Smith Squash Beats Colgate to Advance to Consolation Final

In a reverse of last year’s final match of the season, the Smith College Squash team beat Epps division rivals Colgate University by a score of 8-1 to advance to the Consolation Final of the 2009 Howe Cup in Boston today.  Colgate fought hard but fell to the technically superior Pioneers in all but one of the matches. Smith #4 and co-captain Alice Reznickova, recovering from a strained back muscle lost 3-0 to her speedy Colgate opponent.

Before the match Coach Tim Bacon recognized the contribution of the team’s three Senior players:

Smith College Squash 8 Colgate 1

Smith College Squash 8 Colgate 1

A highlight of the match was visits form alumnae Ashley Kilgore ’05, Becky Spalding ’07, and Huong Nguyen and Judy Liu, both class of 2008 – and of coure Ashley’s dad who brought along the requisite baked brownies.  Judy is working in NYC, Houng is doing her Ph.D. at Tufts, and both Becky and Ashley are working in rehab clinics in the Boston area.  Becky brought along her boyfriend and nice cupcakes!

Becky, Huong, Alice, Judy, Meg

Becky, Huong, Alice, Judy, Meg

Mr. Kilgore, Joanne, Ashley, Becky

Mr. Kilgore, Joanne, Ashley, Becky

Smith plays next at 9:10 tomorrow morning (Sunday, Feb. 15) against the winner of Wellesley and Haverford in the playoff for the 29th/28th spot in the championships.

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