No. 4 Harvard (2-2) vs. No. 7 Rochester (4-1)
Harvard will look to rebound after its second loss of the seaon (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – No. 4 men's squash will conclude its five-game homestand with a pair of non-conference matches this weekend. The Crimson will take on No. 7 Rochester on Saturday before facing No. 10 Franklin & Marshall on Sunday. The matches can be seen live on the Ivy League Digital Network.
Last Time Out
Harvard battled close, but was edged by No. 6 St. Lawrence, 5-4, Jan. 18 for its second loss of the season.
The Crimson played closely with the Saints as three matches went five games and another trio of matches went four. The contest came down to the final match as St. Lawrence's Amr Khaled Khalifa sealed the victory at the No. 1 position.
Back on Track
Harvard is 10-5 in games when coming off of a loss under the Gregory Lee '87 and Russell Ball '88 Endowed Coach for Squash at Harvard University Mike Way.
Seif Eleinen and Devin McLaughlin are the lone members of the Crimson to post an unblemished record this season. Elein has gone 3-0 this season with all three wins coming at the No. 8 position, while McLaughlin has also posted a 4-0 mark with a pair of wins at the No. 4 and No. 5 positions.
New Year, Same Result
Harvard is 6-0 in starting the New Year under Way. The Crimson has also posted a 21-4 record during the month of January under Way, including a perfect 10-0 mark the past two seasons.
Harvard went a perfect 7-0 in Ivy League play last year, marking the second-straight season the Crimson accomplished the feat, outscoring opponents 50-13 last season. Harvard has never dropped more than three Ivy League contests in a season.
Aye, Aye Captain
Juniors Bryan Koh and McLaughlin will serve as captains for the season. Koh has posted a 26-8 record during his time in Crimson while McLaughlin has gone 15-2.
Rochester is 4-1 to start the season and is coming off a weekend sweep against No. 8 Columbia and handed No. 2 Yale its first loss of the season. The Yellow Jackets boast a pair of CSA first team All-Americans in Mario Yanez Tapia Ryosei Kobayashi, who are both off to 4-1 starts to the season playing at the respective No. 1 and No. 2 positions.
Harvard last downed the Yellow Jackets in the opening round of the CSA Men's Team Championship, 5-4, Feb. 20, 2015. Harvard's four through nine positions led the way, accounting for all five match victories.
Harvard will hit the road for the first time since December to take on Trinity Jan. 28 in a 4 p.m. matchup.
Ivy League Digital Network
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