Elizabeth  3.88303 11-9,11-5,11-4 Williams College C