After dropping the national title match to rival Yale last year, co-captain Nirasha Guruge and the Harvard women’s squash team will seek retribution when the CSA Team Championships come to Cambridge this weekend.
In her final regular season match, Harvard co-captain Nirasha Guruge, shown above in earlier action, defeated Yale co-captain Rhetta Nadas in four games, battling back from an early one-game deficit to grab the win. Guruge was one of five Crimson players to grab victories on Sunday.
Battling back pain, junior Laura Gemmell, shown here in previous action, still managed to win both of her weekend contests playing at the No. 2 spot. The former national champion remains perfect on the year.
Co-captain Devan Kennifer, shown above in earlier action, turned in two strong offensive performance for the Harvard women’s water polo team, notching seven goals in the Crimson’s 15-14 loss to Iona and two in Harvard’s 13-1 win over Villanova, both on Saturday.
Co-captain Nirasha Guruge, shown above in earlier action, and the Harvard women’s squash team captured a decisive 8-1 win over Trinity on Saturday, preserving the Crimson’s undefeated record and No. 1 ranking in the country. Guruge grabbed a 3-0 win for the Crimson at the No. 3 spot.
Co-captain Nirasha Guruge, shown above in earlier action, and the Harvard women’s squash team did not drop a single match this weekend. Despite playing a demanding number of games, the Crimson came out on top in each of its matchups, 9-0. Junior Laura Gemmell played her only match of the weekend against No. 15 Amherst, downing her opponent in three straight sets.
Harvard junior Laura Gemmell, shown above, enters the 2011-12 season with renewed focus after dropping the first match of her collegiate career in the finals of February’s CSA National Individual Championships. The No. 1 Crimson opens its season tomorrow against Stanford and Williams.
Junior co-captain Devan Kennifer paced the Harvard attack, leading the way with 76 goals. The Monterrey, Calif., native was also a staunch defender and tallied a team-high 81 goals. Kennifer was named the team MVP and earned a CWPA Southern Division all-conference first-team accolade.
Rookie pitcher Laura Ricciardone, shown above in previous action, and junior pitcher Rachel Brown took care of blanking the Big Red for the second straight game on Sunday to win the Ivy League Championship Series. The offense pitched in as well, scoring nine runs in two games.