In their first home match of 2019, the Big Green girls varsity squash team took on the Martlets of Westminster. Missing six starters, DA recruited a couple JV players, Daly Baker and Talbot von Stade, to play #6 and #7, and both showed they have varsity talent and grit. Daly showed great focus as she beat her opponent 3-0, and while Talbot needed a game to adjust to the new level, she caught on quickly and won 3-1. #5 Katie Parker started strong with a 2-0 lead before the enervating demands of midterm week caught up with her as she lost in the fifth game. The senior captains of the day, #4 Soo-Min Lee, #3 Sasha Hinckley and #2 Emily Henderson, modeled great leadership and sportsmanship as their veteran expertise led them to decisive victories. #1 Sarah Stonestreet also showed her strategic expertise as she prevailed in a back and forth match, winning 11-7 in the fifth game.
The team improves their season record to 5-1. This Saturday, 1/26 the entire Deerfield squash program will travel to Concord, NH to face the Big Red of St. Paul’s before the varsity teams travel to Philadelphia for Nationals on February 1st.