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Women's squash blasts Vassar for first win





NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- The Bates College women's squash team rolled to an 8-1 victory over Vassar College Friday night at Yale University for their first win this season. The No. 12-ranked Bobcats now stand at 1-4.

First-year Mimi Neal (Danvers, Mass.) didn't allow a single point at the No. 6 position, while similarly dominating perofrmances were put on by senior captain Margot Webel (Locust Valley, N.Y.) at No. 3, sophomore Anna Hogeland (Williamstown, Mass.) at No. 7 and senior Virginia Schippers (Brooklyn, N.Y.) at No. 9.

Bates has a pair of matches tomorrow in Connecticut. The Bobcats play at Wesleyan University at 9:30 a.m. before traveling back to Yale to face Mount Holyoke at 1:15 p.m.

Bates 8, Vassar 1

1. Kraft, Emilie def. Roller, Whitney 8-10,9-6,9-0,9-6 

2. Weiss, Eleanor def. by Laverty, Hannah 9-7,9-7,9-0 

3. Blinkoff, Hope def. by Webel, Margot 9-2,9-0,9-1 

4. Ly, Caitlin def. by Blomstedt, Sarah 9-4,9-1,9-2

5. Taylor, Margaret def. by Runquist, Sophie 9-2,9-5,9-0 

6. Hockney, Sarah def. by Neal, Maura 9-0,9-0,9-0 

7. Mak, Cheuk Ting def. by Hogeland, Anna 9-1,9-0,9-0 

8. Punukollu, Nina def. by Cabot, Stephanie 9-0,9-2,9-1 

9. Schwarz, Kristina def. by Schippers, Virginia 9-0,9-1,9-1