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Junior Nabilla Ariffin

Courtesy: University of Pennsylvania
Women's Squash Sweeps No. 8 Dartmouth, 9-0
Courtesy: Justin Grube, athletic communications  
Release:  01/15/2012

Hanover, N.H. - Getting rid of any lingering frustration from Saturday, women's squash swept Dartmouth on Sunday for the fifth time in the last seven meetings between the two schools. More impressively, the Quakers (3-1, 2-1 Ivy) allowed just three games to the Big Green (2-3, 0-3 Ivy) as Penn swept six of the top-nine matches.

At the top of the ladder, Penn picked up a pair of sweeps in the No. 1 and No. 2 positions. At the first position, Nabilla Ariffin took her first two games, 11-6 and 11-5, before a commanding 11-3 victory in the third to pick up her second individual sweep of the season. At No. 2, Rachael Goh took her first game, 11-8, before allowing just seven points in the final two games on her way to a sweep.

Fellow juniors Pia Trikha (No. 4) and Stephanie Vogel (No. 5) also had 3-0 wins. Trikha allowed just 14 points in all, taking the first game, 11-4, before two consecutive 11-5 wins. Trikha is now a perfect 4-0 this season. She has won 12 of the last 13 games she has played. Vogel allowed just 15 points in her match as she moved to 2-2 on the year. Both of her wins have been sweeps.

Yarden Odinak had the toughest match of her junior classmates. After dropping the first game, 11-6, Penn's No. 3 won the second game tiebreak, 13-11, tying the match at one-all. In the third and fourth games she would pick up a pair of 11-7 wins to finish off her win.

Sophomores Courtney Jones and Chloe Blacker also had sweeps on the day. Jones (No. 6) opened up with a dominating 11-1 victory, and allowed just 10 more points in the final two games in her third victory of the season. Blacker (No. 9) Allowed just 12 points in her first two games before slamming the door in the third with an 11-1 victory. Individually, Blacker went 2-0 this weekend.

Freshmen Colleen Fehm (No. 7) and Leslie Gill (No. 8) each picked up 3-1 decisions and moved to 3-1 individually. Fehm picked up a tiebreak win in the first game, but her opponent won the second to tie her match at one-all. Fehm recovered with an 11-9 win in the third game before an epic 17-15 tiebreak win in the fourth to seal her win. Gill dropped her first game, before running off three straight games.

After the first road trip of the season, the women's team will now return to their home courts this Thursday for a match against Franklin & Marshall. The women's match will get underway at 5 p.m. and be followed by the men's match at 7 p.m.

Penn 9, Dartmouth 0
No. 1: Nabilla Ariffin (P) def. Corey Schaefer (D) (3-0), 11-6, 11-5, 11-3
No. 2: Rachael Goh (P) def. Rebecca Lau (D) (3-0), 11-8, 11-4, 11-3
No. 3: Yarden Odinak (P) def. Melina Turk (D) (3-1), 11-6, 11-13, 11-7, 11-7
No. 4: Pia Trikha (P) def. Sarah Loucks (D) (3-0), 11-4, 11-5, 11-5
No. 5: Stephanie Vogel (P) def. Oona Morris (D) (3-0), 11-4, 11-6, 11-5
No. 6: Courtney Jones (P) def. Kensy Balch (D) (3-0), 11-1, 11-6, 11-4
No. 7: Colleen Fehm (P) def. Helena Darling (D) (3-1), 13-11, 8-11, 11-9, 17-15
No. 8: Leslie Gill (P) def. Katherine Nimmo (D) (3-1), 7-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-9
No. 9: Chloe Blacker (P) def. Marian Lurio (D) (3-0), 11-4, 11-8, 11-1
No. 10: Hyland Murphy (P) def. Julia Watson (D) (3-0), 11-6, 12-10, 11-7



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