Squash - Girls Varsity
|Date:||January 22, 2014|
|Score:||Berkshire 7 - Canterbury 0|
Battling some illness within their ranks, the Bears hosted the Saints on a frigid winter Wednesday, the cheers still echoing about the courts from the j.v. boys' titanic battle against Millbrook. Clementina Davila and Serena Menges were unavailable for the match and the remaining squashers were addled from their extended struggle against the U.S. Squash online referee exam. (The girls need to pass the exam to be eligible to compete in the U.S. High School Championships in February. That event, hosted in Philadelphia from February 7-9, will give Berkshire the rare opportunity to test their mettle against teams from outside the New England prep school bubble.)
#7 Chelsea Leeds and #6 Tatum Boyle, fired up for their rare starting roles, gave Berkshire a strong foundation at the bottom, each winning in a sweep with a technical tweaks and patient play. #4 Allie Brazo was similarly dominant and went through in three, while #2 Olivia Silverman dropped a scattered first game before roaring back to claim the next three and clinch things for the hosts.
Next up was #5 Lucy Hollister, who deployed a new secret weapon (the two-wall boast from in front) to perplex her opponent. #3 Edeline Loh played some crazy points against a determined foe and came through unscathed. #1 Michaelann Denton had one of her stronger performances of the season to shut down a plucky southpaw for the Saints.