No. 14 Men’s Squash Set For Weekend Matches
Colonials aim to extend hot streak at home and on the road
#14 GW Men’s Squash (6-6) vs. #5 Drexel: Friday, 6:00 p.m. | Washington, D.C.
GW at. #22 Dickinson: Saturday, 3:00 p.m. | Carlisle, Pa.
SERVING FIRST: The No. 14 George Washington men’s squash team will play a pair of matches this weekend to conclude their regular-season schedule. The Colonials will first wrap up their four-match homestand on Friday, Feb. 10 when they host No. 5 Drexel at 6:00 p.m. at the Matthew J. Grossman Squash Courts at Lerner Health and Wellness Center, before hitting the road to face No. 22 Dickinson on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.
LAST TIME OUT: GW (6-6) evened its season record at six with a 7-2 triumph over visiting No. 15 Franklin & Marshall on Saturday afternoon. GW won five matches by way of sweep and battled in three, four-game matches to clinch the win.
HOT AT HOME: Senior Andres de Frutos and junior Oisin Logan share the team lead with eight victories this season. De Frutos has won three matches at No. 3 and five at No. 4, while all of Logan’s wins have come from the No. 2 position. With two wins a piece last week, the pair improved to a perfect 6-0 at home.
TOP-THREE TOUGHNESS: The top three players on GW’s ladder (Jamie Oakley, Oisin Logan, and Moudy Abdel-Maksoud) each picked up wins against Virginia and No. 15 Franklin & Marshall last week, marking the seventh time that the Colonials have earned wins in all three spots this season.
SERIES HISTORY: GW dropped their match to Drexel last season, 8-1. The Dragons won three matches in three games and narrowly escaped with five game wins at No. 7 and four-game triumphs at Nos. 1, 2, and 5. Junior John Bassett earned the lone Colonials win in a five-set battle at No. 8, 7-11, 11-6, 11-6, 9-11, 13-11.
GW downed Dickinson in a 9-0 sweep last season. The Colonials won eight of nine matches in straight sets while the lineup conceded an average of four points per game.
ABOUT DREXEL: Drexel (10-4) is coming off of a 6-3 homecoming win against No. 9 Dartmouth. The Dragons secured wins at the top of the ladder, taking Nos. 1-4, and had key wins at Nos. 6 and 9 to clinch the victory.
ABOUT DICKINSON: Dickinson (9-9) posted a pair of 9-0 shutouts over visiting Denison University and Haverford College over the weekend.
LOOK AHEAD: The Colonials head to the upcoming College Squash Association (CSA) National Championships next weekend in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Seeding and matchups will be announced in the coming days.
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