Athletics

Jeffs Split With Conn. College and Middlebury

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AMHERST, Mass. - First-year Noah Browne notched a pair of first position wins as the 11th-ranked Amherst men's squash team split a pair of matches with No. 13 Connecticut College and No. 7 Middlebury.

The Jeffs opened the afternoon with a hard-fought 5-4 victory over the Camels before dropping a 7-2 decision to the Panthers in the nightcap.

Against Conn. College Browne rebounded from a first set loss to Brian Mullen ’15, earning a 3-1 (8-11, 11-4, 11-5, 11-2) decision at the top of the order. The Camels’ Caleb Garza ’13 took down David Kerr ’14, 3-0 (11-4, 11-2, 11-6), in the second spot, but Amherst’s Scott DeSantis ’15, Alex Southmayd ’15 and Max Kardon ’15 bested their counterparts at the third, fourth and fifth positions.

DeSantis and Kardon notched straight-set victories over Ben Thaler ’14 and Hunger Bolling ’14, respectively, while Southmayd took the last two frames against John Sluder ’14 to lock up a 3-1 (11-9, 9-11, 11-5, 11-4) triumph.

After a closely contested 13-11 first set, Randy Coplin ’15 dispatched of Stephen Cacouris ’16, 3-1 (13-11, 7-11, 11-8, 11-7), while Jake Albert ’15 accounted for the Jeffs’ only other victory, outlasting Asa Welty’ 13, 3-2 (11-8, 10-12, 11-8, 6-11, 11-7).

Once again headlining Amherst's lineup in the second match against Middlebury, Browne secured a 3-1 decision over Jay Dolan '13, taking the final two sets by identical 11-9 scores. Parker Hurst '14 turned away Kerr, 3-0 (11-4, 11-5, 11-3), in the second spot, while DeSantis recorded the Purple & White's only other victory with a 3-0 (11-4, 11-4, 11-7) win over Spencer Hurst '13.

Andrew Jung '16 handed Southmayd a 3-0 (11-9, 11-8, 11-8) loss, while Will Moore '14 edged out Kardon 3-2 (5-11, 11-4, 6-11, 11-4, 11-6) in the fifth position. Robert Galluccio '15 upended Cacouris in three games, while Harrison Croll '16 ousted Albert, 3-0 (11-6, 11-8, 12-10). Reed Palmer '15 defeated Rodrigo Miranda '14, 3-0 (11-3, 11-7, 11-8), while Willy Clarke '15 won a see-saw affair against Kelvin Chen '16, rebounding from a 14-12 fourth set loss with a 13-11 triumph in the tiebreak.

Amherst returns to action on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at Bates.

No. 11 Amherst 5, No. 13 Conn. College 4
1. Noah Browne (A) def. Brian Mullen (C), 3-1 (8-11, 11-4, 11-5, 11-2)
2. Caleb Garza (C) def. David Kerr (A), 3-0 (11-4, 11-2, 11-6)
3. Scott DeSantis (A) def. Ben Thaler (C), 3-0 (11-6, 11-6, 11-5)
4. Alex Southmayd (A) def. John Sluder (C), 3-1 (11-9, 9-11, 11-5, 11-4)
5. Max Kardon (A) def. Hunger Bolling (C), 3-0 (11-9, 11-8, 11-5)
6. Randy Coplin (C) def. Stephen Cacouris (A), 3-1 (13-11, 7-11, 11-8, 11-7)
7. Jake Albert (A) def. Asa Welty (C), 3-2 (11-8, 10-12, 11-8, 6-11, 11-7)
8. Mike Coscarlli (C) def. Rodrigo Miranda (A), 3-0 (11-6, 11-9, 11-8)
9. Justin Curtis (C) def. Kelvin Chen (A), 3-1 (11-7, 6-11, 11-9, 11-2)

No. 7 Middlebury 7, No. 11 Amherst 2
1. Noah Browne (A) def. Jay Dolan (M), 3-1 (11-4, 3-11, 11-9, 11-9)
2. Parker Hurst (M) def. David Kerr (A), 3-0 (11-4, 11-5, 11-3)
3. Scott DeSantis (A) def. Spencer Hurst (M) 3-0 (11-4, 11-4, 11-7)
4. Andrew Jung (M) def. Alex Southmayd (A), 3-0 (11-9, 11-8, 11-8)
5. Will Moore (M) def. Max Kardon (A), 3-2 (5-11, 11-4, 6-11, 11-4, 11-6)
6. Rober Galluccio (M) def. Steve Cacouris (A), 3-0 (11-6, 11-9, 11-3)
7. Harrison Croll (M) def. Jake Albert (A), 3-0 (11-6, 11-8, 12-10)
8. Reed Palmer (M) def. Rodrigo Miranda (A), 3-0 (11-3, 11-7, 11-8)
9. Willy Clarke (M) def. Kelvin Chen (A), 3-2 (11-8, 8-11, 11-6, 12-14, 13-11)