Monday, March 9, 2020

Mammoth Problems

D3Playbook
MARCH 9, 2020 | written by STEVE ULRICH
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1.  COVID-19 Presents Mammoth Problems

Columbia University's Low Memorial Library.

"The spread of the new coronavirus continues to cause major disruptions to higher education.

Colleges in California, New York and Washington -- the states where the largest number of cases have been reported -- have closed their campuses or moved instruction online for the remainder of the quarter in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus.

Colleges have canceled many study abroad programs and suspended university-sponsored travel abroad. At first, colleges canceled programs in countries that have been hard hit by the virus -- most notably China, Italy and South Korea -- but increasingly they have begun canceling all university-sponsored travel abroad for the spring and, in some cases, summer. Some colleges, including Harvard University, have suspended domestic air travel by staff and faculty."

In-Person Classes Canceled
  • Columbia
  • Rice
  • Stanford
  • U. of Washington
  • Yeshiva 

>> Mammoth ImpactAmherst was selected as one of four sectional hosts for the Division III women's basketball tournament this weekend. As of this morning, Amherst officials will not permit spectators to attend. The other three institutions at the sectional - Mary Hardin-BaylorChristopher Newport and George Fox - may be calling for the NCAA to move the site of the sectional.

>> What They're Saying: "This has been relayed to the NCAA that all three of these schools will stand together that this needs to change," said Mark Morefield, UMHB head coach. "Allow families or move the site."

>> Continue Reading with InsideHigherEd.com
>> Go Deeper with Axios

2.  Ice Kings, Queens 

Women's Hockey Receive Automatic Bid to NCAA Tournament

There was a lot of posing on the ice with championship trophies last weekend, as the college hockey regular-season came to a close. Congratulations to all champions!

  • Kora Torkelson tallied the championship goal at the 18:34 mark of overtime to lift #6 River Falls (21-5-2) past #3 Eau Claire, 2-1, for the WIAC title.
  • Denisa Jandova shut the door on St. Scholastica, posting a clean sheet and 28 saves to lead #9 Adrian (22-3-3) to a 4-0 victory and the NCHA title.
  • Caitlin Walker made 13 of her 25 saves in the final period as Amherst (17-5-5) stunned #2 Middlebury, 2-1, to win the NESCAC title.
  • Jordan Hall scored twice with an assist to support Tom Aubrun's shutout performance in goal as #1 Norwich (24-2-2) blanked #5 Hobart, 3-0, for the NEHC championship.
  • Fifth-seeded Wesleyan (15-11-1) shocked the top two seeds - #9 Williams and #8 Trinity - to win the NESCAC men's titleTim Sestak made 38 saves as the Cardinals downed the Bantams, 5-2, in the final.

>> Women's Selection Show, 10:00 EDT
>> Men's Selection Show, 10:30 EDT

3.  Two Rounds Down 


The 2020 NCAA Division III basketball tournaments are shaping up to be memorable. Here is a look back at a wonderful weekend of hoops.

M: Pomona-Pitzer (24-5) d. #10 Emory (22-5), 71-70


M: Hobart (23-5) d. #17 Springfield (23-5), 62-61


M: #5 Mount Union (27-3) d. York (23-6), 90-77

M: #4 St. Thomas (26-3) d. #8 UW-Platteville (23-5), 73-70

W: #13 Loras (25-4) d. #4 DePauw (28-2), 71-60
W: #10 Whitman (26-3) d. #5 Wartburg (24-4), 67-63
W: #9 Baldwin Wallace (28-2) d. #18 Chicago (21-6), 60-58
W: Smith (26-4) d. New Paltz (25-4), 62-60

