BRUNSWICK, Maine -- The No. 9 nationally ranked Bates women's squash team had little trouble defeating No. 17 Bowdoin on Friday night, registering a 7-2 victory.
The win comes just six days after Bates (18-5) defeated Bowdoin (11-12) 8-1 in the quarterfinal round of the NESCAC Women's Squash Championship.
Bowdoin got one of its points at the No. 2 position, where Bates junior captain Cheri-Ann Parris (St. Philip, Barbados) retired, and the other at No. 9.
All but one of Bates' seven points came via 3-0 scores: first-year Nessrine Ariffin (Penang, Malaysia) at No. 1, first-year Myriam Kelly (Bronx, N.Y.) at No. 3, sophomore Samantha Matos (New York, N.Y.) at No. 4, sophomore Rakey Drammeh (New York, N.Y.) at No. 5, first-year Chloe Mitchell (Chatham, N.J.) at No. 6 and junior Ali Bragg (Darien, Conn.) at No. 8. First-year Lesea Bourke (Greenwich, Conn.) won 3-1 at the eighth spot.
The Bobcats will play No. 11 Middlebury tomorrow at 2pm at MIT, in their final regular-season match before CSA Team Nationals, which start Feb. 23 at Harvard.
Bates 7, Bowdoin 2
Feb. 10, 2012 at Bowdoin
1. Lee, Torey (Bowdoin) def. by Ariffin, Nessrine (Bates) 11-3, 11-5, 11-4
2. Barnes, Rachel L (Bowdoin) def. Parris, Cheri-Ann (Bates) 1-1 (retired)
3. Drake, Alden C (Bowdoin) def. by Kelly,Myriam (Bates) 12-10, 12-10, 11-6
4. Wlodarczyk, Monica (Bowdoin) def. by Matos, Samantha (Bates) 11-9, 11-6, 11-6
5. Martin, Michaela (Bowdoin) def. by Drammeh, Rakey (Bates) 11-3, 11-3, 11-8
6. Schetman, Elizabeth K. (Bowdoin) def. by Mitchell, Chloe (Bates) 11-5, 11-2, 11-9
7. Cao, Bonnie (Bowdoin) def. by Bragg, Alison (Bates) 11-9, 11-6, 11-9
8. Wlodarczyk, Sara (Bowdoin) def. by Bourke, Lesea (Bates) 12-10, 11-3, 6-11, 11-6
9. Whitcomb, Christiana (Bowdoin) def. Betances, Sugeiry (Bates) 11-6, 11-8, 11-2