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Women's squash beats Bowdoin 9-0 on Senior Night







LEWISTON, Maine -- The Bates College women's squash team rolled past rival Bowdoin 9-0 on Wednesday at the Bates Squash Center, for their third straight win.

Bates (10-8, 4-3 NESCAC) withstood stiff challenges at the top two positions on the ladder as well as the ninth spot, where senior Cheri-Ann Parris (St. Philip, Barbados), junior Mimi Neal (Danvers, Mass.) and senior Emily Russell (Queensbury, N.Y.), respectively, prevailed in four games apiece. Bowdoin senior Lauren Gesswein (Fairfield, Conn.), junior Elizabeth Warner (Atlanta, Ga.) and first-year Gretchen Williams (Lincoln, Mass.) all won individual games for the Polar Bears, at the first, second, and ninth positions, respectively.

Winning in straight games for the Bobcats were first-year Ashley Brooks (Roslindale, Mass.) at No. 3, senior Stephanie Cabot (Dover, Mass.) at No. 4, first-year Samantha Matos (New York, N.Y.) at No. 5, first-year Rakey Drammeh (New York, N.Y.) at No. 6, senior Anna Hogeland (Williamstown, Mass.) at No. 7 and sophomore Liza Dorison (Longmeadow, Mass.) at No. 8.

The match served as Senior Night for three four-year letterwinners on the team in Cabot, Hogeland and Russell. Cabot raised her career individual record to 48-25, Hogeland raised hers to 43-22 and Russell raised hers to 22-11.

The No. 21 ranked Polar Bears dropped to 2-11 on the season and 0-3 in NESCAC play.

Connecticut College will visit Bates on Saturday at 1 p.m. Bowdoin hosts Colby tomorrow at 6 p.m.

Bates 9, Bowdoin 0

Jan. 26, 2011 at Bates

1. Parris, Cheri-Ann (Bates) def. Gesswein, Lauren B (Bowdoin) 9-11, 11-4, 11-7, 12-10

2. Neal, Maura V (Bates) def. Warner, Elizabeth E (Bowdoin) 14-12, 7-11, 11-7, 12-10

3. Brooks, Ashley M (Bates) def. Wlodarczyk, Monica (Bowdoin) 11-2, 11-3, 11-4

4. Cabot, Stephanie (Bates) def. Schetman, Elizabeth K. (Bowdoin) 11-3, 11-3, 11-6

5. Matos, Samantha (Bates) def. Cao, Bonnie (Bowdoin) 11-7, 11-3, 11-5

6. Drammeh, Rakey (Bates) def. Peacock-Villada, Alexandra Y (Bowdoin) 11-9, 11-8, 11-1

7. Hogeland, Anna (Bates) def. Whitcomb, Christiana (Bowdoin) 11-4, 11-1, 11-3

8. Dorison, Liza C. (Bates) def. Martin, Michaela (Bowdoin) 11-4, 11-4, 11-3

9. Russell, Emily C. (Bates) def. Williams, Gretchen R. (Bowdoin) 11-9, 10-12, 11-3, 11-7

(10.) Mayer, Jane W. (Bates) def. Cannell, Louisa (Bowdoin) 11-3, 11-3, 11-3 (exhibition)