Middlebury

Women's Squash Competes At Nationals

February 15, 2009

The Middlebury College women's squash finished the season ranked 13th in the nation after competing in the "B" flight at team nationals at 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. The 13th place finish at team nationals is the Middlebury's highest national ranking in the past 10 years. Middlebury also sets a school record (33 years) 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.

Feb. 15: 13 Middlebury def. 14 Bates

6-3

Women's Squash - TEAM NATIONALS

1- (M) Sally Hatfield def. (b) H. Laverty

9-4,8-10,9-3,9-7

2- (b) W. Roller def. (M) Virginia Shannon

1-9,9-5,9-5,9-7

3- (M) Avery Tilney def. (b) M. Webel

9-2,4-9,9-7,9-7

4- (M) Caroline Woodworth def. (b) S. Blomstedt

9-2,10-8,7-9,9-4

5- (b) M. Neal def. (M) Sarah DeCamp

9-7,9-7,9-3

6- (M) Kathryn Bostwick def. (b) S. Runquist

9-7,3-9,9-10,9-4,9-5

7- (M) Liz McMorris def. (b) A. Hogeland

9-3,9-4,9-0

8- (b) S. Cabot def. M) Jamie Burchfield

2-9,3-9,9-7,9-4,9-7

9- (M) Al Boillot def. (b) V. Schippers

9-1,9-3,9-0

Feb. 14: 13 Middlebury def. 16 George Washington

8-1

Women's Squash - TEAM NATIONALS

1- (M) Sally Hatfield def. (gw) R. Rayfield

9-2,9-5,4-9,5-9,10-9

2- (M) Virginia Shannon def. (gw) K. Bullard

9-1,9-6,9-5

3- (M) Avery Tilney def. (gw) L. Mathieu

9-0,9-6,9-0

4- (M) Caroline Woodworth def. (gw) T. Hingley

9-1,9-3,9-0

5- (M) Sarah DeCamp def. (gw) C. Shumway

9-5,9-4,9-3

6- (M) Kathryn Bostwick def. (gw) C. Moula

9-0,9-1,9-3

7- (M) Liz McMorris def. (gw) E. Erlich

9-0,9-0,9-0

8- (M) Jamie Burchfield def. (gw) P. Beaton

9-3,9-3,9-3

9- (gw) K. Gorgi def. (M) Al Boillot

6-9,9-3,9-7,9-2

Feb. 13: 12 Bowdoin def. 13 Middlebury

6-3

Women's Squash - TEAM NATIONALS

1- (b) E. Laird def. (M) Sally Hatfield

9-1, 9-3, 9-4

2- (b) L. Gesswein def. (S) M) Virginia Shannon

9-2, 9-2, 9-5

3- (b) K. Gormley def. (M) Avery Tilney

2-9, 9-6, 9-5, 9-1

4- (b) A. Franceschi def. (M) Caroline Woodworth

9-4, 9-6, 9-3

5- (b) B. Gillespie def. (M) Sarah DeCamp

9-1, 9-3, 9-2

6- (b) L. Warner def (M) Kathryn Bostwick.

9-4, 9-4, 9-7

7- (M) Liz McMorris def. (b) K. Cushing

9-1, 9-0, 9-0

8- (M) Jamie Burchfield def. (b) K. Boyce

9-3, 9-1, 9-4

9- (M) Al Boillot def. (b) E. Kim

9-2, 9-1, 9-0