Squash teams fall to Bowdoin and Bates
The Colby College men’s squash team, ranked 24th nationally, hosted Bates College this past Sunday, Feb. 12. The Mules fell 6-3 to the 17th-ranked Bobcats, but William Sullivan ’13 won an exciting match for his 20th win of the season. Sullivan has an impressive record of 20-9 on the season, playing at second position. Other wins of the day came from John Eder ’15 and Pete Gabranski ’13. Eder, playing at the eighth position for the Mules, currently holds the best winning percentage on the team with an 18-5 record. Gabranski won the other match for Colby at the seventh spot. First-position player Harry Smith ’12 had a very tight game with scores of 12-10, 9-11, 11-13, 11-2, 11-4 against opponent Bobby Burns, but fell 3-2. Nat Cooper ’12, Roy Simpson ’14, Will Hochman ’14, Stephen Carroll ’14 and Ben York ’15 all played well for the Mules as well.
This coming weekend, the men will compete at Princeton University in the Intercollegiate Team Championships for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) title.
The women’s squash team, currently ranked 21st in the nation, took on 17th-ranked Bowdoin College this past Saturday at the Dunaway Courts. Colby dropped a tough 5-4 decision against the Polar Bears, but first-position player Kate Pistel ’13 had an exciting win against Bowdoin’s Torey Lee, earning her the 19th victory of her season. She swept Lee 3-0 by a score of 11-4, 11-9, 11-6. The Mules also received wins from Tara Tischio ’15 and Liz Brehman ’15. Tischio won 3-2 against Bowdoin’s Michaela Martin (10-12, 11-8, 7-11, 12-10, 14-12), and Brehman won 3-1 against Bonnie Cao (8-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-9). Lindsey McKenna ’14, playing at the number three spot for the Mules, had an exciting day as well, earning her 17th victory of the year in a 3-0 match against Monica Wlodarczyk (11-6, 11-8, 11-5).
The women will compete in the Intercollegiate Team Championships at Harvard University the weekend of Feb. 24 for the NCAA title.