Camel Men Sweep in Opening Weekend of Action, Women Top Wellesley
Garza Reflects on Successful Opening Weekend for Camels
NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Connecticut College men's and women's squash teams enjoyed a successful opening weekend of action in the Boston area.
The Camel men, who are ranked #24 in the Dunlop Team Rankings, posted a perfect 4-0 record. The women, who are also ranked 24th in the nation, went 1-2 in their first three matches.
The Connecticut College men are the three-time defending champs in the Conroy Division. In the opening weekend, the Camels posted 5-4 victories against #16 Bates College and #19 Wesleyan University. Connecticut College upended the 31st ranked Huskies of Northeastern, 7-2, and added a 9-0 shutout win against #34 MIT.
The women earned an 8-1 victory against longstanding rival Wellesley, the 26th ranked team in the nation. The Camels dropped a pair of 9-0 decisions to #11 Bates College and #19 Wesleyan.
Seniors Laura Abrams (Avon, Conn.) and Brittany Badik (Madison, Conn.) are captaining the women's team, while junior Caleb Garza (Seaville, N.J.) and senior Jeremy Wong (Newton, Mass.) make up the leadership team for the Camel men.
Badik and Garza were both named to the All-NESCAC squad in 2011. Garza anticipates an exciting season for both teams.
Caleb Garza Comments on Opening Weekend:
Going into the first match, there was a little pressure. We were a little bit nervous. We didn't really know what our capabilities were. The nines, sixes, and threes, played really well. They won again. Then the, eights, fives and twos played a lot stronger.
Beating Bates showed us what real potential we had. We definitely deserved this for the work we've put in.
On the Key to Winning the Conroy Division Crown for Three Consecutive Years:
We play some tough teams during the year. We also do a lot of running and a lot of drills that helps us with winning and gutting out close decisions.
Garza on the Incoming Freshman Class:
We have some great freshman in Colyn Forsyth, Mike Coscarelli and Brian Mullin.
We are a very young team with just one senior. They see the leadership that we're trying to provide for them.
Motivation and dedication on this team is very high. I think this team is going to do very well.
November 23, 2011