New Haven, Conn. - February 21, 2020 - The Mount Holyoke College squash team fell to Georgetown University, 8-1, in the College Squash Association (CSA) Team National Championships, hosted at Yale University on Friday evening.
The Lyons, which were No. 3 in the Epps Cup Division, was led by a victory at the No. 1 spot from standout sophomore Mihiliya Methsarani (Panadura, Sri Lanka), who defeated Nina Thomas 11-5, 11-2, 11-2.
Georgetown, which was No. 6 in the bracket, would then win the next eight decisions to claim victory. At No. 2, Jennifer Mbah (Jamaica Plain, Mass.) was defeated by Maddy Forbess 11-1, 4-11, 17-15, 11-8, while at No. 3, Kuzivakwashe Madungwe (Harare, Zimbabwe) fell to Nicole Carino, 11-9, 11-4, 11-7.
At No. 4, Giselle Cabrera (Bronx, N.Y.) dropped a three-game decision to Julia Sachman, while Genesis Lara Granados (Bronx, N.Y.) fell at No. 5 to Elle Santry. Junior Emma Robson (Amherst, Mass.) fell to Sarah Conner in three games at No. 6, while at No. 7, Nicole Lara Granados (Bronx, N.Y.) was able to take a set off of Grace Feagin, but eventually fell in four games.
The Lyons now will enter the consolation bracket and will take on Boston College on Saturday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m.