Women's squash slips
While the men stayed home, the women’s squash team traveled south to Princeton University for its final team competition of the season. It would prove to be a fruitless trip, however, as the Mules lost three straight matches to Bowdoin College, Tufts University and Hobart William Smith.
The weekend opened with a first-round match against Bowdoin, which the Mules lost 8-1. The lone win came on the back of number- two player Molly Parsons ’13. Parsons maintained her good form throughout the weekend, winning all three of her matches. The Bowdoin result hardly came as a surprise, seeing as Colby had already been beaten twice during the regular season by the Polar Bears.
In the second round, Colby took on Tufts who they had beaten twice during the regular season. The Tufts match was the most disappointing of the weekend because captain Ali Crevi ’11 felt they could have beaten the Jumbos handily.
The Mules played their last match of the weekend against Hobart William Smith and lost 5-4. The Mules very nearly managed to hang on for the win, but just missed out, losing the pivotal match in five games.
The team now has some time to rest up before the Intercollegiate Singles Championships during the first weekend of March. The men’s team’s last team competition will take place next weekend as they travel to Harvard University to finish out their season. They will then join their female counterparts for the singles championships in March.