By Michael T. Bello
Published Jul 7, 2011 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Oct 7, 2013 at 11:52 AM ET

Princeton, NJ — The 2011 Women’s College Squash Team Championship Howe Cup (“A” Division) semifinal was contested between Trinity and Harvard.

Based on the regular season results, the match at the number one position was going to be tightly contested.

During the February 9th meeting at  Harvard, Trinity’s Catalina Pelaez, a first-year student, took Laura Gemmell, the reigning Ramsay Cup winner (individual champion) to five games (9-11, 11-5, 7-11, 11-9, and 11-6).

A mere ten days later, Pelaez and Gemmell met again. The two played a tight first game, which Gemmell captured 11-9.  Between games, Pelaez needed medical attention for a cut on her knee, which took approximately 15 minutes. Game two was also close, but Gemmell won 11-8.  Pelaez reversed the score in the third game with an 11-8 victory.  Gemmell won the match in four games (11-9, 11-8, 8-11, and 11-7).

Harvard defeated Trinity 6-3 to advance to the National Championship match against Yale.

Below are selected games from the match at the number 1 position.

For photos from this match and the entire 2011 Howe Cup, please visit mtbello.com.