|Amherst Teams Trade Shutouts with Bowdoin|
Amherst Teams Trade Shutouts with Bowdoin
December 9 , 2006
AMHERST, MA – The Amherst College women’s squash team was shutout by visiting Bowdoin for its third consecutive loss, while the Amherst men blanked the Polar Bears to improve to 3-2 on the season. The women return to action Monday for a home match-up with Smith College, but the men are on break until play resumes January 13th.
Although the women were shut out, senior co-captain Caroline Shannon (Hanover, NH) put in an amazing effort and nearly pulled off the comeback victory. After dropping the first two games to Bowdoin’s junior tri-captain Emilie McKenna (Fairfield, CT), Shannon came back to win the third game in convincing fashion, 9-3, and edged out McKenna in the fourth frame, 10-9. Shannon took a commanding 4-0 lead in the fifth and final game, looking as though she would pull off the comeback, but McKenna stormed back and notched up with Shannon at 7-7. The Amherst faithful were there to cheer Shannon on, but she ran out of steam and lost the final game, 9-7, coming up just short of an impressive comeback.
On the men’s side, competition was much tighter than the 9-0 score indicates. Of the nine match-ups, two went to a fifth game and four went to a fourth, while the ones decided in three games were far from blowouts. The Lord Jeffs managed to outplay the Polar Bears, however, earning a well-deserved win.
Sophomore Ben Bishop (Seattle, WA) and junior Andrew Slutsky (Providence, RI) had nearly identical afternoons. Both men won their first game, 9-6, dropped their next two games convincingly, tied up the match with a convincing win in the fourth game, and needed 10 points to win the fifth and final game in impressive come-from-behind fashion.
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