ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Just hours after defeating Navy, the No. 10 Dartmouth men's squash team returned to action against No. 11 George Washington.
Freshman Toby Harding and sophomores Brandon de Otaduy and Drew Monroe took to the courts to open the match for the Big Green. De Otaduy and Harding put forth valiant efforts, but ultimately fell 3-0. Monroe, finding himself down 2-1, kicked his game into high gear to earn an electrifying, five-game victory, making the match score 2-1, with the Colonials in the lead.
Juniors Carson Spahr and Sam Epley, and freshman James Bell, were next to suit up for Darmtouth, clashing with three strong GW opponents, in a key moment in the match. Eply fell in a tight three games, while Bell earned a strong, three-game victory. Like Monroe, Spahr faced a 2-1 deficit, only to come back and win 12-10 in the fifth game in front of a fired up crowd, evening the match at 3-3.
The Big Green pulled away from the Colonials in the final round of matches, led by senior Alvin Heumann, junior Matt Giegerich and freshman Reg Anderson. Heumann and Giegerich each won in four games, impressively executing game plans constructed by head coach Hansi Wiens and assistant coach Gary Gargan. Anderson put on a clinic to conclude the match, sealing a 6-3 victory over GW.
Dartmouth starts the season 2-0 before traveling to face No. 16 Franklin and Marshall on Sunday, December 3 at 11 a.m. in Lancaster, Pa.