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Women's squash beats higher-ranked Middlebury, 5-4







NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- The No. 13 nationally ranked Bates women's squash team scored a 5-4 upset win over No. 11 Middlebury on Friday at Yale.

The Bobcats evened their NESCAC record to 3-3 and their overall mark to 8-8 with the win.

Winning their matches for Bates were sophomore Cheri-Ann Parris (St. Philip, Barbados) at the top spot on the ladder, first-year Ashley Brooks (Roslindale, Mass.) at No. 3, senior Stephanie Cabot (Dover, Mass.) at No. 5, first-year Samantha Matos (New York, N.Y.) at No. 6 and first-year Rakey Drammeh (New York, N.Y.) at No. 7.

The Bobcats play at No. 14 Columbia on Saturday at noon.

Bates 5, Middlebury 4

Jan. 21, 2011 at Yale

1. Laird,Elena L (M) def. by Parris,Cheri-Ann (B) 11-7,11-4,11-9

2. Jenkins,Abigail E. (M) def. Neal,Maura (B) 11-7,11-5,11-4

3. Shannon,Virginia S. (M) def. by Brooks,Ashley M (B) 11-13,11-9,11-9,11-6

4. Bostwick,Kathryn G. (M) def. Bragg,Alison H (B) 11-7,11-7,11-8

5. Becker,Lindsay S. (M) def. by Cabot,Stephanie  (B) 11-13,11-2,11-7,9-11,11-4

6. Chen,Amanda C (M) def. by Matos,Samantha  (B) 11-13,11-8,11-9,11-7

7. Burchfield,Jamie (M) def. by Drammeh,Rakey (B) 11-7,11-5,11-6

8. Yates,Kathryn A. (M) def. Hogeland,Anna (B) 7-11,11-8,8-11,16-14,11-2

9. Ulrich,Anne F (M) def. Dorison,Liza C. (B) 11-7,11-5,11-2

(10.) Boillot,Alexandra (M) def. by Mayer,Jane W. (B) 11-2,12-14,11-7,11-7