CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Bowdoin College women's squash team finished 12th in the nation, going 1-2 at the Kurtz Cup National Tournament last weekend. The Polar Bears defeated Middlebury in the opening round before falling to Brown in the semifinals and dropping to Mount Holyoke in the consolation round. Bowdoin finishes their season with a record of 15-9.
The Polar Bears cruised past Middlebury for the third time this season, capturing the top six positions on Friday night. Elena Laird and Lauren Gesswein swept the top two positions while Kate Gormley earned a 3-1 win at number three. Alex Franchesci, Biz Gillespie and Lizzy Warner all earned 3-0 victories at spots four through six to clinch the victory.
Bowdoin dropped their semifinal match to Brown, 8-1, on Saturday. Lauren Gesswein took a 3-0 victory at the number two position to earn the Polar Bears' lone point. Kate Gormley and Alex Franchesci both lost close 3-2 decisions at number three and four for Bowdoin.
The Polar Bears closed out the weekend by falling to Mount Holyoke in the consolation round, 7-2 on Sunday. Alex Franchesci took a 3-0 victory at the number four position while Lauren Gesswein picked up a 3-2 decision at number two. Kate Gormley and Biz Gillespie each lost closely-fought five-game matches.