MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Connecticut College women's squash team split a pair of matches against Colby and Bard on Sunday afternoon at Wesleyan University. The Camels dropped a 6-3 decision to the Mules before regrouping and earning a dominant 9-0 sweep over Bard.
In the victory over the Raptors, the Camels got notable contributions from junior Davis Lemay (Harwich Port, Mass.), sophomore Molly Carabatsos (North Andover, Mass.) and classmate Denise Bonilla (New Haven, Conn.) at the top of their lineup. Lemay took the No. 1 spot by scores of 11-5, 11-6 and 11-1, while Carabatsos and Bonilla downed their opponents in straight sets as well.
Earlier in the day, the team fell to Colby in a nail-biter that was decided in the last two matches. Freshman Lily Vazquez (Chicago, Ill.) rallied to win a hard-fought match from the No. 6 position by scores of 5-11, 11-5, 12-10 and 14-12. Junior Phoebe Pilakas-Smith's (Conway, Mass.) win was even more impressive as she came back from two sets down to triumph by marks of 8-11, 10-12, 11-6, 11-3 and 11-7 at No. 9. Freshman Birgitta Salvasen-Quinn (Cambridge, Mass.) also won from the No. 8 spot.
Connecticut College (1-4) will next play its first home match of the season when it hosts Wesleyan at 4 p.m. on Friday afternoon.