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Women's squash finishes with No. 14 national ranking

Roller

Neal

Cabot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The Bates College women's squash team finished the 2009 season with a No. 14 national ranking, after falling to Middlebury 6-3 Sunday in the 13-14 match of the College Squash Association Team Nationals at Harvard University.

Winning their matches for the Bobcats (11-10) were junior Whitney Roller (Haverford, Pa.) at No. 2 in straight games, first-year Mimi Neal (Danvers, Mass.) at No. 5 in straight games and sophomore Stephanie Cabot (Dover, Mass.) at No. 8 in five games. Senior Sophie Runquist (Kent, Conn.)  lost in five games at No. 6, and junior Hannah Laverty (Brooklyn, N.Y.), senior captain Margot Webel (Locust Valley, N.Y.) and senior Sarah Blomstedt (Gill, Mass.) fell in four games at Nos. 1, 3 and 4, respectively.

Some members of the team will still compete in the CSA Individual Nationals Feb. 27 to March 1 at Williams College.

Middlebury 6, Bates 3

1. Sally Hatfield def. Hannah Laverty 9-4 8-10 9-3 9-7

2. Virginia Shannon def. by Whitney Roller 1-9 9-5 9-5

3. Avery Tilney def. Margot Webel  9-2 4-9 9-7 9-7

4. Caroline Woodworth def. Sarah Blomstedt 9-2 10-8 7-9 9-4

5. Sarah deCamp def. by Mimi Neal 9-7 9-7 9-3

6. Kathryn Bostwick def. Sophie Runquist 9-7 3-9 9-10 9-4 9-5

7. Liz McMorris def. Anna Hogeland 9-3 9-4 9-0

8. Jamie Burchfield def. by Stephanie Cabot 2-9 3-9 9-7 9-4 9-7

9. Al Boillot def. Virginia Schippers 9-1 9-3 9-0