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Emily O'Brien '07
First-year Emily O'Brien earned a trio of victories at the Howe Cup Nationals over the weekend.

11th-Ranked Jeffs 10th at Howe Cup Nationals

February 22, 2004

NEW HAVEN, CT - The 11th-ranked Amherst College women’s squash team finished 10th at the Howe Cup Nationals, hosted by Yale University over the weekend. Playing in the Kurtz Cup for teams ranked ninth through 16th nationally, the Jeffs blanked Vassar College 9-0 and edged Cornell University 5-4 on Saturday before falling to No. 9 Bates College 5-4 in the finals.

Juniors Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA) and Ali Gibbs (Greenwich, CT) and first-year Emily O’Brien (New Canaan, CT) each earned a trio of victories as the Jeffs posted their best finish at the Howe Cup since their 10th-place showing in 1998.

Amherst returns to action Friday through Sunday, March 5-7, at the Collegiate Squash Association Individual Championships, hosted by St. Lawrence University.

Friday - Sunday, February 20-22, 2004 * Howe Cup Nationals * New Haven, CT

AMHERST 9 - VASSAR 0
1. Ashley Harmeling (Amh.) def. Sara Wood (9-2, 9-0, 9-0)
2. Liz Martin (Amh.) def. Anna Moser (9-2, 9-4, 7-9, 9-4)
3. Caroline Shannon (Amh.) def. Emily Morris (9-5, 9-1, 9-7)
4. Ali Gibbs (Amh.) def. Katie Siegal (9-5, 9-0, 9-0)
5. Emily O’Brien (Amh.) def. Judy Jarvis (9-0, 9-0, 9-0)
6. Emily Stark (Amh.) def. Alex Ho (5-9, 9-2, 9-1, 9-2)
7. Abby Mantica (Amh.) def. Jessica Labun (9-5, 10-8, 9-4)
8. Tara Kenney (Amh.) def. Blair Koner (9-3, 9-0, 9-0)
9. Emily Zandy (Amh.) def. Sandy Eckel (9-3, 9-0, 9-1)

AMHERST 5 - CORNELL 4
1. Ashley Harmeling (Amh.) def. Caitlin Russell (5-9, 10-8, 9-1, 9-1)
2. Cory Warfield (C) def. Liz Martin (9-6, 8-10, 6-9, 10-8, 9-1)
3. Brooke Stetson (C) def. Caroline Shannon (9-7, 9-6, 9-7)
4. Ali Gibbs (Amh.) def. Allison Laycob (9-7, 7-9, 9-2, 9-6)
5. Emily O'Brien (Amh.) def. Anna Beavis (9-2, 9-5, 9-7)
6. Margo Dickson (C) def. Emily Stark (9-1, 9-1, 9-4)
7. Claire Zipf (C) def. Abby Mantica (9-2, 9-4, 9-4)
8. Tara Kenney (Amh.) def. Jamie Singer (8-10, 9-1, 9-3, 9-4)
9. Emily Zandy (Amh.) def. Stephanie Tsay (9-3, 9-2, 9-1)

BATES 5 - AMHERST 4
1. Ashley Harmeling (Amh.) def. Melissa lue Yen (9-5, 9-1, 9-1)
2. Liz Martin (Amh.) def. Kelsey Engman (9-5, 4-9, 9-4, 7-9, 9-3)
3. Jenny Loring (B) def. Caroline Shannon (9-6, 9-3, 10-8)
4. Ali Gibbs (Amh.) def. Liza Roberts (5-9, 9-7, 9-3, 4-9, 9-7)
5. Emily O’Brien (Amh.) def. Schyuler Haynes (5-9, 6-9, 9-7, 9-6, 9-1)
6. Sarah Persing (B) def. Emily Stark (9-6, 9-6, 9-2)
7. Kristen Brush (B) def. Abby Mantica (9-3, 9-2, 9-1)
8. Maggie Smith (B) def. Tara Kenney (9-7, 5-9, 9-7, 9-7)
9. Liz Wagoner (B) def. Emily Zandy (9-3, 9-0, 10-8)