The sixth ranked Cornell University women's squash team shut out 19th ranked St. Lawrence at the Robie Squash Center in Canton on Saturday, sweeping the Saints 9-0 without losing a game.
Cornell improves to 5-2 on the season while the Saints, embarking on a very challenging series which includes consecutive matches with Cornell, fifth-ranked Yale and Harvard, are now 2-4.
While Cornell swept all nine matches by 3-0 scores, several were very competitive games. Rookie Jill Baker sustained her first loss of the year for the Saints against Danielle Letourneau of Cornell, losing 11-3, 11-6, 11-6 while Emily Terry battled Cornell's Rachel Sherman at three, losing 11-7, 11-2 and 14-12 in a great game three.
The Big Red's Jessenia Pacheo beat SLU's Brigitte Tousignant at two, Bryn Daniels turned back Zoe Kagan of the Saints 11-6, 11-8, 11-4 at four and Lindsay Seginson beat Brittany Coxe at five. Reut Odinak beat SLU's Val Quan at six, Olivia Wherry turned back SLU's Sarah Nielson 11-6, 11-6, 11-6 at seven, Laura Caty beat Carolyn Fisher at eighth and Sydney Francis beat Paige Buchanan at nine. Kristin Scillia of Cornell was a 11-7, 11-2, 11-2 winner over Parker Benedict in the exhibition match in the 10th spot in the lineup.
The Saints play at Yale, Harvard and Tufts in matches next weekend while Cornell will host Franklin and Marshall on Jan. 31.
Cornell 9, SLU 0
Danielle Letourneau, Cor. Def. Jill Baker, SLU 3-0 (11-3, 11-6, 11-6)
Jessenia Pacheo Cor. Def. Brigitte Tousignant, SLU 3-0 (11-5, 11-3, 11-1)
Rachel Sherman, Cor. Def. Emily Terry, SLU 3-0 (11-7, 11-2, 14-12)
Bryn Daniels, Cor. Def. Zoe Kagan, SLU 3-0 (11-6, 11-8, 11-4)
Linsday Seginson, Cor. Def. Brittany Coxe, SLU 3-0 (11-1, 11-3, 11-2)
Reut Odinak, Cor. Def. Val Quan, SLU 3-0 (11-3, 11-1, 11-3)
Olivia Wherry, Cor. Def. Sarah Nielson SLU 3-0 (11-5, 11-6, 11-6)
Laura Caty, Cor. Def. Carolyn Fisher, SLU 3-0 (11-3, 11-2, 11-2)
Sydney Francis, Cor. Def. Paige Buchanan, SLU 3-0 (11-2, 11-4, 11-4)
Kristin Scillia Cor. Def. Parker Benedict, SLU 3-0 (11-7, 11-2, 11-2)