Women's squash edged by Bowdoin in NESCAC Championship first round

Eleanor Struthers '22 (Josh McKee photo)
Eleanor Struthers '22 (Josh McKee photo)

The Bowdoin College Polar Bears pulled out a 5-4 win over the Hamilton College Continentals in the first round of the 2020 NESCAC Women's Squash Championship at Wesleyan University's Rosenbaum Squash Center on Friday night.

Hamilton (7-9 overall) moves on to the consolation round where the Continentals will take on Connecticut College at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 at Wesleyan. Hamilton is the ninth seed for the championship while Bowdoin is the eighth seed. The Polar Bears also edged the Continentals 5-4 at Wesleyan back on Nov. 23.

Sydney Soloway '22 and Ellie Arnold '22 swept their opponents in three games at the fifth and ninth positions, respectively. Arnold improved to 9-6 and Soloway evened her record at 8-8.

Liesl Guenther '21 improved to 9-4 this season and recorded the 27th win of her career when she outlasted her opponent in five games at the sixth position. Eleanor Struthers '22 was a winner in four games at the seventh position. Struthers has a team-high 11 victories this season.

RESULTS

2020 NESCAC Women's Squash Championship
First Round
No. 8 seed Bowdoin 5, No. 9 seed Hamilton 4
Feb. 7, 2020
Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.)

1. Caroline Glaser (B) d. Hope Worcester 3-0 (12-10, 12-10, 11-4).
2. Clio Bersani (B) d. Natalie Harrity 3-0 (11-6, 11-8, 11-1)
3. Ursula Sze (B) d. Katie Hodulik 3-0 (11-6, 11-6, 11-7).
4. Sophie Barber (B) d. Madison Sakheim 3-1 (11-5, 11-2, 5-11, 11-3).
5. Sydney Soloway (H) d. Melissa Horan 3-0 (11-6, 15-13, 11-8).
6. Liesl Guenther (H) d. Maya Chandar-Kouba 3-2 (11-13, 13-11, 11-4, 7-11, 11-4).
7. Eleanor Struthers (H) d. Lucy Noel 3-1 (11-8, 9-11, 11-4, 11-6).
8. Callie Burkhart (B) d. Daisy Sulavik 3-1 (9-11, 11-6, 11-6, 11-5).
9. Ellie Arnold (H) d. Catherine Adams 3-0 (11-6, 11-3, 11-3).
Ex. Eleonor Wolf (H) d. Gretchen Clauss 3-0 (13-11, 11-5, 11-4).

Records: Hamilton 7-9; Bowdoin 8-7.