Higher Seeds Hold Serve at Women's Squash Championship

Higher Seeds Hold Serve at Women's Squash Championship

Courtesy of Hamilton Sports Information

All three higher seeds from the first-round matches advanced to Saturday's quarterfinals at the 2014 NESCAC Women's Squash Championship held at Hamilton College's Little Squash Center on Jan. 31.

Wesleyan University defeated Colby College, 7-2, while Bowdoin College breezed to a 9-0 win against Tufts University and Amherst College cruised to an 8-1 victory against Connecticut College.

Eighth-seeded Wesleyan is aiming to advance to the semifinals for the first time in program history. The Cardinals (9-7 overall) also defeated the Mules 6-3 at Amherst on Jan. 18. Wesleyan has now won two out of three meetings between the teams in conference championship play.

No. 7 seed Bowdoin (7-10) defeated the Tufts women by the same 9-0 score back on Nov. 23. The Polar Bears hope to make their third semifinal appearance in eight years. In the only previous championship meeting between the programs, Bowdoin took down the Jumbos 9-0 in the first round last year.

No. 6 seed Amherst (5-7) is going for its first semifinal appearance on the women's side. Tonight's match marked the first time the Jeffs and the Camels faced each other in this event. Conn. College dropped to 0-9 against NESCAC opponents this season.

Saturday's quarterfinal matchups are as follows: Trinity vs. Wesleyan and Hamilton vs. Middlebury at noon; Williams vs. Amherst and Bates vs. Bowdoin at 1:30 p.m.