blanks Colby, 9-0
ANNE STEVENSON, STAFF WRITER
The women's squash team is looking at a successful
season ahead of them. The Bears have eight returning players to fill up
the top of the ladder. Bowdoin has gained five new players including two
who have made it into the top ten positions.
Leading the women are seniors Kate Lubin, Laura Inkeles,
and Anne Stevenson with co-captains Dana Betts and Liz Steffey at the
The Bears are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their
new coach, Tomas Fortson. Fortson has been hired from Mexico as the head
coach of the men's and women's team. He comes highly recommended from
Groton where he coached two years ago while the head coach was on sabbatical.
Fortson has been detained for a couple of weeks, however, due to visa
Fortson and the team have been bridging the gap though
email and frequent phone calls to the captains about drills for practice
and conditioning. So far the assistant coach, John Moncure, and Charlie
Butt have been leading the practices with the assistance of the captains.
The women's team opened the season by beating Colby
quite handily. Everyone won their matches, which led to a final score
of 9-0. Colby has improved incredibly over the past four years, yet they
were no match for the Bears.
Although Colby was quick and ran for everything, Bowdoin
was just more experienced and played smarter squash. Superstar sophomore
Merrill Muckerman commented, "We looked like a team on Wednesday. There
was a lot of positive attitude out there. Colby isn't a bad team- we just
have more depth. We are heading off to a great start." She also noted
that "Dana and Liz are doing a very good job of taking control of our
team in the face of not having our coach. Our team is really going to
take off when our three juniors return from studying abroad next semester."
The women's team plays its next match on Dec. 2nd at