Squash - Girls Varsity
vs. Williston Northampton
|Date:||January 8, 2014|
|Score:||Berkshire 7 - Williston 0|
Berkshire squash embarked on an ambitious new venture as they resumed the 2013-2014 campaign. With the technical know-how of the IT Department; the avid support of the SIB denizens; the wit and wisdom of Bebe Bullock and Andrew Bogardus; and the gritty competitiveness of the girls' varsity side, Berkshire came away with a win in their first ever squash simulcast.
In the customary manner, the battle commenced with the even players. #8 Chelsea Leeds overcame a hiccup in the second frame to win 3-1. #6 Serena Menges looked to be in charge but stumbled in a grueling 17-15 third, then recovered to secure the victory in game four. #4 Allie Brazo had an anxious start but found her rhythm and length and won in three straight. #2 Michaelann Denton had a similar line, getting through a close first game then claiming the next two in a dominant manner.
Needing one more match to take the day, the odds entered the fray with confidence. #7 Lucy Hollister started poorly and dropped the first, then battled back to grab the next three and secure the victory. #5 Edeline Loh, whose parents watched online in Singapore, couldn't get any traction in games one and two, losing both by 11-9 scores. Keeping her composure and showing great discipline, however, Loh hung tough and ended up capturing the last three for a fine 3-2 win. #3 Olivia Silverman looked to be cruising, then lost her focus and the third game, but slugged her way back to grab the fourth. #1 Clementina Davila found herself in a see-saw affair against a talented Brazilian foe and found just enough in the tank to win the first, third and fifth (14-12 in the decider).
#9 Tatum Boyle, with family watching in Bermuda, overcame a nervous first game and stormed back for the next three. #10 Madison Heilshorn, whose father tuned in from Manhattan, won in convincing manner to culminate a great day for the Bears.