No. 13 Women’s Squash Heads to CSA Nationals
Colonials take on Virginia in Opening Round of Kurtz Cup
WHO: No. 13 Women’s Squash (7-8)
WHAT: College Squash Association Nationals – Kurtz Cup (B-Division) First Round vs. Virginia
WHEN: Friday, 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Jadwin Squash Courts – Princeton, N.J.
FOLLOW: @GWSquash | CSA Championship Central
SERVING FIRST: The No. 13 George Washington women’s squash team aims for its second-ever Kurtz Cup (B-division) title when it kicks off play at the College Squash Association (CSA) National Championship against No. 12 Virginia on Friday at 5:00 p.m. at the Jadwin Squash Courts on the campus of Princeton University.
FRIENDLY FOE: GW (7-8) split its season series with Virginia. After being edged by the Cavaliers in the fall, 5-4, the Colonials took their revenge in the spring with a dominating 7-2 victory. Earning wins for the Colonials were Breanne Flynn, Engy El Mandouh, Mary Jo Mahfood, Emma Tryon, Elle Carroll, Samira Baird, and Ginger Sands. GW holds a 10-4 all-time series advantage over Virginia dating back to 2006.
LAST TIME OUT: The Colonials split their final weekend of regular-season matches, concluding the run with a 9-0 shutout at Dickinson. GW won eight of nine matches by way of sweep, with the Colonials combining to yield an impressive average of 3.6 points per game.
FLYNN HONORED: Senior Breanne Flynn was recently named a finalist for the prestigious Richey Award, annually given to the senior female student-athlete in the CSA who best exemplifies the ideals of squash in her love and devotion to the game, her strong sense of fairness and her excellence of play and leadership.
Flynn shares GW’s single season record for most victories, 16, and is second on the career win’s list with 50 victories. She was also named a CSA All-American last season after winning the Holleran Cup (B-Division) D-draw championship in the CSA Individual National Championships in 2016.
LAST TIME AT NATIONALS: GW went 2-1 in the Kurtz Cup at last year’s CSA National Championships at Yale. With a win over No. 14 Franklin & Marshall in the consolation final, the Colonials concluded the regular season as the No. 13 ranked team in the nation.
A LOOK AT THE BRACKET: The Kurtz Cup is comprised of teams ranked 9-16 in the latest CSA National Rankings. Also in the bracket along with GW and Virginia is No. 9 Dartmouth, No. 10 Brown, No. 11 Williams, No. 14 Drexel, No. 15 Bates, and No. 16 Middlebury.
GW is 3-3 against the field this season with wins over Virginia, Franklin & Marshall, and Middlebury.
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