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Sports Weekend Preview: Squash has final home matches

The Bates men's and women's squash teams are the only ones competing at home this weekend. Current female Bobcat of the Week Cheri-Ann Parris and the No. 12-ranked Bobcats play their last home matches of the season this weekend, and they are key ones at that. The Bobcats are hosting #26 Columbia on Friday at 6 p.m., #11 Mount Holyoke on Saturday at 2 p.m., and #10 Brown on Sunday at 4 p.m. They are the final home matches of senior captains Hannah Laverty and Whitney Roller -- who have both played in the top three spots in Bates' lineup throughout their careers -- and senior Morgan Maciewicz, a newcomer to the team this year.

The men's team, ranked No. 11 in the country, will be even busier, hosting #34 Columbia on Friday at 6 p.m., #31 MIT on Saturday at 11 a.m., #24 Denison on Saturday at 3:30 p.m., #23 Stanford on Saturday at 5 p.m., #9 Dartmouth on Sunday at 11 a.m. and #13 Brown on Sunday at 4 p.m. It's the last chance to catch seniors Kush Mahan and Jordan Greenberg, who have excelled in the top two positions in the lineup for the past two seasons, in a collegiate match at the Bates Squash Center.

Watch the squash teams take on Brown University on Sunday via Live Webcast!!!

Men's and women's basketball head to Connecticut this weekend for games against Connecticut College on Friday (women at 6 p.m., men at 8 p.m.) and at Wesleyan University on Saturday (women at 2 p.m., men at 4 p.m.). You can follow the Wesleyan games online via Live Stats at http://www.nescac.com/links/n15gdy

Both the men's and women's indoor track and field teams will have select athletes competing Friday in the Terrier Classic at Boston University, beginning at 2 p.m. On Saturday, both teams will compete in full at the USM Invitational in Gorham, starting at 1 p.m. Other teams slated to participate include Springfield, Clark, Worcester State, Saint Joseph's and Mount Holyoke.

The men's and women's swimming and diving teams compete at NESCAC rival Tufts University on Saturday, in a meet split up into a women's portion (12 p.m.) and a men's portion (3 p.m.). Also competing at the meet are the Lyons of Wheaton (Mass.) College.

The alpine and Nordic skiing teams have a break in the EISA carnival circuit this weekend. They'll compete at the UVM Carnival next weekend.