Diplomats Edge Bears

Diplomats Edge Bears

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – With the match knotted at 4-4, Silvio Soom's clutch sweep at the No. 4 position (11-6, 11-4, 12-10) delivered the No. 12 Franklin & Marshall men's squash team a thrilling 5-4 victory over No. 16 Brown in the Hoehn Cup (B Division) consolation round at the CSA Team Championships on Saturday morning.

The victory improved the Diplomats to 8-10 on the year and set up a meeting with No. 14 Navy in tomorrow's consolation final at 9:00 a.m.

By the Numbers

F&M continues to dominate the top of the order, picking up wins in each of the top four spots that included three sweeps. Five matchups went beyond three games with a pair reaching five. 

The Results

1. Cole Osborne (F&MM) def. Thomas Blecher (BRWN) 12-10, 11-4, 11-4

2. Sean Kenny (F&MM) def. Jack Blasberg (BRWN) 11-4, 13-11, 11-8

3. P. Veiga de Almeida (F&MM) def. Alex Baldock (BRWN) 11-8, 11-8, 5-11, 12-10

4. Silvio Soom (F&MM) def. Oliver Booth (BRWN) 11-6, 11-4, 12-10

5. Philip Demeulenaere (BRWN) def. Samm Fulton (F&MM) 11-7, 11-5, 6-11, 4-11, 11-8

6. Foster Hoff (BRWN) def. Kareem Mawla (F&MM) 11-8, 6-11, 11-6, 11-4

7. Alex Demeulenaere (BRWN) def. Jackson McCord (F&MM) 11-8, 6-11, 11-6, 11-4

8. Ricardo Machado (F&MM) def. Charlie Blasberg (BRWN) 11-8, 11-3, 11-8

9. Benjamin Caraballo (BRWN) def. Ishan Advani (F&MM) 12-10, 11-4, 7-11, 9-11, 11-7

A Look at Navy 

The Diplomats will have a chance at redemption tomorrow against a Navy squad that earned a 5-4 win over F&M in the season finale on Feb. 14. Sunday's contest will mark the 55th time the two schools have met, with the Diplomats last win coming in the 2014-15 season.