Men's squash stops Hobart, 5-4

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Sam Hitt fought back from two sets down at the eighth position for an important victory to lead 24th-ranked Colby College past 27th-ranked Hobart College in men's squash Friday at the Dunaway Courts.

Hitt (pictured) lost 11-8 and 13-11 in the opening two sets, but settled down and won 11-7, 11-9, 11-5 to pull out the match.
 

Colby captain Patrick McCarthy earned a 3-1 victory at the second position, including a 13-11 win in the fourth set. Matt Epstein also won by a 3-1 score for the Mules (3-5) at the seventh position.

Third position player Elliot Gross and Colby teammate Will Pepi won 3-0 matches.
COLBY 5, HOBART 4

1: Josh Oakley, H, d. Will McBrian, 3-1 (11-6, 12-10, 10-12, 15-13)

2: Patrick McCarthy, C, d. Felipe Pantle, 3-1 (11-8, 12-10, 7-11, 13-11)

3: Elliot Gross, C, d. Jack Shannon, 3-0 (11-8, 11-9, 11-7)

4: Terrance Rose, H, d. Hugh Doherty, 3-1 (11-7, 12-14, 11-9, 11-4)

5: Will Pepi, C, d. Ahmed Kiwan, 3-0 (11-4, 11-3, 11-8)

6: Divine Wing, H, d. Jason Brodo, 3-0 (11-5, 11-9, 16-14)

7: Matt Epstein, C, d. Graham Henderson, 3-1 (12-10, 6-11, 11-3, 13-11)

8: Sam Hitt, C, d. Cristian Escalona, 3-2 (8-11, 11-13, 11-7, 11-9, 11-5)

9: Matthew Frantz, H, d. Andrew Swapp, 3-1 (5-11, 11-8, 11-8, 12-10)

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