HADLEY, Mass. - The Bowdoin women's basketball team will compete in the NCAA Final Four for the second straight year. Additionally, 93 athletes are headed to the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships that begin March 21 in Greensboro, N.C. Finally, congratulations to the Williams women's indoor track & field team for capturing the NCAA title last week in Boston. Student-athletes from Middlebury, Wesleyan, and Williams also won individual titles at the championship meet.
Thomas More (31-0) vs. Scranton (29-2) - 7 p.m. (ET)
National championship game will be Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Tyler Seltenreich scored what proved to be the game-winning goal at 19:45 of the second period to lift the University of New England to a 2-1 victory over Trinity in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Junior Taggart Corriveau (New Britain, Conn.) sliced the lead to one with a goal for the Bantams at 9:34 of the third period, but that would be as close as Trinity could get. The Bantams finished the season with a record of 19-4-5.
Williams claimed its first-ever NCAA Tournament victory with a 3-1 win over defending champion Norwich at Lansing Chapman Rink. Sophomore Brynn Puppe’s (Northfield, Minn.) slapshot gave the Ephs a 2-1 lead at 5:39 of the third period and sophomore Avery Dunn’s (Anchorage, Alaska) power-play tally at 11:50 sealed the victory for Williams. Plattsburgh State scored two third-period goals eight seconds apart to break a 3-3 tie and post a 5-3 victory over visiting Williams in an NCAA Quarterfinal matchup. Williams finished the year with a record of 21-5-3.
A total of 93 swimmers and divers from NESCAC schools have qualified for the 2019 NCAA Division III Men's & Women's Swimming and Diving Championships which will be March 20-23 at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, N.C.
NESCAC Runner-Up Tufts leads the men's teams with 13 swimmers, while Amherst will send 10 athletes. Seven swimmers from Williams and five athletes from Bowdoin will also participate.
NESCAC Champion Williams will be the most represented team in the conference at the women's championship with 14 swimmers. Amherst and Tufts will send 10 swimmers to the championship, while nine Bates athletes will make the trip along with swimmers from Wesleyan (6), Connecticut College (5), and Bowdoin (4).