No. 5 Women’s Squash Makes Quick Work of F&M
LANCASTER, PA. – The fifth-ranked Penn women’s squash team (6-1, 1-1 Ivy) has continued its outstanding season with yet another flawless victory, defeating No. 15 Franklin & Marshall (4-4), 9-0, at the Mayser Squash Center in Lancaster, Pa. on Wednesday night without losing a single game.
Stepping up into the No. 1 position for the Red and Blue was Haidi Lala (5-0, 2-0). The freshman has been excellent this season and has yet to lose a collegiate match. Her first three wins of the season came at No. 4, and after succeeding at the No. 3 position against Dartmouth last Saturday, she earned the top spot in the ladder against F&M.
Other players that made an impact were tri-captain Stephanie
Vogel (3-0, 1-0) – the senior played at the No. 5 position for the first time
this season – and Hyland Murphy (1-0) – the junior made her season debut in
the victory over the Diplomats at No. 9.
The Quakers defeat of Franklin & Marshall also showcased their exceptional depth as they played the match without their regular one, two, and three position players – Nabilla Ariffin, Yan Xin, and Rachael Goh were given the day off just days removed from the first Ivy weekend of the season. Penn is now 34-9 all-time against the Diplomats, and currently owns a 16-game win streak in the series.
The Red and Blue will be back in action on Jan. 19 at noon as they welcome third-ranked Trinity to the Ringe Squash Courts.
Penn 9, Franklin & Marshall 0No. 1: Haidi Lala (P) def. Emily Caldwell (F) 3-0, (11-4, 11-3, 11-4)
No. 2: Pia Trikha (P) def. Roxanna Mead (F) 3-0, (11-1, 11-1, 11-3)
No. 3: Yarden Odinak (P) def. Chelsea Ross (F) 3-0, (18-16, 11-8, 11-2)
No. 4: Camille Lanier (P) def. Elizabeth Gatling (F) 3-0, (11-3, 11-5, 11-2)
No. 5: Stephanie Vogel (P) def. Katherine Perry (F) 3-0, (11-6, 11-3, 11-4)
No. 6: Carey Celata (P) def. Krista Lancione (F) 3-0, (11-1, 11-2, 11-4)
No. 7: Colleen Fehm (P) def. Cris Margaret Frias (F) 3-0, (11-3, 11-2, 11-6)
No. 8: Leslie Gill (P) def. Dana Rapisarda (F) 3-0, (11-1, 11-2, 11-7)
No. 9: Hyland Murphy (P) def. Alex Matalon (F) 3-0, (11-6, 11-5, 11-3)
No. 10: Lyles Swift-Farley (P) def. Stephanie Tzarnas (F) 3-0, (11-4, 11-4, 11-7)