Squash downed by Brown
LIZ STEFFEY STAFF WRITER
Last weekend, on Super Bowl Sunday, Bowdoin Women's
Squash Team was nipped by Brown University. Brown has been a powerhouse
in collegiate squash since, "Well, really as long as I have been born,"
says junior Leila Mountain, just back from Australia.
After waking early and enduring a four-hour bus ride,
the team was mentally ready but physically a little cramped. Dana Betts
'01, Liz Steffey '01, Merril Muckerman '03, and Whitney Hodgkins '03 all
came out with wins while Anne Stevenson '01, Kate Lubin '01, Mountain,
Stanely, and Cristin O'Brien '02 held on tightly but just barely lost.
The final score was 5-4, which was much more exciting
and closer than other games that went on that day. The effort that everyone
put in at the Brown match was not less that 100 percent; however, Brown
outplayed Bowdoin's valiant effort. The closeness of this match is going
to play a huge role in the women's national ranking.
The team is hoping to make the top eight which will
put it in the A division for team nationals (this is the country's top
division). On Saturday, the match against Cornell will also play a huge
role in Bowdoin's national rankings, so come out and cheer the girls on.
And please, don't be afraid to ask anyone of us about the rules and regulations.
We love this game and would love to share it with you.
Once you grasp what is going on in those boxes, the
game is quite enthralling. "It's like boxing without contact," says Mountain,
as she mimics an Ali uppercut. It is about footwork, delivery, and mental
toughness; so come out and see how these girls prove to be some of the
nation's most dynamic athletes.