C/O Ainsley Thurgood
All teams have down years. Now we wait to see if the squash team can rebound going forward.
On the weekend of March 12, the Ontario University Athletics squash championships took place, with seven different schools from across Ontario taking part. The Marauders entered with both the women’s and the men’s teams and had high hopes of making a mark at the competition.
Unfortunately, things didn’t turn out how the squash teams had planned. Throughout the tournament, each team played four to five games, in the hopes of making it out of the group stage and advancing into the knockouts. However, neither team got close to reaching the knockout stages.
The women’s team won just one game while losing four, which earned them sixth place overall in the standings, leaving just the Brock Badgers behind them. Even though the women’s team came sixth, they outperformed the men’s team, who unfortunately lost all games throughout the tournament. They lost all four games, coming very last on the men’s table. It clearly was not a good weekend for the Marauders despite their best efforts.
Although it hasn’t been a good championship for the Marauders, we should always look on the bright side. Every player on the men’s team and most of the players on the women’s team are in their first year of playing for the team. They lack experience, but they played with spirit and can retain their potential over the next year and possibly come back even stronger for next year’s championship. It’s all up to them.