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Weekend Recap: Number 15 for Trinity Plus Final Men’s Matches

In the last full weekend of regular season play before the national championships, our final conference champion was crowned and several men’s results altered the final landscape heading into the Men’s Team Championships. Congratulations are in order for the Trinity College women’s team, which won the NESCAC Championship for the 15th time.

New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Women’s Championship

(photo courtesy: NESCAC)

The No. 2 nationally ranked Trinity women’s team rolled through their NESCAC competition at Hamilton College over the weekend, securing the title while dropping only a single game throughout the event. They displayed an impressive level of dominance en route to their 15th NESCAC Championship in as many years.

Runner-up Tufts University deserve mention as well. They entered the tournament with their highest seed in program history – No. 2 – and outlasted 3-seed Williams 5-4 in a fierce semifinal to secure their first berth to a NESCAC final. In a Little Three match-up that had been cancelled during the regular season, Williams bounced back from their semifinal loss to overcome Amherst in the 3/4 playoff, also by a 5-4 score.

Regular Season Results

  • The No. 9 Drexel men traveled to No. 7 Cornell needing a win to earn Top-8 consideration, and they got it with a tough 6-3 road win.
  • No. 12 Western (Ontario) got back in the groove after a lengthy COVID-19-related layoff. Despite a loss to Cornell on Friday night, they bounced back to take out Navy and No. 13 Chatham for two confidence-building victories.
  • No. 17 Williams needed to secure some big wins and get back into match shape before the championships, and they did so with victories over No.15 St. Lawrence and No. 14 MIT.
  • The biggest match on the women’s side pitted No. 12 Dartmouth against No. 10 Brown. The Big Green overmatched their former Ivy League foes to clinch a vital season-ending win.
  • The largest upset of the weekend came from a match between local rivals No. 16 Franklin & Marshall and No. 22 Dickinson. Despite losing in two previous matches this season, Dickinson put it all together this time, taking a resounding 8-1 win over F&M.

Final Women’s Regular Season Matches

This evening, the No. 6 Drexel women host No. 3 Princeton in each team’s final tune-up before the women’s team championships next weekend. Mount Holyoke also has two final matches on the schedule this coming weekend against Smith College and Vassar College.

Full results from the season so far can be viewed here: Women and Men.