Men’s Squash Blanked by No. 1 Trinity

Men’s Squash Blanked by No. 1 Trinity

LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's No. 13 men's squash team suffered a 9-0 defeat against Trinity, the nation's No. 1 team, on Sunday afternoon in Lancaster. 

The loss brought an end to the Diplomats' four-match winning streak and dropped their record to 5-6 on the year while the Bantams remained unbeaten at 9-0. 

By the Numbers 

F&M forced four games in three of the matchups with Shams Abbas (No. 3) and Boden Polikoff both taking their second frames. Ricardo Machado (No. 9) secured an early lead with an 11-9 win in his first game, but the fell in three straight. 

The Results 

1. Kush Kumar (TRINM) def. Cole Osborne (FMCM) 11-6, 11-1, 11-2

2. Rick Penders (TRINM) def. Silvio Soom (FMCM) 11-8, 11-7, 11-5

3. Michael Craig (TRINM) def. Shams Abbas (FMCM) 11-7, 11-13, 11-2, 11-7

4. Tom De Mulder (TRINM) def. Samm Fulton (FMCM) 11-9, 11-6, 11-4

5. Affeeq Ismail (TRINM) def. Gavan Hitchenor (FMCM) 11-6, 11-6, 11-5

6. Omar Allaudin (TRINM) def. Jackson McCord (FMCM) 11-6, 11-2, 11-6

7. James Evans (TRINM) def. Kareem Mawla (FMCM) 11-7, 11-5, 11-1

8. Yehia Essam (TRINM) def. Boden Polikoff (FMCM) 11-1, 10-12, 11-6, 11-8

9. Andrew Lee (TRINM) def. Ricardo Machado (FMCM) 9-11, 11-5, 11-3, 11-2

Exh. Patrick O'Sullivan (TRINM) def. Ishan Advani (FMCM) 11-7, 11-8, 11-6

Up Next 

Action continues for the Diplomats next Saturday when F&M takes on Bates at 9:00 a.m. and Amherst at 4:00 p.m.