Squash (Girls): Junior Varsity vs. Choate (2/23/2022 3:30 PM)

Event Details

Deerfield’s Girls JV Squash team defeated our counterparts from Choate in an exciting day of squash.  Prior to the game, the non-seniors prepared a small celebration for the five graduating seniors on the team (we’ll miss each of you!), and once the Choate players arrived, we got down to business.

#1 Zeyna Ilahi played perhaps the most exciting match of the day.  While she defeated her opponent 11-2 in the first game, her opponent came back and challenged Zeyna, forcing her to drop the next two games.  However, Zeyna went back into game 4 determined to win, and she won the next two games to win the match.  A nice way to cap off her Deerfield squash career!  #2 Olivia Waterfall soundly defeated her Choate counterpart, as she won each of the three games that she played.  #3 Caroline Hoff played some strong squash by defeating her opponent in three games, capping off her Deerfield squash career with a W in the books.  #4 Valentina Williamson won her first game by a narrow margin (12-10), but she went back into the courts with determination, winning the next two games 11-5 and 11-7.

#5 Marnie Todd had a strong showing as well, defeating her opponent from Choate in three games.  #6 Stella Fierro also found success today, as she fought hard to defeat a talented Choate player in three straight games.  #7 Avery Brooker went 1-1 over the first two games but then roared to victory in the next two games, where she won 11-4 and 11-5.

We also had strong representation in our four exhibition matches.  #8 Grace Honos was challenged by her Choate opponent in the first and second games (she won them 11-9 and 11-8, respectively), but she won the final game 11-3 and capped off her Deerfield squash career with a well-earned win.  #9 Emi Takegami took control of the court and won in three straight games.  #10 Kaitlyn Kelly dropped her first game, but she roared back to twin the next three games, capturing the victory with her tenacity and hard work, two qualities that she will carry with her to college next year.  #11 Abby Morsman had a challenging first game, where she won 14-12, but then coasted to victory in her next two games, winning them 11-2 and 11-0, respectively.

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