Bode, team swing to victory at ECAC Championships
Paced by a first-place finish by freshman Ali Bode – and a team effort that saw five scorers place among the top 10 – the Harvard women’s golf team rolled to a 55-stroke win among a field of 10 schools at the ECAC Division I Championships this past weekend (Oct. 23) at Ballymeade Country Club in Falmouth, Mass.
The Crimson carded 321 strokes in round one before turning in a score of 329 in round two (for a total of 650) to place Harvard comfortably ahead of second-place Hartford (705). In the individual standings, Bode turned in a 161 to edge her teammate, Jessica Hazlett ’08, by a single stroke.
Women icers ranked in top 10
The Harvard women’s hockey team has placed seventh in the U.S. College Hockey Online (USCHO)/ College Sports TV (CSTV) preseason poll with 78 points. Wisconsin and St. Lawrence finished tied atop the ranking, with 126 points each, while defending NCAA champion Minnesota finished a close third. Ivy contenders Dartmouth and Princeton came in at No. 8 and 10, respectively.
In individual news, three members of the 2005-06 squad – senior goalie Ali Boe and junior forwards Katie Johnston and Jennifer Sifers – have been named to the ECAC Hockey League All-Star Team. The ECAC All-Stars will challenge the U.S. Women’s National Team Nov. 1 at Yale’s Ingalls Rink.
The Crimson kick off their regular season at home against Robert Morris this Saturday (Oct. 29) at 2 p.m.
Murr Center to host prestigious squash U.S. Open
This fall’s U.S. Open Squash Championships are moving from Boston’s Symphony Hall to Harvard’s Murr Center. The event, which runs Nov. 4-8, will feature the top 24 male squash players from around the globe. Among those expected to compete for the prestigious U.S. Open Championship title: defending champion Lee Beachill, No. 1 ranked Thierry Lincou, and American junior stand-out Chris Gordon. Matches will be played on a four-sided glass wall court erected on two of the Murr Center’s tennis courts. Theater style seating will accommodate an estimated 600 spectators.
This year, a Women’s International Squash Players Association division will be added to complement the core Professional Squash Association’s five-star tournament.
To purchase tickets, call (877) 524-5685. Student rates are available.
– Compiled by Andrew Brooks