Monday, March 7, 2022

How Sweet It Is


written by STEVE ULRICH
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1. How Sweet It Is

Spartans celebrate the win over UW-Oshkosh
photo by Steve Frommell, UW-Oshkosh

We are down to the Sweet 16 in the men's and women's basketball championship tournaments.

On the women's side, Amherst, Hope, Tranyslvania and UW-Whitewater will serve as sectional hosts. For the men, Case Western Reserve, Illinois Wesleyan, Marietta and Randolph-Macon will play host.

Women - Sweet 16
(1) Christopher Newport vs. (13) Trinity, Texas; (11) Tufts at (8) Amherst
(10) Baldwin Wallace vs. UW-Oshkosh; (16) Smith at (12) UW-Whitewater
(7) New York U. vs. (9) Scranton; Millikin at (2) Hope
(5) Trine vs. Springfield; (21) Mary Hardin-Baylor at (3) Transylvania

>> Wrapup, courtesy of
>> Complete Bracket

Men- Sweet 16
(16) Elmhurst vs. Calvin; (6) Mary Hardin-Baylor at Case Western Reserve
(15) Wabash vs. (22) Williams; (18) Wheaton, Ill. at (7) Illinois Wesleyan
(4) Christopher Newport vs. (23) Stockton; (17) Oswego State at (2) Marietta
(13) WPI vs. RPI; Mass-Dartmouth at (1) Randolph-Macon

>> Wrapup, courtesy of
>> Complete Bracket


2. Conference Champions

photo by Tristan Durgin, UNE athletics

It wasn't all basketball last weekend, as conferences determined their champions in ice hockey. The Division III women's championship field was announced last night, while the men's selection show commences at 10 a.m. ET this morning.

Women's Bracket
First Round - Wednesday

Aurora (21-6) at UW-River Falls (26-1)
UW-Eau Claire (23-5) at Gustavus Adolphus (22-3-2)

Quarterfinals - Saturday
First Round winners
Endicott (19-4-1) at Middlebury (24-0)
Elmira (24-2-1) at Nazareth (27-1)
Colby (16-5-1) at Plattsburgh State (24-2-1)

>> Complete Bracket

Conference Championships
CCC: (8) Endicott d. U. of New England, 2-1
MIAC: (6) Gustavus Adolphus d. Hamline, 6-1
NCHA: Aurora d. St. Norbert, 5-1
NEHC: (3) Elmira d. Castleton, 4-0
NESCAC: (1) Middlebury d. Amherst, 2-0
NEWHL: (2) Plattsburgh d. Cortland, 4-3 (OT)
UCHC: (7) Nazareth d. Manhattanville, 7-0
WIAC: (4) River Falls d. (5) Eau Claire, 6-3

CCC: (11) U. of New England d. (13) Endicott, 3-2 (OT)
MASCAC: Plymouth State d. Salem State, 8-4
MIAC: St. Olaf d. (4) Augsburg, 5-2
NCHA: (1) Adrian d. (5) St. Norbert, 12-3
NEHC: (6) Babson d. Skidmore, 5-3
NESCAC: Trinity, Conn. d. (14) Colby, 4-1
SUNYAC: (3) Geneseo d. (12) Oswego, 6-1
UCHC: (2) Utica d. (8) Wilkes, 7-4
WIAC: Eau Claire d. (9) Stevens Point, 6-2

>> Watch the men's selection show



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3.    Sweet Home Chicago


The University of Chicago won its first ITA Division III Indoor National championship with a thrilling 5-4 victory against Emory.

The Maroons also defeated MIT and Pomona-Pitzer by 5-4 counts on their way to the title. The Eagles captured all three doubles matches to take the early lead. But freshman Shianna Guo and junior Claudia Ng battled back from first-set defeats to pull out third-set wins for the championship.

The Sagehens downed Claremont-M-S, 5-1, to take third place.

>> Box Score
>> Tournament Central


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4.  Best in Class

Emily Shilson turns her opponent during a 2021-22 Augsburg women's wrestling meet.
Emily Shilson, Augsburg
North Central (Ill.) was the top Division III team finisher at the National Collegiate Women's Wrestling Championships at Adrian College.

The Cardinals finished fourth overall with 128 points, while Augsburg took sixth place with 82. McKendree University captured the team championship.

Augsburg 109 Emily Shilson was one of three DIII individual weight class champions. Shilson registered a technical fall against NCC's Sydney Petzinger, 10-0, in the final for her fourth national crown.

Other gold medalists included Adrian 136 Zoe Nowicki, who decisioned Augsburg's Nina Makem, 4-0, and North Central 170 Yelena Makoved, who defeated McKendree's Joye Levendusky, 3-1, to win her second straight crown.

NCC's Niya Teresita Gaines was second at 130, while Augsburg's Marlynne Deede placed third at 155.

Team Standings
  1. McKendree, 188
  2. King, 166
  3. Simon Fraser, 145.5
  4. North Central, Ill., 128
  5. Colorado Mesa, 89
  6. Augusburg 82
  7. Tiffin, 75.5
  8. Adrian, 42.5
  9. Emmanuel; Gannon, 38.5

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      Track and Field
    • The Division III Track and Field Committee announced the participants for the 2022 NCAA championships this weekend in Winston-Salem, N.C. For each individual event contested, the top 20 declared student-athletes were accepted into the competition. For each relay event contested, the top 12 declared relay teams, one per institution, were accepted into the competition. 
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      6.  Comings and Goings

      1 THING

      7.  Plays of the Weekend

      Jared Christy
       scores the championship-winning goal in overtime as U. of New England defeated Endicott for the Commonwealth Coast Conference title.

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