St. Lawrence University's women's squash match against Franklin and Marshall at the Robie Squash Courts on Saturday was as close as the rankings between the two teams.
The Saints, ranked 19th nationally, had to use an altered lineup when number two player Brigitte Tousignant was forced to miss the match against the 18th ranked Diplomats due to injury, and while Franklin and Marshall prevailed 6-3, it was close through much of the lineup.
Saint number one Jill Baker improved to 6-3 on the season with a 3-0 win over Emily Caldwell, winning 11-8, 11-5, 11-4. Emily Terry, playing up a spot in Tousignant's stead, battled Roxana Mead before losing 3-1. Terry won game one 11-7 before Mead rallied with 11-9, 11-6, 11-7 wins to take the match. Zoe Kagan lost a heartbreaker 3-2 to Katherine O'Brien at three, winning games one and two by 11-4 and 11-6 scores, but O'Brien took game three 13-11 and closed out the match with 11-6 and 11-9 wins in games four and five.
Jazmin Matos beat the Saints' Britt Cox 11-4, 11-2, 11-4 at four and Val Quan and Liz Gatling had a good match at five with the Diplomats' Gatling winning 12-10, 11-4, 12-10. Dana Rapisarda beat Sarah Neilsen 11-2, 11-7, 11-6 at six and Krista Lancione prevailed 11-6, 11-3, 11-13, 11-3 over Carolyn Fisher in a 3-1 match at seven.
The Saints Parker Benedict beat Alex Matalon of F&M 7-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-9 at eight, Paige Buchanan beat Lily Sands 11-6, 11-8 and 11-3 at nine and Cat Sanderson beat the Diplomats Ashley Strunk 11-7, 11-7, 11-8 in the exhibition at 10.
The Saint will play their final home match of the season on Tuesday, hosting Hamilton.