Women's Squash Falls to Princeton, 7-2, in Howe Cup

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - No. 4 Princeton proved to be too much for No. 5 Penn, as the Quakers fell, 7-2, in women's squash action Friday in the Howe Cup at Harvard.

It was the second loss this season that Penn suffered to Princeton, as the Quakers fell, 6-3, back on Feb. 1.

Penn's two points came from wins by Paula Pearson at No. 2 and Lauralynn Drury at No. 6. Pearson defeated Casey Riley, 3-0 (9-1, 9-7, 9-6), while Drury beat Marilla Hiltz, 3-0 (9-7, 9-1, 9-4). Unfortunately, the Quakers could not overcome a strong showing by Princeton, as Penn lost 3-0 at every position other than No. 4, where Tara Chawla fell 3-1 (9-4, 9-3, 7-9, 9-5)to Gen Lessard.

With the loss, Penn, the tournament's fifth seed,will move into the consolation semifinal to face eighth-seeded Williams tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. Princeton moves on to face No. 1 seed Trinity in the semifinals.

Full Results:

Princeton 7, Penn 2

1. Claire Rein-Weston(PR) def.Alisha Turner, 3-0(9-7, 9-5, 9-4)
2. Paula Pearson(PENN) def. Casey Riley, 3-0 (9-1, 9-7, 9-6)
3. Ali Pearson(PR) def.Radhika Ahluwalia, 3-0(9-4, 9-0, 9-2)
4. Gen Lessard(PR) def.Tara Chawla, 3-1 (9-4, 9-3, 7-9, 9-5)
5. Len Neufeld(PR) def. Caitlin Russell, 3-0 (10-8, 9-1, 10-8)
6. Lauralynn Drury(PENN) def. Marilla Hiltz, 3-0 (9-7, 9-1, 9-4)
7. Margaret Kent(PR) def. Emily Goodwin, 3-0 (9-1, 10-8, 9-3)
8. Carly Grabowski(PR) def. Maggie Kempner, 3-0 (10-8, 9-1, 10-8)
9. Aly Brady(PR) def. Elizabeth Kern, 3-0 (9-6, 9-1, 9-2)
10. Maggie O'Toole(PR) def. Chloe Wynne, 3-0 (9-2, 9-1, 9-2)