Saints men's squash team turn back #6 Franklin and Marshall 5-4
St. Lawrence University's men's squash team took two at the top of the lineup and three at the other end to edge Franklin and Marshall 5-4 in a battle between national top ten teams at the Robie Squash Courts Saturday afternoon.
The Saints, ranked fourth nationally, improve to 9-2 on the season after going 2-2 in matches against top ten teams in the last three weeks while Franklin and Marshall is now 11-3 and is ranked sixth nationally.The match featured a number of exciting individual matchups, including a marathon game between Duncan Maxwell and Brian Henry in the match at nine. Maxwell edged Henry 21-19 in game two en route a 3-1 win. Henry won game one 11-9, but Maxwell came back after his 21-19 win to close it out with 11-9 and 11-5 wins in games three and four.
Amr Khalifa beat Abhishek Pradhan 3-0 at one, winning by 11-2, 11-7 and 11-7 game scores and Moustafa Bayoumy improved to 9-0 on the season at two with a 3-1 win over Charles Cutler. Bayoumy won game one 11-4, Cutler came back for a 11-6 win in game two and then Bayoumy closed it out with back-to-back 11-4 wins.
Cole Osborne of F&M edged Ibriham Khan 3-2 at three as Khan won game one 12-10 and then came back to force a fifth game after Osborne won 11-4 and 11-6 in games two and three. Khan was a 11-7 winner in game four, but Osborne took the match by the same score in game five. Mauricio Sedano beat Vir Seth 3-1 at four, 11-6, 8-11, 11-2, 11-8 and Alex Arjoon beat Kyle Ogilvy in a 3-2 match at five. Ogilvy won the first two games, 11-9 and 12-10, but Arjoon stayed alive with a 11-8 win in game three, won game four 14-12 and closed it out with a 11-3 win in game five.
Pedro Almeida beat Sebastian Riedelsheimer 3-0 at six, 11-5, 11-6, 12-10, but Anderson Good had a 3-1 win over Dylan Cunningham at seven, 6-11, 12-10, 11-8, 11-8 and Chris Fernandez came through with a 3-0 win, 11-9, 11-6, 11-8 over Ryan Mullaney at eight before Maxwell's big win at nine. Kareem Nabil Abdel Mawla won the exhibition at 10 3-2 over Mateo Vargas of the Saints.
SLU will return to action at home against Hamilton on Tuesday.