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Trinity Men's Squash Loses At Home For First Time Since 1996

Karan Malik '16.......photo by David Newman
Karan Malik '16.......photo by David Newman

Harvard Downs Bantams In Battle Of Nation's Top Two Teams

Hartford, Conn. - The Trinity College Bantams lost a men's squash match at home for the first time in 18 years, a streak of 162 wins in a row, as the visiting Harvard University Crimson earned a 7-2 victory at Kellner Center this evening.  Top-ranked and defending National Champion Trinity, which falls to the Crimson for the first time since the 1998 College Squash Association (CSA) Championship Finals, moves to 15-1 in dual matches this winter.  No. 2-ranked Harvard improves to 12-0.  Trinity, which also sees its 34-match overall winning streak come to an end, last loss at home on February 10, 1996, 7-2, against Harvard.

Trinity trailed, 2-1, after the first wave, as sophomore Zeyad Alshorafy (Alexandria, Egypt) edged Crimson freshman Bryan Koh (Singapore), 3-2, including a 15-13 win in the third game to take a 2-1 lead in games and a 17-15 win the deciding fifth game.  Harvard won the next three decisions, finishing with a 3-2 triumph by senior co-captain Brandon McLaughlin (Villanova, Pa.) over Bantam sophomore Karan Malik (Mumbai, India) in the No. 2 match to clinch the team victory.  Trinity junior Moustafa Hamada (Old Bridge, N.J.) gave Trinity its second point with a 3-1 win in the No. 8 match.

MATCH RESULTS
1. HU- Ali Faraq d. Miled Zarazua, 11-8, 11-3, 11-5
2. HU- Brandon McLaughlin d. Karan Malik, 8-11, 11-9, 11-8, 7-11, 11-4
3. HU- Dylan Murray d. Vrishab Kotian, 11-9, 8-11, 11-9, 13-11
4. HU- Gary Power d. Juan Vargas, 11-6, 11-5, 11-4
5. HU- Nigel Koh d. Elroy Leong, 13-11, 5-11, 11-3, 11-3
6. TC- Zeyad Elshorafy d. Bryan Koh, 5-11, 11-7, 15-13, 5-11, 17-15
7. TC- Moustafa Hamada d. Nick Hopcroft, 11-5, 11-6, 7-11, 12-10
8. HU- Thomas Mullaney d. Affeeq Ismail, 11-7, 7-11, 11-9, 11-9
9. HU- Tyler Olson d. Matthew Mackin, 11-9, 11-5, 11-6
Trinity 2,  Harvard, 7