PHILADELHPIA - It was a clean sweep in every sense of the word Saturday afternoon for the women's squash team. Not only did the Quakers (2-0) not allow a match to No. 9 Williams (1-4), they did not drop a single game on the afternoon. In five of the nine matches that were played Penn allowed 10 or fewer points.
The Quakers got off to a quick start and never looked back. Chloe Blacker, playing at No. 9, allowed just two points in her first game and then allowed just one point each in the next two, a total of four, to get Penn started. Pia Trikha conceded just three points in the first game of her match at No. 3. She would then allow just three more points the rest of the way, winning 11-2 and 11-1 to close out her second win of the season.
Courtney Jones had the tightest of the early matches. She edged her opponent 11-9 in the first game at No. 6 and followed that up with 11-7 and 11-6 wins in the second and third games in the closest match of the day. Stephanie Vogel added the fourth win of the day with her first win of the year at No. 5. She allowed just 10 points in her match, winning 11-2, 11-3, and 11-5.
Freshman Leslie Gill moved up one slot in ladder from the match against Princeton to No. 8. After an 11-9 win in the first game, she allowed just eight points the rest of the way for Penn's fifth win on the day. Rachael Goh gave Penn a 6-0 lead with her win at No. 2. She started with an 11-4 game win and followed that with a solid 11-2 win. She closed her match allowing just five points in the third game.
Colleen Fehm also allowed just 10 points in her match at No. 7. After taking the first two games 11-4 and 11-5, Fehm conceded just one point in the final game for her second win of the year. Yarden Odinak, No. 4, allowed just nine points in her first two games and closed with her best game of the day, 11-2, in the third. Nabilla Ariffin rounded out the Penn winners on the day as she allowed just eight points at No. 1. She picked up 11-3 wins in the first and third games and allowed just two points in the middle game for her first win of the season.
With the unblemished team record after two matches, Penn will now have a month off before getting back into completion. The Quakers will return to the courts in mid-January when they hit the road for the first time all season. On that first road trip they will head north in Ivy League play to take on No. 1 Harvard (Jan. 14) and No. 8 Dartmouth (Jan. 15).
Penn 9, Williams 0
No. 1: Nabilla Ariffin (P) def. Alli Rubin (W) (3-0), 11-3, 11-2, 11-3
No. 2: Rachael Goh (P) def. Courtney Bogle (W) (3-0), 11-4, 11-2, 11-5
No. 3: Pia Trikha (P) def. Ellie O'Neill (3-0), 11-3, 11-2, 11-1
No. 4: Yarden Odinak (P) def. Carolyn Kaemmer (W) (3-0), 11-6, 11-3, 11-2
No. 5: Stephanie Vogel (P) def. Alyssa Northrop (W) (3-0), 11-2, 11-3, 11-5
No. 6: Courtney Jones (P) def. Caroline Sawin (W) (3-0), 11-9, 11-7, 11-6
No. 7: Colleen Fehm (P) def. Gibbs Cullen (W) (3-0), 11-4, 11-5, 11-1
No. 8: Leslie Gill (P) def. Eliana Saltzman (W) (3-0), 11-9, 11-3, 11-5
No. 9: Chloe Blacker (P) def. Hollis Miller (W) (3-0), 11-2, 11-1, 11-1
No. 10: Hyland Murphy (P) def. Emily Gaddis (W) (3-0), 11-1, 11-1, 11-2