In front of a loud and boisterous Deerfield crowd in the Dewey Squash Center, the Varsity Squash Team played their first home match of the season against the Noble and Greenough Bulldogs. The opening round of play featured Sasha Hinckley at #8, back in the lineup, having overcome her early season injury. After a tentative start, Sasha found her groove and won 3-1. At #6, Griffin Dewey charged ahead, dominating the first two games before faltering in the next two; then, with great drive and composure, Griffin prevailed to win the fifth. At #4, Devon L’Esperance also got off to a splendid start, but then her opponent started to anticipate Devon’s short shots and won the next three games. Isabella Rolfe at #2 showed her mental toughness, winning the first two games in overtime, 17-15 and 12-10. Isabella then commanded the third game for a 3-0 win. The second round of play featured the Woodward sisters, Harbour at #3 and Willow at #7, decisively defeating their Bulldog opponents in three games. Sarah Stonestreet at #5 played an exciting back and forth match against one of the Nobles’ captains, but unfortunately lost in the fifth game. And after losing the first game, #1 Ashley Manning harnessed the fan frenzy and took control of the T to turn her match around, ultimately winning 3-1. Final score: DA 5, Nobles 2.