Sarah Blomstedt '09
Stephanie Cabot '11
Sophie Runquist '09
BRUNSWICK, Maine -- The Bowdoin College women's squash team defeated Bates for the first time since 2003, taking a 6-3 win over the Bobcats on Sunday afternoon. The 13th-ranked Polar Bears snapped a 10-match losing skid to their Lewiston rivals and stand at 11-9 this season, while the 12th-ranked Bobcats fall to 10-9.
The Polar Bears took control of the match by winning at the top five positions. Lauren Gesswein, Emilie McKenna and Elena Laird all claimed 3-0 wins in the top three spots, respectively, while Kate Gormley and Alex Franchesci earned key five-game wins at number four and five. Biz Gillespie was the other Bowdoin winner, taking a 3-2 decision at number seven.
Winning for Bates were junior Sarah Blomstedt (Gill, Mass.) at No. 6, first-year Stephanie Cabot (Dover, Mass.) at No. 8 and junior Sophie Runquist (Kent, Conn.) at No. 9.
Bates will travel to Princeton University for the CSA Team Nationals, starting Feb. 22.
Women's Squash Result
Feb. 10, 2008 at Brunswick, Maine
Bowdoin 6, Bates 3
1) BOW - Gesswein d. Laverty (9-0, 9-2, 9-1)
2) BOW - McKenna d. Imrich (9-0, 9-2, 9-0)
3) BOW - Laird d. Lemoine (9-7, 9-2, 9-6)
4) BOW - Gormley d. Gerrish (6-9.4-9,9-3,9-0,9-2)
5) BOW - Franchesci d. Roller (9-3,6-9,9-6,8-10,9-2)
6) BAT - Blomstedt d. Deysher (9-1,9-3,9-5)
7) BOW - Gillespie d. Webel (7-9,9-6,9-1,6-9,9-7)
8) BAT - Cabot d. Podmaniczky (9-4, 9-0, 9-0)
9) BAT - Runquist d. Crouch (9-1, 9-0, 9-0)