No. 19 Women's Squash Sweeps Vanderbilt, Bucknell
Feb. 4, 2012
WASHINGTON - The No. 19 George Washington women's squash team concluded its home schedule with consecutive 9-0 victories over visiting Vanderbilt and Bucknell on Saturday at the Matthew J. Grossman Squash Courts.
GW (10-9) opened the afternoon with a 9-0 win over Vanderbilt. Sophomores Jackie Shea and Maya Nair along with seniors Caroline Shumway, Lauren Mathieu and Tiffany Hingley provided the victories while the bottom four matches on the ladder were awarded to the Colonials by way of forfeit.
The Colonials continued their momentum into the nightcap, breezing past Bucknell 9-0. The senior trio of Mathieu, Shumway and Hingley each won again to finish 2-0 in their final home contests while sophomore Becca Imrich nearly blanked Rebecca Feldman at No. 9, prevailing 11-2, 11-0, 11-0.
A four-year letterwinner for the Colonials, Mathieu has totaled 26 wins in her career, including 11 victories last season. She has been the anchor of the Colonials lineup, playing primarily at No. 4 during her career. A native of Southbury, Conn., Mathieu will earn her bachelor's degree in marketing.
Including today's matches, Shumway has totaled 30 career victories including a crucial 3-2 decision in GW's 5-4 victory over No. 14 Columbia at last season's CSA Team Nationals. The win propelled the Colonials to their highest end-of-season ranking in program history at No. 14. Shumway will earn her bachelor's degree in marketing.
Hingley leads the 2012 senior class with 33 career victories following today's doubleheader. Last season she finished tied for the team lead with 13 wins and this season has totaled nine victories across three different positions on the ladder. The Wayne, Penn., will earn her degree in hospitality and tourism management.
The Colonials conclude the 2011-12 regular season with a visit to Lancaster, Penn., to face Franklin & Marshall on Feb. 10. Following the F&M match, the Colonials will prepare for CSA Team Nationals in Cambridge, Mass., Feb. 24-26. Individual Nationals will take place in Amherst, Mass., March 2-4.