Kent Boys Varsity Squash Sweeps Trinity-Pawling


Scarlett Chu, Campus Reporter

On Wednesday, January 8, the Kent boys varsity squash team had its first game of 2020 against Trinity-Pawling. The opponent played hard against the Lions, but in just over forty minutes, the scoreboard in the Bourke Racquet Center was proudly displaying Kent’s decisive victory.

The first match between Julian Sandoval ‘21 and his opponent was especially intense, attracting the attention of the majority of the spectators. He fought hard from start to finish, sending his opponent rushing after the ball from one side of the court to the other. The player from Trinity-Pawling put up an impressive fight, but Sandoval won all three games, 11-4, 11-0 and 11-4.

One of the most exciting matches was played by Howard Story ‘21, who was steadily winning until the final game out of three. His opponent stayed ahead of him by two points until the end when Story pulled through with a close 11-9 victory. Story’s match was the decisive factor that secured the Lions’ first win of the year. The game was very one-sided, reflecting the team’s hard work with another sweeping 7-0 win.

Coach Seth was very proud of the team’s effort, “with solid performances all the way down the lineup.” He believes this to be “a great start to the second half of the season” and hopes that they will continue their excellent performance.

“Given that we only had two days to prepare for this match, all seven players did a great job of being efficient at practice and this showed on the court today,” he says. The new squash coach also remarks that it has been very gratifying to see everyone coming together as a team and working towards their joint goals for this season.