Monday, November 21, 2022

Fly Eagles Fly


written by STEVE ULRICH
your must-read briefing on what's driving the day in NCAA Division III
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1.  Fly Eagles Fly

National Champions!!! Juniata Women's Volleyball is Back on Top of the Volleyball World

Juniata won its third national women's volleyball fashion in convincing fashion as the Eagles blanked Trinity (Texas), 25-17, 25-11, 25-23. 

Olivia Foley was named the tournament MVP after handing out 41 set assists in the finale.

Head coach Heather Pavlik added her first national championship as a head coach as she was an assistant on the 2004 and 2006 teams.

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2.  MIT, Hopkins Run To Titles

MIT men's cross country holding the NCAA National Championship Trophy  2022 NCAA Champions

The MIT men and the Johns Hopkins women ran to victory at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championship in East Lansing, Mich.

The Engineers captured the institution's first NCAA team championship with a resounding 47-point victory over runner-up Wartburg. Senior Sam Acquaviva was the top individual finisher for MIT taking third place. John Carroll's Alex Phillip finished first with a time of 24:37.6.

The Blue Jays won their third consecutive title and set a Division III record by winning their eighth team championship, edging Chicago by three points. Alex Ross led Hop with a fifth-place finish. Loras' Kassie Parker was the individual champion in 21:06.5.

>> Complete Team and Individual Results


3. Dominant!

2022 NCAA Field Hockey Champions

Middlebury won its fifth straight NCAA Division III field hockey championship and sixth in the past seven events with a 1-0 overtime victory against Johns Hopkins.

Abby Griffin scored the championship-winning goal with 2:23 remaining in overtime as she worked the ball down the right side of the circle to the goal line before sending a shot toward the left pipe that hit a defender and trickled into the cage.

The Panthers outshot the Blue Jays, 9-4, with Hop keeper Alexis Loder making seven saves. 

It is the second consecutive runner-up finish for Hopkins.

The Panthers are 104-5 during the five-year stretch.

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4. Set For Salem

The national semifinalists have been determined in the NCAA Division III men's and women's soccer championships.


Williams d. No. 5 Kenyon, 1-0

  • David Wang scored in the 83' to put the Ephs in the national semifinals for the seventh time and first since 2013.

No. 25 Mary Washington d. No. 8 Bowdoin, 3-2

  • Carter Berg scored twice in a 10-second span of the second half as the Eagles advanced to the final four for the second time in program history and first since 1997.

No. 2 Chicago d. No. 10 Gustavus Adolphus, 1-0

  • Lyndon Hu scored on a penalty in the 25' and the Maroon defense made it stand up as Chicago returns to the semifinals for the second consecutive season and fifth time in program history.

No. 4 Stevens tied No. 13 Johns Hopkins, 1-1 (Ducks advance on PKs, 5-4)

  • Bruno Andino scored the game-tying goal in the 79' and his Duck teammates tallied five of their six penalties to lift Stevens to their second national semifinal and first since 2008.


No. 5 Case Western Reserve d. No. 11 William Smith, 4-2

  • The Spartans scored four unanswered goals over the final 32 minutes, including a pair from Helena VanBibber, to move into the national semis for the first time. 

No. 2 Johns Hopkins d. No. 1 Misericordia, 2-0

  • Breukelen Woodard scored once in each half as the Blue Jays advanced to the national final four, handing the Cougars their first defeat of the season.

No. 16 Virginia Wesleyan tied No. 3 Christopher Newport, 0-0 (Marlins advance on PKs, 4-3)

  • Rachel Quigley made 12 saves in regulation and extra time and two stops in the shootout as the Marlins survived a 26-6 shot differential to return to the national semis.

No. 4 Messiah tied Washington (Mo.), 2-2 (Falcons advance on PKs, 5-4)

  • The Falcons converted all five penalties to advance to their 14th Final Four in program history.

5. First-Round Results

Sixteen games are complete in the NCAA Division III Football Championship with three top 10 teams falling to defeat.

No. 4 Saint John's d. Northwestern, 49-0
No. 12 Wartburg d. No. 7 UW-La Crosse, 14-6
No. 23 Alma d. No. 25 Mount St. Joseph, 41-21
Aurora d. No. 8 UW-Whitewater, 33-28

No. 2 Mount Union d. Salisbury, 51-0
Utica d. No. 11 Susquehanna, 17-10
No. 16 Randolph-Macon d. No. 17 Cortland, 35-28
No. 14 Delaware Valley d. Gallaudet, 59-0

No. 1 North Central (Ill.) d. Lake Forest, 50-0
No. 19 Carnegie Mellon d. DePauw, 45-19
Springfield d. No. 22 Endicott, 17-14
No. 10 Ithaca d. UMass-Dartmouth, 63-20

No. 6 Trinity (Texas) d. No. 9 Hardin-Simmons, 14-7
No. 3 Mary Hardin-Baylor d. No. 20 Huntingdon, 54-0
No. 13 Bethel d. No. 15 Wheaton (Ill.), 34-32
No. 5 Linfield d. Pomona-Pitzer, 51-24

>> Complete Bracket


6.  Lightning Round 

 Ice Hockey (M)


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