Month: January 2005

Women’s squash bounces back with two shutout wins

Women’s squash braved a blizzard to make the trip up north for a weekend of matches against William Smith and Cornell. The trek was worth it, as the Ephs made it back safe and victorious, shutting out both the Herons and the Big Red.

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Men’s squash defeats Hobart but drops crucial match to Cornell

Men’s squash traveled to Geneva, N.Y., to face No. 12 Hobart on Friday. Playing solid, fundamental squash, the Ephs ran all over the Statesmen, 8-1. After suffering two blowout loses to Dartmouth and Yale last week, Williams needed this victory to regain some confidence.

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Depth propels women’s swim to another victory

In the final home meet of the season, women’s swimming (5-0) topped Springfield (5-6) by a score of 179-114 on Saturday. On a team studded with star performers, what shined this past weekend was the depth of the Eph squad. The women managed to win every event and recorded an impressive number of sweeps.

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Skiing places fifth at first carnival

On a frigid weekend that saw temperatures reach -20 degrees Fahrenheit, skiing opened its intercollegiate season on a strong note at the Bates carnival. Competing in the first of six NCAA Div. I carnivals this winter, the alpine and nordic teams combined for a fifth place finish behind Vermont, Dartmouth, Middlebury and New Hampshire.

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Women’s track still perfect

After women’s track boarded the bus from MIT to head back to Williamstown on Saturday, Head Coach Ralph White could be heard at the front going over the results.

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Rookie goalkeepers share time and success

When two people play the same position for the same team, the situation usually calls for one to step aside. It seems inevitable that controversy, hard feelings and tears follow. When Tom Brady bumped Drew Bledsoe from the starting lineup for the New England Patriots in 2001, Bledsoe became a sullen spectator to the Pats’ success. The Boston Red Sox experimented with a closer-by-committee system that lasted just long enough to convince most skippers they needed just one go-to guy in the ninth.

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Men’s track knocks off rival MIT in close contest

Men’s track entered the annual standoff against rival MIT on Saturday determined to win its first close meet of the season. The Engineers and Ephs had met 36 times entering last weekend’s competition and were tied with 18 wins a piece, providing yet another incentive for the Ephs to win this highly-anticipated matchup.

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Men’s swimming edges Springfield

An undefeated record is hard to start and even harder to maintain, but men’s swimming and diving is making storming through a season without dropping a single meet look easy. In the last meet of the season at Muir-Samuelson Pool on Saturday, Williams (5-0) rolled over Springfield by a score of 182-116. Springfield (6-3) was expected to provide a formidable challenge for the men, but Williams wasted no time asserting its dominance by winning the first five events.

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Women’s hoops splits on the road

Women’s basketball suffered another tough loss to NESCAC foe Bates in their second meeting of the year, this time by a final score of 78-62 on the Bobcats’ home court on Saturday. The Ephs (14-3, 3-1 in the NESCAC) were led in scoring by co-captain Colleen Hession ’06, who had a game-high 23 points. The only other Eph to score in double figures was Meghan Stetson ’07, with 10.

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Women’s ice hockey fares well

In three games over the past week, women’s hockey (7-6-2, 4-3-2 in the NESCAC) recorded one win and two ties, which does not sound like much until you look at Williams’ competition: Middlebury and Hamilton, two of the top teams in the nation. The Ephs tough play in these contests demonstrated that they can compete at an elite level.

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