Women’s Squash | Tufts heads into NESCACs after win over BC

In its last match before the NESCAC tournament, the No. 25 women’s squash team added another victory on Wednesday over the No. 30 Boston College at Boston College in a close 5-4 match. The victory comes on the heels of another 5-4 win against Conn. College last Saturday.

Tufts had previously played Boston College in November and won by the same margin. Despite being the underdogs (at the time, the Eagles were ranked 28th, while the Jumbos were 32nd) and also missing their top player, sophomore Paget Stanco, Tufts was able to pull through.

Both were really close matches,” sophomore Sophie Laing said. “Going into this game, we knew that it was going to be really tough, but I think that got us really excited to take them on again. Winning 5-4 was awesome.”

“Our lineup was completely different in the fall as it was in the spring,” junior captain Ann Bellinger said. “In the fall we were missing two of our key players.”

Junior Paige Dahlman, who was abroad in the fall, and Stanco, who was unable to attend the match, left the team undermanned the first time around.

For this match against the Eagles, two players were absent once again. The original lineup was announced well in advance