Canisius boys, Nardin girls win National Squash Championships

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW) - The Canisius boys and Nardin girls squash teams are National Champions.

On Sunday afternoon, the Canisius Crusaders won the Division VI title at the U.S. High School Championships in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Crusaders won the overall Division after beating King (7-0), Malvern Prep (5-2), BCSM (4-3) and Radnor (4-3).

Nichols School also competed in the Division VI bracket winning their first match over Friends (4-3) before losing to eventual runner-up Radnor (4-3).

On the girls field, Nardin Academy won the Division V title after a first round bye followed by wins over Friends (5-2), Brearley NYL (5-2), and Greenwich (4-3).

Buffalo Seminary competed in the Division IV bracket and made it to the quarter-finals after a 6-1 win over Miss Porter's School before falling to New Canaan A (4-3).

Nichols School made it all the way to the semi-finals in the Division III bracket after match wins against Baldwin JV (6-1) and Rye Country Day School (7-0). They lost to eventual National Champions Hopkins School A Team 4-3. Their semi-final loss put them in the Consolation game where they beat St. Catherine's 5-2 for a 3rd place finish.

*The above photos are courtesy of Canisius High School and Carolyn Gerardi Coppola*

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