2015 Men’s National Team Championships: Day 2 Afternoon Report


Hartford, CT — The early afternoon has seen a number of dramatic matches.

A Division (Potter Cup): In the consolation semifinals, Penn and Yale were neck-and-neck through the first two flights of matches. The Potter Cup semifinals are scheduled to begin mid-afternoon. Trinity and Columbia will play in one, and Harvard and St. Lawrence will play in the other.

B Division (Hoehn Cup): Just how competitive is the B Division? All four matches today were tied 3-all going into the final flight. Drexel, ranked 12th overall coming into the tournament, gave the B Division’s top seed, Princeton, a tough time in the semifinals. In the final flight, wins from Samuel Kang at #1 and David Hoffman at #4 decided the match in Princeton’s favor. The Cornell-Dartmouth semifinal was equally as close. Dartmouth took the early lead in the final flight of matches, thanks to James Fisch’s five-game win over Jordan Brail at #5. The final score was 5-4.  In the consolations, Bates upset Williams 5-4.

C Division (Summers Cup): In the Summers Cup semifinals, Middlebury clinched early against Wesleyan. Although the #3 and #9 matches went to five games, the Panthers swept the first flight of matches, and they rode that momentum into the second flight. Middlebury will play the winner of the Western Ontario/Brown match in the Summers Cup final.

D Division (Conroy Cup): Today’s D Division matches are scheduled for later this afternoon and evening. Tufts will play Hamilton in one semifinal, and Stanford and Conn will play in the other.

E Division: (Chaffee Cup): The E Division semifinals — Georgetown versus NYU and Johns Hopkins versus Denison — are scheduled for 5:30 pm this afternoon.

F Division (Serues Cup): Richmond advanced to the Serues Cup finals with a convincing 8-1 win over Washington University in St. Louis. Wash U’s lone win came from Ben Auerbach, who won outlasted the Spiders’ David Guettlein in five at #9.

G Division (Hawthorn Cup): Swarthmore and the College of Charleston will play for the Hawthorn Cup. Swarthmore advanced to the finals with a win over Miami, and Charleston advanced by defeating the University of California Berkeley. The University of Washington advanced to the H Division consolation finals with an 8-1 win over Dickinson.

H Division: With Ithaca forfeiting three matches, Notre Dame won 7-2. The Fighting Irish will play Vassar this evening.