Men's Squash Finishes Third in Conroy Cup Divison of Team Nationals

Ben Bristol posted three wins at Team Nationals this weekend.
Ben Bristol posted three wins at Team Nationals this weekend.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Bowdoin College men's squash team finished 3rd in the Conroy Cup (D-Division) of the College Squash Association Team National Championships last weekend.

The Polar Bears went 2-1 in their three matches and finish 27th in the nation, ending with an overall record of 6-15 this winter. Bowdoin opened the weekend with a first-round win against Stanford (7-2) before falling to eventual division champ Wesleyan (5-4). Bowdoin rebounded to tip Tufts 6-3 in their final match of the year.

Weekend Highlights

  • Bowdoin cruised against Stanford, winning at the top seven positions to defeat the Cardinal. Sweeps by Sebastian Kim, George Cooley, Tyler Shonrock and Drew Clark at positions 4-7 helped key the win. Hard-fought wins by Ian Squiers (3-1), James Paolella (3-1) and Ben Bristol (3-2) rounded out the triumph.
  • The Polar Bears battled well against Wesleyan in the second round against a team that had defeated them 9-0 just two weeks ago at the NESCAC Championships. Cooley, Shonrock and Clark all earned wins at spots 5-7 and Bristol captured another victory with a tough 3-2 win at #3 for the Polar Bears in the team setback.
  • Bowdoin bounced back against Tufts in their last match of the year, claiming a convincing 6-3 victory. Bristol, Kim, Cooley, Shonrock and Clark each netted wins at positions 3-7. Squiers capped off the victory with a 3-2 comeback win at the top spot.

Up Next

  • The women's squash team will be next up at Team Nationals, scheduled for this weekend. Pairings will be announced on Monday.