Men's squash wins key match

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- The 24th-ranked Colby College men's squash team should move up in the national rankings for the second week in a row after taking a 6-3 win over 23rd-ranked Wesleyan University on Saturday.

The Mules notched a home win over Hobart College on Friday night and then took the trip to Middletown to play three matches. Colby will take on eighth-ranked St. Lawrence University on Sunday at 10 a.m. and then face 29th-ranked Connecticut College at 2 p.m.
 

The Mules, who went into last weekend ranked 26th, received a big 3-2 win from Matt Epstein (pictured) at the seventh position. After falling in the fourth set, Epstein earned a clutch 15-13 win in the fifth set.

Will McBrian won 3-0 at the first position, while first-years Jason Brodo (sixth) and Sam Hitt (eighth) also earned straight set wins. Elliot Gross won 3-1 at the third position and Andrew Swapp won by the same score at nine.
 

Colby 6, Wesleyan 3

1: Will McBrian, C, d. Christopher Hart, 3-0 (11-8, 12-10, 11-6)

2: David Sneed, W, d. Patrick McCarthy, 3-2 (11-9, 11-3, 7-11, 3-11, 12-10)

3: Elliot Gross, C, d. Z. Roach, 3-1 (11-5, 11-9, 4-11, 11-6)

4: Alex Kamisher, W, d. Hugh Doherty, 3-1 (6-11, 11-8, 12-10, 11-7)

5: Grant Lounsbury, W, d. Will Pepi, 3-1 (11-9, 10-12, 12-10, 14-12)

6: Jason Brodo, C, d. Yahya Ladiwala, 3-0 (11-8, 11-6, 11-7)

7: Matt Epstein, C, d. William Bienstock, 3-2 (8-11, 11-9, 11-9, 8-11, 15-13)

8: Sam Hitt, C, d. Josh Lane, 3-0 (11-6, 11-7, 11-3)

9: Andrew Swapp, C, d. Alex Dreyfus, 3-1 (11-6, 11-13, 11-6, 11-7)

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