PHILADELPHIA - Women's squash swept its second straight opponent Thursday night at the Ringe Squash Courts, taking down Franklin & Marshall, 9-0. The Quakers showed off their team depth as all five freshmen played inside the top-10, two of them for the first time this season.
Despite three regulars missing from the Penn lineup, the Quakers did not miss a beat as they won all 30 games contested in the top-10. Four players also posted 11-0 games in matches inside the top-10.
Nabilla Ariffin tied for the fewest amount of points allowed by a Penn player, conceding just four points, two in the first and third, to go along with a shutout in the second game, picking up her third win of the season at No. 1. Yarden Odinak, playing her highest-ranked match of the season at No. 2, allowed just seven points total in the first and third games, 14 in all, during her victory. She is now a perfect 4-0 playing at No. 2 for her career.
Stephanie Vogel (No. 3) and Courtney Jones (No. 4) each played the highest-ranked matches of their Penn careers. Vogel allowed five points in each of her first two games, before closing her match with an 11-3 win in the third. Jones opened her win with an 11-1 first game, followed by 11-3 and 11-4 victories.
Colleen Fehm (No. 5) and Leslie Gill (No. 6) each played two positions higher than they had at any point this season. Fehm allowed just five points in all, opening with an 11-1 win and closing with a pair of 11-2 wins. Gill tied Ariffin, conceding a team-low four points. She allowed just one point in her first two games, before closing her match with the 11-3 third game win.
A regular in the Penn lineup last season, Hyland Murphy picked up her first win inside the top-nine this year as she followed the same scoring pattern as Fehm, 11-1, 11-2, and 11-2. Freshman Lindsay Wong won her first collegiate match inside the top-nine with her victory at No. 8. She allowed just one point in the first and five in the second. She finished her first top-nine win in style, shutting out her opponent in the third.
Jennie Shulkin also made her top-nine debut, allowing just one point in the first and third games, sandwiched around an 11-4 win in the second for her first top-nine win at Penn. Lyles Swift-Farley also was impressive in her first top-10 match. She allowed just two points in her opening game and followed that up with a shutout in the second. She closed out her match with an 11-4 win in the third game.
After returning back to the Ringe Squash Courts for tonight's match, women's squash has the upcoming weekend off and will return to the road next Sunday, January 29, as the team heads north again to face off with Trinity.
Penn 9, Franklin & Marshall 0
No. 1: Nabilla Ariffin (P) def. Morgan Smith (F&M) (3-0), 11-2, 11-0, 11-2
No. 2: Yarden Odinak (P) def. Roxana Mead (F&M) (3-0), 11-4, 11-7, 11-3
No. 3: Stephanie Vogel (P) def. Halley Cruice (F&M) (3-0), 11-5, 11-5, 11-3
No. 4: Courtney Jones (P) def. Chelsea Ross (F&M) (3-0), 11-1, 11-3, 11-4
No. 5: Colleen Fehm (P) def. Katherine Perry (F&M) (3-0), 11-1, 11-2, 11-2
No. 6: Leslie Gill (P) def. Krista Lancione (F&M) (3-0), 11-1, 11-0, 11-3
No. 7: Hyland Murphy (P) def. Gabrielle Robinson-Harris (F&M) (3-0), 11-1, 11-2, 11-2
No. 8: Lindsay Wong (P) def. Elizabeth Gatling (F&M) (3-0), 11-1, 11-5, 11-0
No. 9: Jennie Shulkin (P) def. Tanya Arora (F&M) (3-0), 11-1, 11-4, 11-1
No. 10: Lyles Swift-Farley (P) def. Henrietta Goelet (F&M) (3-0), 11-2, 11-0, 11-4