Brodo's comeback win lifts men's squash to win over MIT, 5-4

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Colby College first-year Jason Brodo picked up the biggest victory of his young collegiate career with a 3-2 come-from-behind win at the sixth position to lift the 22nd-ranked Mules to a 5-4 win over 20th-ranked MIT on Saturday at the Dunaway Courts.

Brodo fell 11-7 in both the first and second sets to Neel Das. However, he battled hard for two straight 12-10 wins to tie the match at two sets. Brodo won 11-9 in the fifth set.
 

Sam Hitt (pictured), another Colby first-year, also had a 3-2 win while playing the eighth position. 

The Mules also received victories from Will McBrian at the first position, captain Patrick McCarthy at two, and Hugh Doherty at the fourth spot.
 

Colby will play host to 28th-ranked Tufts University on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Colby 5, MIT 4

1: Will McBrian, C, d. Justin Restivo, 3-1 (11-7, 11-6, 7-11, 11-9)

2: Patrick McCarthy, C, d. Tyler Finkelstein, 3-0 (11-5, 11-6, 11-7)

3: Vedaant Kukadia, M, d. Elliot Gross, 3-1 (9-11, 11-1, 11-4, 11-3)

4: Hugh Doherty, C, d. Nikhil Punwaney, 3-1 (11-9, 11-5, 3-11, 11-6)

5: Jeffrey Hu, M, d. Will Pepi, 3-2 (10-12, 11-3, 3-11, 11-6, 11-6)

6: Jason Brodo, C, d. Neel Das, 3-2 (7-11, 7-11, 12-10, 12-10, 11-9)

7: Avery Lamp, M, d. Matt Epstein, 3-1 (15-13, 5-11, 11-4, 11-8)

8: Sam Hitt, C, d. Peter Griggs, 3-2 (6-11, 11-5, 11-5, 9-11, 11-2)

9: Wonjune Kang, M, d. Charlie Beauregard, 3-1 (8-11, 11-2, 12-10, 11-9)

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