Women’s squash beats Bowdoin at nationals, avenging earlier loss
PRINCETON, N.J. — The Bates College women’s squash team defeated Bowdoin College 5-4 on Friday at the College Squash Association Team Nationals, avenging their regular season-ending loss to the Polar Bears and keeping them in the hunt for the Kurtz Cup.
The Bobcats (11-9) are seeded 13th overall and thus play in the Kurtz Cup (B) Division for seeds 9 through 16. The Bobcats finished their regular season with a 6-3 loss at Bowdoin (11-10) on Feb. 10, which broke Bates’ 10-match win streak against the Polar Bears and gave Bowdoin the 12th seed at nationals.
Bates will next face the winner between No. 9 Williams and No. 16 Tufts, who played later on Friday afternoon, on Saturday at 9 a.m. in the Kurtz Cup semifinals.
Go to http://squashtalk.com/collegesquash/HoweCup08.htm for all the latest tournament information.
Senior co-captains Charlotte Gerrish (Rye, N.Y.) and Caroline Lemoine (Natick, Mass.), who lost at positions 4 and 3, respectively, in the Feb. 10 loss, set the tone by switching spots in the lineup, with Gerrish at 3 and Lemoine at 4, and recording 3-0 victories over Bowdoin’s Elena Laird and Kate Gormley. Bates junior Margot Webel (Locust Valley, N.Y.) also turned the tables at the 7 spot, defeating Biz Gillespie 3-0 to avenge a 3-2 defeat on Feb. 10. Also winning points for Bates on Friday were junior Sarah Blomstedt (Gill, Mass.) at No. 6 and junior Sophie Runquist (Kent, Conn.) at No. 9.
Women’s Squash Result
Bates 5, Bowdoin 4
Feb. 22, 2008 at Princeton University
1 Hannah Laverty (Bates) lost to Lauren Gesswein (Bowdoin) 9-4, 9-7, 9-0
2 Jenny Imrich (Bates) lost to Emilie McKenna (Bowdoin) 9-3, 9-1, 9-5
3 Charlotte Gerrish (Bates) def. Elena Laird (Bowdoin) 9-4, 9-5, 9-6
4 Caroline Lemoine (Bates) def. Kate Gormley (Bowdoin) 10-9, 10-8, 10-8
5 Whitney Roller (Bates) lost to Alex Franceschi (Bowdoin) 9-6, 1-9, 9-5, 9-1
6 Sarah Blomstedt (Bates) def. Jackie Deysher (Bowdoin) 9-0, 10-9, 9-2
7 Margot Webel (Bates) def. Biz Gillespie (Bowdoin) 9-4, 9-1, 9-4
8 Stephanie Cabot (Bates) lost to Sarah Podamiczky (Bowdoin) 9-7, 9-3, 9-6
9 Sophie Runquist (Bates) def. Jennifer Crouch (Bowdoin) 9-1, 9-2, 9-1