No. 1 Men’s Squash Wins 25th Straight Contest With 9-0 Win Over St. Lawrence

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Samuel Scherl celebrates after a point during his 3-0 victory on Saturday. (Photo Courtesy/Erica Denhoff)
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – No. 1 Harvard men's squash earned its 25th consecutive win on Saturday afternoon after its 9-0 victory over the St. Lawrence Saints. The win gives the Crimson (9-0, 4-0 Ivy) its fourth-straight win over the Saints and a 6-4 advantage in the all-time series. The 9-0 win is also the sixth straight sweep for Harvard.

The Crimson started off fast with a few dominant wins and kept the pressure on the Saints throughout the match. Junior Julien Gosset got the action started for Harvard with a 3-0 win at the seventh pairing. Senior captain Timothy Brownell added a win shortly after to put the nation's top-ranked team up 2-0.

At the ninth pairing, Liam Rotzoll outscored his opponent 33-3 on his way to a 3-0 victory. Yet, that was not even the largest win of the day for the Crimson as junior Adam Corcoran came within one point of a perfect match.

Sean Hughes, Ayush Menon, George Crowne and Samuel Scherl all added 3-0 victories to bring Harvard's total to nine.

Harvard Highlights

  • Adam Corcoran's 3-0 (11-0, 11-0, 11-1) victory was the largest margin of victory for a Crimson shooter this season.
  • Samuel Scherl's victory at the second group was his team-high 23rd in a row.
  • The first-year duo of Ayush Menon and Liam Rotzoll remain undefeated on the season, as they improved their combined record to 17-0.
  • Harvard's combined individual record improved to 79-2 with the win.

Next Up
The Crimson faces its toughest test to date, as it will battle No. 2 Trinity College on Wednesday night in Hartford, Connecticut. Match time is set for 5 p.m.  

RESULTS
Harvard – 9, St. Lawrence – 0  

  1. Saadeldin Abouaish def. Karim Ibrahim, 3-1 (11-8, 6-11, 11-3, 11-1)
  2. Samuel Scherl def. Enzo Corigliano, 3-0 (12-10, 11-2, 11-1)
  3. Sean Hughes def. Belal Nawar, 3-0 (11-8, 11-2, 11-7)
  4. Timothy Brownell def. Inwoo Lee, 3-0 (11-3, 11-9, 11-3)
  5. Adam Corcoran def. Aran Thawani, 3-0 (11-0, 11-0, 11-1)
  6. George Crowne def. James Barrow, 3-0 (11-2, 12-10, 11-2)
  7. Julien Gosset def. Aaron Levy, 3-0 (11-3, 11-2, 11-3)
  8. Ayush Menon def. Logan Thomas, 3-0 (11-4, 11-4, 11-2)
  9. Liam Rotzoll def. Tyler Schmalz, 3-0 (11-1, 11-0, 11-2)