The St. George’s girls’ varsity squash team emerged victorious for the second year in a row at the 2018 HEAD U.S. High School Team Squash Championships in Philadelphia on Feb. 2-4.
The girls’ squash tournament featured 78 teams spread over five divisions with the Dragons entering the weekend as the No. 1 seed in Division II.
The team included Ainsley Weber '18, Amelia Schofield '18, Rachel Smithie '18, Georgina Green '18, Julia Schofield '19, Maya Bardorf '20, Diya Moolani '20, and Darcy Weber '21.
The girls team swept Shipley School 7-0 in its first matchup on Feb. 2.
The Dragons then faced two teams on Feb. 3 – Conastoga High School and Rye High School. In the afternoon, the team beat Conastoga High School 5-2 and then later played Rye High School, emerging with a 4-3 victory.
During the finals on Feb. 3, the girls’ squash team went up against Agnes Irwin's JV squad and won 4-3.
“Nerves were high in this one, and the early matches were a back-and-forth affair and after the first five matches, St. George's held a tenuous 3-2 lead, helped in large part by co-captain Rachel Smithie '18’s five-game win at the No. 6 spot,” Coach Sarah Mongan said. “With the No. 3 and 4 matches last on court, heads turned back and forth with every point. Maya Bardorf '20 capped off an undefeated weekend with a 3-0 victory and clinched the championship match for the Dragons.”
“This was a tremendous weekend of competitive squash up and down the ladder with every member of the team earning at least one victory,” added Mongan.