Women's squash beats Tufts to finish season
The Colby women’s squash team traveled to Cambridge, Mass. this past weekend to compete in the College Squash Association Team Championships at Harvard University. The Mules played 20th-ranked Wesleyan University on Friday, Feb. 24, but fell 6-3. Kate Pistel ’13 won her 20th match of the season, having been previously named to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) All-Conference First Team. Pistel, an All-NESCAC selection in all three years of play, took a 3-0 win over Wesleyan’s Mary Foster at first position. Lindsey McKenna ’14 also had a victory on Friday, with a 3-1 win over Lauren Nelson in the third spot. Liz Brehman ’15 had a 3-0 win at the sixth spot.
The Mules took an easy 9-0 win over 24th-ranked Wellesley College in the semifinal match of the consolation round on Saturday night. Pistel won her 50th career match and McKenna moved to within one win of 20 victories for the season. Molly Parsons ’13, Tara Tischio ’15, Maddie Hunsicker ’15, Brehman, Coco Cowan ’12, Lily Greenberg ’13 and Emma Beck ’12 also won matches for the Mules.
The women’s squash team ended the season strong after taking an 8-1 win over Tufts University, giving the Mules the 21st ranking in the country. McKenna became the second Colby player to reach 20 wins for the season in a 3-0 match against Ann Bellinger. She went 3-0 in national tourney play, improving her record to 20-9 for the season.
Pistel finished the season with a team-best 22-7 record at the first position after an easy 3-0 win against Mercedes Lee Barba of Tufts. Parsons also won her match against Jessica Rubine, playing five games to come up with a 3-2 win. She finishes the season with an impressive 17-12 record. Fifth-position player Hunsicker won her match 3-2, while Brehman also came up with the victory at sixth position. Cowan, Greenberg and Beck all won 3-0 matches for the Mules.