BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's squash team capped a busy week of action with a split against in-state rivals Colby and Bates on Wednesday and Thursday.
The Polar Bears, who stand at 6-7 overall this season, moved to 19th in the latest College Squash Association poll after going 3-3 in six matches over five days.
Bowdoin edged #20 Drexel (5-4), blanked #26 Stanford (9-0), lost to #4 Yale (8-1) and fell to #10 Columbia (8-1) at Yale last weekend. The Polar Bears rebounded to beat #24 Colby (6-3) before falling to #14 Bates (8-1) this week.
In the four matches at Yale, Maxwell Bearse (#6) and Alex Reisley (#8/9) both earned three victories to lead the Polar Bears. Reid Wilson, Andrew Ward and Will Winmill each won a pair of matches to help the Bowdoin cause.
Strong efforts at the top and bottom of the ladder led the team to victory against Colby. Andrew Hilboldt, Stephan Danyluk and William Fantini earned points at #1-3 before Ward, Winmill and Reisley picked up the team at spots #7-9 to seal the win. Danyluk accounted for the lone Bowdoin point against Bates at #2.
The Polar Bears will return to action by hosting four matches on Friday and Saturday in the Maine Event at the Lubin Squash Center.