Hatfield, MA — With most schools heading into final exams prior to the semester break, there were a limited number of matches on the schedule this week.
On Tuesday, Brown visited Yale to kick off Ivy League play. Both Bulldogs squads shutout Brown.
In Massachusetts on Wednesday, the Amherst women defeated neighboring Smith College. Farther east in Cambridge, Harvard hosted Dartmouth. Last season, the Dartmouth men upset Harvard, 5-4. For the first time in 75 meetings, Dartmouth came into this season’s match with a winning streak. Harvard got back to their winning ways against the Big Green with an 8-1 victory. In the women’s match, Harvard defeated Dartmouth, 9-0.
On Friday, the Connecticut College men visited Wesleyan. The Camels were seeking their first victory against Wesleyan since the 2011-2012 season. Wesleyan captured the match, 7-2, to extend their all-time series lead to 38-14.
In New York on Saturday, the Bard men hosted NYU. The Raptors lost 2-7 to their guests. Bard enters the semester break with a 7-2 record.
Schools are reminded that to qualify for the National Team Championships, a minimum number of matches must be played at specific periods of the season:\
- Varsity teams are required to play ten (10) matches against other CSA teams to enter team championships. At minimum, each team should have at least 6 different opponents. Varsity teams should play the majority of their matches against other varsity schools.
- Club teams are required to play eight (8) matches against other CSA teams to enter team championships. At minimum, each team should have at least five (5) different opponents.
For a regular season match to officially count for ranking purposes, each team must have at least seven players. Matches with less than seven players per team will not count towards the required number of matches for entry into the National Team Championships.