No. 5 Harvard (2-1) vs. St. Lawrence (4-1)
Harvard will continue its five-game homestand against St. Lawrence (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – No. 5 men's squash will face the first of four straight non-conference opponents Monday as it hosts St. Lawrence in a 1 p.m. matchup. The match can be seen live on the Ivy League Digital Network.
Last Time Out
Harvard downed a pair of top-10 Ivy League opponents at the Murr Center Squash Courts last weekend for its first wins of the season. The Crimson started its weekend by handing No. 1 Penn its first loss of the season, 6-3, Jan. 9 and followed with a 9-0 sweep of No. 7 Princeton Jan. 10. The Crimson improved to 2-1 on the season and holds the same record in Ivy League action.
Harvard was well-balanced against Penn as the top, middle, and bottom three each picked up a pair of victories. The Crimson was dominant all-around against Princeton, winning by a total game score of 21-8 as five members of the Crimson swept their respective matches.
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.
New Year, Same Result
Harvard is 6-0 in starting the New Year under Way. The Crimson has also posted a 21-3 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 Devin McLaughlin and Bryan Koh will serve as captains for the season. Koh earned back-to-back wins at the No. 3 position last weekend while McLaughin earned a pair of 3-0 sweeps at the No. 6 position.
Return to Form
After missing the match against Dartmouth, Murray and Seif Eleinen were key in pacing Harvard over the weekend as each went 2-0. Murray earned wins at the No. 5 position while Eleinen garnered victories at the No. 8 spot.
Bradley Smith and Koh are the only members of the Crimsom to start their seasons with a perfect 3-0 record, with each of their wins coming in a top-three position.
Scouting St. Lawrence
St. Lawrence stands at 4-1 on the season with its lone loss at Penn in a 5-4 decision. The Saints will take on Middlebury, Yale and Wellesley this week before facing Harvard for its fourth contest in a six-day span.
The Saints downed Harvard in its previous matchup last year at the CSA Team Championships semifinal, 5-4. David Ryan, Koh and McLaughlin solidified the middle third as each picked up victories for the Crimson.
Harvard will host Franklin & Marshall Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. to wrap up its four-game homestand.
Ivy League Digital Network
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