Bowdoin squash teams eliminated
HARTFORD, Conn. — The Bowdoin College women’s squash team was bounced in the New England Small College Athletic Conference quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon, but rebounded for a win in the consolation round.
The Polar Bears suffered an 8-1 setback to Bates to be eliminated from championship contention. Bowdoin then defeated Amherst 6-3 to advance in the consolation bracket of the tournament, falling to Hamilton in their weekend finale, 6-3, on Sunday.
Against the Bobcats, Bowdoin’s lone point came from Christiana Whitcomb at the No. 9 position.
Later in the day against the Jeffs, Torey Lee (# 1), Rachel Barnes (# 2), Alden Drake (#3), Monica Wlodarczyk (#4), Michaela Martin (#5) and Sara Wlodarczyk (#8) all collected wins.
On Friday, Bowdoin won its firstround match, sweeping Connecticut College 9-0. The Polar Bears (10-9) lost just two sets to the Camels.
Lee led the Bowdoin onslaught with a 3-0 win at No. 1, while Barnes earned a 3- 0 win at the second position. Drake, Wlodarczyk, Martin, Elizabeth Schetman, Bonnie Cao, Wlodarczyk and Whitcomb rounded out the Bowdoin points in the win.
On Saturday, Bowdoin lost a nailbiter to Bates, 5-4, in the quarterfinals of the NESCAC Tournament at Trinity College.
The Polar Bears also lost to Wesleyan 5-4 in the consolation bracket.
Down 3-0 after three matches against Bates, Bowdoin rallied to take four of the next five matches to deadlock the contest. Stephan Danyluk (No. 2), Barrett Takesian (No. 3), Will Winmill (No. 7) and Max Bearse (No. 9) all earned points for Bowdoin before Bates’ Bobby Burns tipped Andrew Hilboldt 3-1 at No. 1 to clinch the win.
Against Wesleyan, Bowdoin got victories from Danyluk and Takesian again, as well as William Fantini at No. 4 and Andrew Sprague at No. 8.
Bowdoin put on a show at the Colby pool on Saturday afternoon, sweeping the Mules in dominant fashion.
The Polar Bears completed a sweep of their CBB rivals with nearly identical wins.
The women defeated Colby 194-101, while the men carded a 192-101 win. The Polar Bear men close out their dual meet schedule with a 5-1 overall record. The women ended their regular season with a record of 4-2.
Bowdoin had several multiple winners, including Katherine Foley in the 200 (1:57.09) and 500 freestyle (5:12.89), Teri Faller in the 100 backstroke (1:01.67) and 100 freestyle (55.40) and Allen Garner in the 200 backstroke (2:15.01) and 200 individual medley (2:14.46) for the women’s team.
Multiple winners for the men included Basyl Stuyvesant in the 100 (53.71) and 200 backstroke (1:56.95) events, Nathan Mecray in the 100 (2:14.90) and 200 breaststroke (2:12.81), and Ryan Peabody in the 200 butterfly (2:01.31) and 500 freestyle (4:57.13).
Other first- place showings for the women were Helen Newton in the 100 breaststroke (1:09.00), Caitlin Hutchinson Maddox in the 200 butterfly (2:14.90), Patty Boyer in the 50 freestyle (25.62) and Maeve O’Leary in the 200 breaststroke (2:33.69).
Additional winners for the men were Peter Deardorff in the 200 freestyle (1:47.34), EJ Googins in the 50 free (22.69), Mac Routh in the 100 butterfly (52.19) and Ryan Kulesza in the 200 IM (1:59.70).
The Polar Bears also got stellar performances from their divers as they swept all diving events on the afternoon. Mae Spaeight won the women’s one-meter (183.81) and three-meter (171.15), while Tom Kramer took the men’s one-meter (221.12) and three-meter (255.15) competitions.
Bowdoin also swept the relay events, winning the women’s 200 medley (1:55.60) and 400 free (3:43.88), as well as the men’s 200 medley (1:37.59) and 400 free (3:12.91).