Volume 94, Issue 43
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000
Western's women squash team showed their stuff this weekend at a tournament in Toronto where the Mustangs trampled the competition.
The women's team dominated according to co-coach and team captain Leah Bishop. The team lost only one match over the entire weekend on their way to a first place finish.
The University of Toronto Varsity Blues finished second and the McMaster Marauders claimed the third place position. Bishop said although Western finished with only one loss, they had to struggle to gain many of their victories. Bishop said the main threat to Western came from U of T.
"There were a lot of really close matches. U of T is really strong, they were definitely the closest to us," she said.
While Bishop said she knew Western would have the jump on most of their opposition, she was not surprised to see U of T fighting all the way. "We knew it was going to be very close with them. Most of the matches went back and forth."
The win was big for Western because it provided some redemption after the team lost to the U of T on their last meeting. Bishop said this victory will go a long way in building confidence for the team.
The Mustangs now have an extended break before they are back in action. They will not be in competition again until Jan. 13, when Western hosts a tournament.
The long lay-off does not mean the ladies will be putting their racquets away however. Bishop said the team will now focus on staying in peak competition while perfecting their craft with some practice sessions to ensure they are ready when the Blues come knocking in the new year.
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