2015 Women’s National Team Championships: Day 2 Evening Report


Cambridge, MA — Due to the snowstorm, a number of matches were cancelled or rescheduled, but a few teams played into the late afternoon. Check the brackets page for changes to match times and locations.

A Division (Howe Cup): Earlier in the afternoon, Harvard and Trinity advanced to the Howe Cup finals. Because George Washington withdrew from the tournament, Yale automatically advanced to the consolation finals. The Bulldogs will play Cornell, who handily defeated A Division newcomers Columbia, 8-1. The 7th/8th-place playoff match has been cancelled.

B Division (Kurtz Cup): Dartmouth and Stanford will play for the B Division title tomorrow, and Brown and Williams will compete for 11th place in the nation. The other B Division matches have been cancelled.

C Division (Walker Cup): Virginia and Wellesley squeezed in their final match this afternoon. The Cavaliers defeated the Blue, 7-2, to claim 7th place in the C Division and 23rd overall. Bowdoin and Amherst will play for the Walker Cup tomorrow. Bowdoin won the C Division in 2013, and Amherst won last year.

D Division (Epps Cup): William Smith will play Tufts for the Epps Cup. The Jumbos advanced to the final first, dispatching Connecticut College 8-1. William Smith almost didn’t make it to the final: Mount Holyoke put up stiff competition, but the Herons still managed to prevail, 5-4.

E Division: Dickinson won’t be leaving their first trip to the National Team Championships empty-handed. The E Division teams decided to play their final immediately after the semifinals. Dickinson had advanced with a win over Washington University in St. Louis, and Northwestern had beaten Vassar to reach the final. The Wildcats had success in the middle of the ladder, winning at #3, #4, and #5, but the Red Devils took the match by winning at the top and bottom. The final score was Dickinson 6, Northwestern 3.

F Division: The F Division round robin concluded Saturday afternoon. Boston University finished the tournament with a strong 8-1 win over NYU. The match between Northeastern and Minnesota was much closer. The two teams only played eight matches, and they tied with four wins apiece. Northeastern won 15 games to Minnesota’s 13, so the Huskies were the winners.