The Official Blog of Harvard Men’s and Women’s Squash
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Men lose against St. Lawrence
Despite a good fight, our men's team lost 2-7 against St. Lawrence today. Freshman Bradley Smith at #2 and senior co-captain Tyler Olson at #7 were the only ones to win their matches.
St. Lawrence got off to a great start by winning all three first round matches. Devin McLaughlin at #6 was up 2-1 but wasn't able to close it and eventually lost the fifth 11-9. Dylan Murray at #3 and Sam Goldberg at #9 both lost in three.
Freshman Mandela Patrick at #8 played well in his first ever varsity match but lost in three close games. Meanwhile, Smith won his match and Olson's victory right after set the match score to 2-4.
Matt Roberts at #5 looked strong in his match at 1-1 but despite a game ball, he lost the third in the tiebreaker and eventually the fourth 11-5. That gave St. Lawrence the fifth win of the match.
In the last two matches, St. Lawrence's #1 and former national individual champion, Amr Khalifa, didn't allow freshman Madhav Dhingra to get into the match and won in three. Bryan Koh at #4 only found his rhythm occasionally and fell against Ibrahim Khan in five.
It's a tough loss but some of the matches were much closer than the scores suggest. The team is feeling fairly positive and looking forward to the match against Rochester tomorrow. The match starts at noon.