Women's Squash Comeback Downs Bates, 5-4

Women's Squash Comeback Downs Bates, 5-4

LEWISTON, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's squash team rallied from a two-game deficit to take a 5-4 victory over rival Bates on Tuesday evening. The Polar Bears earned wins at the top five positions to improve to 6-8 this season.

Led off by a 3-0 sweep at the number one spot by Elena Laird, Lauren Gesswein captured a 3-1 victory at number two. Kate Gormley and Alex Franchesci netted 3-0 victories for the Polar Bears at numbers three and four while Elizabeth Gillespie clinched the win for Bowdoin with a 3-1 victory at number five.

Bowdoin, the third seed in the upcoming NESCAC Championship Tournament, will play the winner of Friday night's match between Hamilton and Connecticut College at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday. Trinity College will host the event, which runs through the weekend.