Round of 16 (M)
Friday

#13 Yeshiva (29-1) at #3 Randolph-Macon (28-2), 2:00
Hobart (23-5) at Christopher Newport (23-6), 6:30
#9 Wittenberg (28-2) at #5 Mount Union (27-3), 7:30
#16 Washington U. (22-5) at #11 North Central (23-5), 8:30
Saturday
#20 Tufts (23-6) at #18 Brockport (26-3), 4:00
Whitworth (23-6) at #1 Swarthmore (28-1), 5:00
Pomona-Pitzer (23-5) at #15 Elmhurst (25-5), 6:00
#4 St. Thomas (27-2) at #2 Saint John's (27-2), 7:00

Round of 16 (W)
Friday
Williams (20-8) at #2 Tufts (28-1), TBA
#19 Messiah (25-4) vs. Smith (26-4), TBA
#10 Whitman (26-3) vs. #11 Oglethorpe (29-1), 5:00
#23 Trine (23-6) at #3 Bowdoin (27-2), 7:30
#14 Mary Hardin-Baylor (26-4) vs. #25 Christopher Newport (25-4), TBA
George Fox (23-6) at #7 Amherst (24-4), TBA
UW-Oshkosh (20-10) vs. #13 Loras (25-4), 5:00
#9 Baldwin Wallace (28-2) at #1 Hope (29-0), 7:00

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4.  Around the Diamond Softball on Apple iOS 13.3 Baseball on Apple iOS 13.3


Baseball - D3baseball.com
  1. Washington U. (lost vs. Coe, 14-5 and 8-5; d. Coe, 13-2)
  2. Cal Lutheran (d. U. of Dallas, 10-3 and 7-5)
  3. Chapman (d. Caltech, 8-2)
  4. Trinity, Texas
  5. Babson
  6. Southern Maine (lost vs. Trinity, Conn., 6-1)
  7. Randolph-Macon (d. Guilford, 3-2 and 10-1)
  8. Birmingham-Southern (lost vs. Millsaps, 6-2 and 12-7; d. Millsaps, 12-2)
  9. Salisbury (lost vs. #22 Johns Hopkins, 10-4)
  10. Kean

Softball - NFCA
  1. Texas Lutheran (d. #5 Illinois Wesleyan, 3-0; lost vs. #2 Christopher Newport, 10-2; d. Pacific Lutheran, 12-0)
  2. Christopher Newport (d. Claremont-M-S, 7-3; d. #1 Texas Lutheran, 10-2; lost vs. #5 Illinois Wesleyan, 7-1; SUN vs. St. Benedict/Berry)
  3. Linfield (d. Emerson, 5-3; lost to Berry, 13-8lost vs. Piedmont, 10-6; d. St. Benedict, 4-3)
  4. East Texas Baptist (d. DePauw, 6-1; d. St. John Fisher, 1-0; d. Emory, 8-5)
  5. Illinois Wesleyan (lost vs. #1 Texas Lutheran, 3-0; d. Pacific Lutheran, 3-0; d. Emory & Henry, 4-0; d. #2 Christopher Newport. 7-1)
  6. Virginia Wesleyan (d. Bethany, 8-0; d. Bethany, 9-1; d. Allegheny, 16-5)
  7. Eastern Connecticut
  8. DePauw (lost vs. #4 East Texas Baptist, 6-1; lost vs. #12 Central, 7-2; d. Alma, 1-0; lost vs. Washington U., 12-1)
  9. Williams
  10. TCNJ (lost vs. Lynchburg, 8-7; lost at #16 Salisbury, 11-5 and 2-0)

5.  Lax et Lux Lacrosse on Apple iOS 13.3


Lacrosse (M) - USILA
  1. Salisbury (d. Ohio Wesleyan, 22-4)
  2. Amherst (lost at #6 Tufts, 25-15)
  3. Cabrini (lost at Ithaca, 11-9)
  4. Williams (d. Colby, 19-5)
  5. RIT (d. Clarkson, 18-6)
  6. Tufts (d. #2 Amherst, 25-15)
  7. Denison (d. DePauw, 20-3)
  8. Ursinus (d. Illinois Wesleyan, 20-8)
  9. York (d. Lycoming, 18-5)
  10. Wesleyan (lost vs. Western New England, 13-10)

