February 16, 2009

The Middlebury College women's squash competed in the "B" flight at team nationals this weekend hosted by Harvard. The Panthers battled for the Kurtz Cup as the fifth seed, meeting fourth-seeded Bowdoin in the quarterfinals. After suffering a 6-3 loss, the Panthers battled back to defeat George Washington 8-1 on Saturday and Bates 6-3 on Sunday. Middlebury finishes the season 13th at Team Nationals (this includes all divisions), the Panther's highest national ranking in the past 10 years. Middlebury also sets a school record (33 year history) with 19 wins against just eight losses.

Junior Liz McMorris (New York, N.Y.) ends the season with a 21-5 record in singles play, more wins than any other player in a single season. First-year players Jamie Burchfield (Locust Valley, N.Y.) and Alexandra Boillot (Rye, N.Y.) each earned 20 wins this season, while senior Sally Hatfield (Barrington, R.I.) earned more wins at #1 singles (16) than any other player in school history.

For complete match results, see: http://www.middlebury.edu/athletics/sports/womens/squash/
. Women's squash final record: 19-8
. Up next: 2/27-3/1 @ Individual Nationals (Williams)