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Women's squash blasts Amherst 8-1 in Kurtz Cup quarterfinals









PRINCETON, N.J. -- The Bates College women's squash team turned its rubber match against Amherst College into an 8-1 rout Friday afternoon in the quarterfinals of Kurtz Cup play at the College Squash Association Team Nationals.

Bates (14-10), the No. 12 seed, will play the top seed in the Kurtz Cup, or "B" Division for national seeds 9 through 16, No. 9 Brown, Saturday at 9 a.m. at Princeton's Jadwin Courts in the bracket semifinals. The Bobcats are now guaranteed to finish between No. 9 and No. 12 in the final national rankings.

Bates' No. 1 player on the ladder, sophomore Cheri-Ann Parris (St. Philip, Barbados), defeated Hayely Milbourn handily, while first-year Ashley Brooks (Roslindale, Mass.) and junior Mimi Neal (Danvers, Mass.) rang up 3-1 wins at Nos. 2 and 3. Bates dominated at positions 5 through 7, where senior Stephanie Cabot (Dover, Mass.), first-year Samantha Matos (New York, N.Y.) and first-year Rakey Drammeh (New York, N.Y.) all swept their opponents by 3-0 scores. Senior Anna Hogeland (Williamstown, Mass.) fought back from 2-1 down to win at No. 8, and first-year Jane Mayer (Bronxville, N.Y.) won 3-1 at No. 9.

Amherst (15-7) upset the Bobcats with a 6-3 win in Amherst on Jan. 15, but Bates evened the season series with a 6-3 win of its own on Feb. 5 in the NESCAC quarterfinals at Trinity.

The Lord Jeffs, seeded 13th, will face No. 16 George Washington tomorrow in the Kurtz consolation bracket.

Bates 8, Amherst 1

Feb. 18, 2011 at Dillon Courts, Princeton

1. Milbourn,Hayley C (A) def. by Parris,Cheri-Ann (B) 11-5, 11-7, 11-6

2. Lusardi,Chandler C (A) def. by Brooks,Ashley M (B) 11-6, 10-12, 11-1 11-9

3. Piper,Anne O. (A) def. by Neal,Maura V (B) 5-11, 11-3, 11-6, 11-4

4. Savage,Katherine E. (A) def. Bragg,Alison H (B) 11-8, 11-6, 12-14, 11-5

5. Scheidt,Anna E. (A) def. by Cabot,Stephanie (B) 11-3, 11-8, 11-9

6. Kramer,Evelyn E. (A) def. by Matos,Samantha (B) 11-6, 11-5, 11-3

7. Bell,Amelia M (A) def. by Drammeh,Rakey (B) 11-5, 11-7, 11-5

8. Rice,Lena D (A) def. by Hogeland,Anna (B) 11-8, 8-11, 4-11, 11-8, 11-5

9. Demkin,Caitlin A (A) def. by Mayer,Jane W. (B) 12-10, 9-11, 11-9, 11-7

(10.) Nyirjesy,Sarah C (A) def. by Dorison,Liza C. (B) 11-3, 11-2, 11-4

Keep up with all the latest results at CSA Women's Team Nationals at http://collegesquashassociation.com/.