No. 13 Women’s Squash Falls in Kurtz Cup Semifinals
Colonials take top third of the ladder
PRINCETON, N.J. – The No. 13 George Washington women’s squash team earned three wins at the top of the ladder but was unable to get past No. 9 Dartmouth, falling 6-3, in the Kurtz Cup (B-Division) semifinals on Saturday evening at the College Squash Association (CSA) National Championships at Princeton’s Jadwin Squash Courts.
Senior Breanne Flynn led the team with a sweep over Jacqueline Barnes at No. 1, 11-8, 11-5, 11-2.
Freshman Engy El Mandouh defeated Anne Blasberg at No. 2 in a five-game battle. El Mandouh took the first match, 11-3, but Blasberg responded with an 11-9 win in the second. El Moundouh fought back in the third, 11-7, but Blasberg pushed a fifth game by taking the fourth, 11-5. El Mandouh rebounded in the fifth, 11-5, to clinch the victory.
Junior Mary Jo Mahfood matched Flynn’s sweep at No. 3, earning an 11-9, 11-5, 11-7 sweep of her own over Julia Potter.
The Colonials suffered tough losses at Nos. 4-9, as Dartmouth advanced to the Kutz Cup Championship match where they will face Drexel on Sunday.
The Colonials will take on No. 10 Brown on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. The winner of that match will conclude the season as the No. 11 team in the nation.
Dartmouth 6, GW 3
Breanne Flynn (GW) def. Jacqueline Barnes (D) 11-8, 11-5, 11-2
Engy El Mandouh (GW) def. Anne Blasberg (D) 11-3, 9-11, 11-7, 5-11, 11-5
Mary Jo Mahfood (GW) def. Julia Potter (D) 11-9, 11-5, 11-7
Rebecca Brownell (D) def. Emma Tryon (GW) 1109, 11-4, 5-11, 11-6
Zainab Molani (D) def. Abby Shonrock (GW) 5-11, 2-11, 11-7, 12-10, 11-8
Janel Gaube (D) def. Elle Carroll (GW) 12-10, 6-11, 7-11, 11-5, 12-10
Junnat Anwar (D) def. Ginger Sands (GW) 11-3, 11-1, 13-11
Emma Roberts (D) def. Samira Baird (GW) 11-6, 11-6, 11-3
Madeline Fraser (D) def. Brooke Feldman (GW) 8-11, 11-6, 11-6, 11-8
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