Lacrosse (W) - IWLCA
  1. Middlebury (d. Connecticut College, 16-5)
  2. Tufts (d. #9 Amherst, 9-7)
  3. Gettysburg (lost at #6 W&L, 12-9)
  4. Franklin & Marshall
  5. Wesleyan
  6. Washington and Lee (d. #3 Gettysburg, 12-9)
  7. Salisbury (d. Washington College, 16-7)
  8. York (d. #19 William Smith, 13-5)
  9. Amherst (lost vs. #2 Tufts, 9-7)
  10. Catholic

6.  At the Net


Volleyball (M) - AVCA
  1. Springfield (d. Hunter, 3-0; at Elms)
  2. NYU (d. Elmira, 3-0)
  3. New Paltz (d. #15 MIT, 3-1)
  4. Dominican (lost at Marymount, 3-0)
  5. Rutgers-Newark
  6. Vassar (d. Elmira, 3-0; d. #10 Wells, 3-2)
  7. St. John Fisher (d. #9 Endicott, 3-1)
  8. Stevens (d. Juniata, 3-2; d. Penn State Altoona, 3-0)
  9. Endicott (d. #13 MSOE, 3-0; lost vs. #7 St. John Fisher, 3-1)
  10. Wells (lost vs. #6 Vassar, 3-2)

Tennis (M) - ITA
  1. Emory (d. Rhodes, 9-0)
  2. Claremont-M-S (d. #11 Washington U., 9-0)
  3. Middlebury
  4. Chicago (d. Illinois Tech, 9-0)
  5. Amherst
  6. Wesleyan
  7. Bowdoin
  8. Brandeis
  9. Case Western
  10. Williams

Tennis (W) - ITA
  1. Claremont-M-S (d. Cal Lutheran, 9-0; d. Army West Point, 6-1; d. Vassar, 7-2)
  2. Wesleyan
  3. Emory
  4. Middlebury
  5. Carnegie Mellon (d. Cardinal Stritch, 6-1; d. U. of Mary, 7-0; d. Sioux Falls, 7-0; d. McMurry, 9-0; d. #13 Kenyon, 7-2)
  6. Pomona-Pitzer (d. Colorado State, 4-3)
  7. Amherst
  8. Chicago
  9. MIT
  10. Bowdoin

7.  Of Note


Softball on Apple iOS 13.3  No. 2 Christopher Newport used home runs from Maddie HoolPatty Maye Ohanian and Tara Deck to power past No. 1 Texas Lutheran, 10-2, in a five-inning contest at the NFCA Leadoff Classic.

Lacrosse on Apple iOS 13.3  (W) Washington and Lee (5-1) scored the game's final four goals to outlast #3 Gettysburg, 12-9. Katherine Faria tallied four times for the #6 Generals.

Lacrosse on Apple iOS 13.3  (M) Mac Bredahl led a 25-goal attack with three goals and four assists as #6 Tufts (3-0) handled #2 Amherst, 25-15. The Jumbos outshot the Mammoths, 77-44.

Volleyball on Apple iOS 13.3  Marymount (12-9) handed #4 Dominican its first loss of the season, downing the Stars in straight sets. Sam Safley had 11 kills for the Saints.

Volleyball on Apple iOS 13.3  No. 6 Vassar (16-5) needed five sets to dispatch No. 10 WellsKevin Ros led the Brewers with 15 kills.

Baseball on Apple iOS 13.3  Unranked Coe (2-2) scored seven times in the sixth inning on its way to a 14-5 upset of top-ranked Washington U. on Saturday. Riley LeGrand went 5-for-6 with three runs scored and four RBI for the Kohawks.

  Mount St. Joseph senior Anna Schoster posted the season's top performance in the pole vault, clearing 4.02m (13-2 1/4) at the Polar Bear Last Chance Qualifier.

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