Middlebury

Men's Squash Earns Two Wins

December 2, 2012

The Middlebury men’s squash team earned two more wins, topping #20 Bowdoin at Dartmouth 5-4, before coming home to defeat #24 Drexel by the same score. The 13th-ranked Panthers improve to 5-1 overall and will be idle until January when they return to action at the Williams Round Robin.

Middlebury travelled to Dartmouth to take on #20 Bowdoin on Saturday, defeating the Polar Bears by a score of 5-4.

The Drexel match came down to #1 singles play, where senior Jay Dolan (Wareham, Mass.) took on Ibrahim Bakir from Drexel. Dolan took a lightning-fast first game 11-5, and followed up with an 11-8 win in the second game before Bakir found his range to even the match at 2-2. The score was tied 8-8 in the final game, before Dolan rattled off three straight points for an 11-5, 11-8, 8-11, 9-11, 11-8 victory.

The unsung hero of the day was Middlebury’s sophomore Robert Galluccio (Greenwich, Conn.), who was down 2-1 at #5. He then trailed 8-2 in the fourth game, before battling back to take the game 11-9 and eventually win the match 11-5 in the fifth.

 

 

 Middlebury def. Bowdoin  5-4

 Dec. 1, 2012

1. bowd A. Hilbolt def. MIDD  Jay Dolan 

4-2, injury default

2. MIDD  Parker Hurst def. S. Danylick

7, 10, 12

3. bowd W. Fantini def. MIDD  Spencer Hurst 

6, (8), 9, (7), 9

4. bowd M. Cooper def. MIDD  Andrew Jung

8, 9, 9

5. bowd M. Bearce def. MIDD  Robert Galluccio 

10, 9, 6

6. MIDD  Reed Palmer def. bowd A. Ward

5, 4, 9

7. MIDD  Harrison Croll def. W. Winmill

8, 13, 8

8. MIDD  Will Hanley def. bowd R. Wilson

8, (6), 6, (9), 9

9. MIDD  Willy Clarke def. bowd A. Reisley

9, 0, 12

            

Middlebury  def.   Drexel U.       5-4

Nov. 2

1. MIDD Jay Dolan def. Drexel Ibrahim Bakir

5, 8, (8), (9), 8

2. Drexel Justin Singh def. MIDD Parker Hurst

8, 5, 9

3. Drexel Binura Jayasuriya def. MIDD Spencer Hurst

3, (9), 7, 9

4. Drexel Mike Dolente def. MIDD Andrew Jung

5, 4, 5

5. MIDD Robert Galluccio def. Drexel Mark Kave

4, (2), (10), 9, 5

6. Drexel Joey Gingold def. MIDD Reed Palmer

10, 9, 10

7. MIDD Harrison Croll def. Drexel Nick DiDonato

13, 3, 0

8. MIDD Will Hanley def. Drexel Harshil Dokania

1, 4, 3

9. MIDD Willy Clarke def. Drexel Ben Bevan

4, 9, 6