Harvard took care of business this weekend, but second-ranked Columbia controlled its own destiny and likewise won twice, capturing the Ivy League crown in the process.
Hosting top-ten opponents Princeton and Penn, Harvard recorded two distinct victories over the weekend—one a blowout, and one a nail-biter that came down to the ninth and final individual match.
Facing off against non-conference opponents No. 8 Rochester and No. 12 Drexel, the Crimson extended its streak of 9-0 victories to three consecutive matches.
Just one day after strolling to an easy 9-0 win at Cornell, Harvard suffered its first defeat of the 2017-2018 season at the hands of a fellow Ancient Eight competitor in No. 4 Columbia, 5-4.
Against a St. Lawrence team that had already racked up wins against Ivy League rivals No. 7 Princeton and No. 5 Penn, the Crimson squashed its opponent. In three games, opposing teams have yet to earn a single match against the No. 2 ranked Harvard.
The duo posted strong results, as Abouaish placed in the fifth to eighth place range in his division, while Gosset claimed victory in the consolation bracket after losing his first-round matchup to Dartmouth sophomore Carson Spahr, 11-8, 11-4, 11-3.
The Harvard men's squash team lost a close match to No.1 Trinity, claiming silver in the National Championship after a 8-1 victory over Yale and 5-4 win against Columbia.
Harvard claimed sole possession of the Ancient Eight title by defeating No. 8 Yale, 5-4, and posting its second undefeated Ivy season in the past three years. Earlier in the weekend, the Crimson had clinched at least a share of the title after its 8-1 win over No. 20 Brown.