Women's Squash Splits Weekend Matches
Nov. 12, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC - The George Washington University women's squash team, ranked #27 in the preseason poll, downed #26 Haverford 5-4 on Saturday for their first win of the season. Earlier in the day, GW fell to #20 Franklin & Marshall, by the same score. Both matches were held in Haverford, PA.
In the day's early action, freshman Kate Bullard notched her first career win against historically tough F&M, recording a 3-0 defeat of Davina Buckley. The other Colonial wins came from graduate Maggie Alexander (3-1), sophomore Sybil Bunn (3-0) and senior Leah Sherman (3-0).
Later in the day, GW faced off against the host-school Haverford and tallied their first win of the young season. Bullard once again won her match by a 3-0 score and was the team's only two-match winner. Chelsea Mouta, one of the team's two freshmen, was also able to secure her first collegiate victory, downing Betsy Schmidt 3-0. Junior co-captain Bettina Scott fell behind early in her game, 2-0, but managed to rally for the 3-2 win. Other winners included sophomore Rachael Rayfield (3-0) and junior Alexa Miller, who, in the deciding game, rallied back from being down 2-0 to win, thus securing the match victory for GW.
The Colonials will play their first home match of the season this Saturday, November 18, against Haverford in the Health and Wellness Center.
#20 F&M 5 #27 GW 4
1. Jessie Mitchell (FM) def Rachael Rayfield (GW) 3-2
2. Kate Bullard (GW) def Davina Buckley (FM) 3-0
3. Amanda Lesko (FM) def Bettina Scott (GW) 3-1
4. Tracey Sole (FM) def Chelsea Mouta (GW) 3-0
5. Barbara Bee (FM) def Alexa Miller (GW) 3-0
6. Courtney Mulligan (FM) def Christina Lazar (GW) 3-1
7. Maggie Alexander (GW) def Katie Gaskins (FM) 3-1
8. Sybil Bunn (GW) def Dana Russo (FM) 3-0
9. Leah Sherman (GW) def Ellen Hart (FM) 3-0
#27 GW 5 #26 Haverford 4
1. Rachael Rayfield (GW) def Vanessa Sergeon (HC) 3-0
2. Kate Bullard (GW) def Charlotte Koeniger (HC) 3-0
3. Bettina Scott (GW) def Sarah Powell (HC) 3-2
4. Chelsea Mouta (GW) def Betsy Schmidt (HC) 3-0
5. Alexa Miller (GW) def Devon Hercher (HC) 3-2
6. Allyson Scherb (HC) def Christina Lazar 3-1
7. Jenny Millman (HC) def Maggie Alexander 3-0
8. Emma Bartlett (HC) def Sybil Bunn (GW) 3-0
9. Margot Elton (HC) def Leah Sherman (GW) 3-0