ITHACA, N.Y. - On Saturday, Dec. 7, the No. 11 Columbia women's squash team faced its first Ivy League team to start the season at No. 6 Cornell. The Big Red proved to be a tough matchup handing the Lions a 7-2 defeat.

Columbia's Catherine Jenkins picked up a victory at the No. 4 position in a poised five-set game. Jenkins trailed 2-1 after the first three games, but the sophomore came up big to win back-to-back sets over Cornell's Brynn Daniels, 11-5, 8-11, 3-11, 11-4, 11-9. Kate Calihan also gave the Lions a win at the No. 9 position capturing the victory in straight sets, 11-6,11-7, 11-2.

The Lions drop to 1-1 to end the calendar year. Columbia will jump back into Ivy Leauge play on Saturday, Jan. 11 at Yale in a noon match.

Match Date Home Matches
Visitor Matches
12/7/13  No. 6 Cornell 7  No. 11 Columbia 2
  Cornell Columbia Winner's Score Winner
1S Danielle Letourneau
Colette Sultana 12-10,11-0,11-4 Cornell
2S Jesse Pacheco
Grace Van Arkel 11-7,11-6,11-2 Cornell
3S Rachel Au
Reyna Pacheco 2-11,11-6,11-6,11-3 Cornell
4S Brynn Daniels
Catherine Jenkins 11-5, 8-11, 3-11, 11-4, 11-9 Columbia
5S Rachel Scherman
Maya Patel 11-9, 11-9,8-11, 11-4 Cornell
6S Reut Oinak
Leah Barnet 8-11,11-5,11-7, 11-5 Cornell
7S Olivia Wherry
Alisha Maity 11-7, 8-11,11-5, 8-11,12-10 Cornell
8S Sydney Francis Monica Stone 11-9,11-8,11-9 Cornell
9S Kristin Scillia Kate Calihan 11-6, 11-7,11-2 Columbia