Cambridge, MA — Clear skies greeted the squash teams playing in Boston early this morning, but clouds from the impending snow storm soon moved in. The morning’s action featured consolation semifinals in the B and C Divisions and round robin play in the F Division.
A Division (Howe Cup): The Harvard-Princeton and Penn-Trinity semifinals are scheduled for 1:30 pm this afternoon.
B Division (Kurtz Cup): Middlebury clinched early in their consolation semifinal against Bates. The Panthers swept the first and second flights of matches, taking most in three games; Bates tri-captain Chloe Mitchell pushed Middlebury first year Liddy Renner to five games, but Renner prevailed 11-8 in the fifth. The F&M and Drexel match was one of the closer matches of the early morning, with several contests going to four or five games. Only a few points separated Drexel’s Kaitlyn Money and F&M’s Dulakshi Elikewela throughout their five-game match, but Money held on to win 11-9 in the fifth. Drexel ultimately won the team match 8-1. Drexel and Middlebury will play in the consolation finals tomorrow.
C Division (Walker Cup): Both C Division semifinals were decided by the end of second round of matches, as Wesleyan and St. Lawrence both tallied the five matches to advance to the consolation finals. Wesleyan defeated Virginia, 8-1, and St. Lawrence defeated Wellesley, 8-1.
D Division (Epps Cup): The first D Division match of the day will be the consolation semifinal between Boston College and Georgetown.
E Division: All E Division matches are scheduled for this afternoon.
F Division: NYU and Northeastern proved to be evenly matched. In the first round, NYU’s Juliana Mascolo and Northeastern’s Elena Roffel battled through five competitive games; Mascolo won 11-9 in the fifth. After the first two rounds of matches, the two teams were tied 3-3. The Huskies took the first two matches in the final round to clinch the match. Boston University, on the other hand, quickly sewed up a victory over Minnesota. The Terriers won 9-0.