New England Division 3 Report Week 8

Yet another crazy week in New England, we saw a major upsets as UNew England took down Colby for the first time in school history. Trinity put a damper on Bowdoin’s NCAA hopes. Also, Keene has had a great run beating ECSU in a Little East showdown and backing it up with a win over Bowdoin.

The biggest upset occurred right at presstime as Endicott takes down Tufts 12-10. This is yet another example of the CCC as well as the Little East closing the gap on the NESCAC. The NESCAC is still the best, but as team’s like Endicott and Keene St have shown they are very capable too as both crack the Top 5 this week.

  1. Tufts (8-3) Lose to Endicott 12-10, still the best though
  2. Middlebury (8-2) no crime losing to Tufts by one, Pool C contender
  3. Conn College (9-2) winners of five in a row, Pool C contender
  4. Keene St (9-2) peaking with wins over ECSU and Bowdoin, Little East Favorite
  5. Endicott (9-3) HUGE WIN vs Tufts, RWU comes calling Saturday…Revenge?
  6. Wesleyan (8-2) not a fan of OOC schedule, not Pool C worthy
  7. Bates (7-4) solid year for Bobcats, tough end of season schedule(@Tufts, @Conn, Colby)
  8. Western New England (5-5) haven’t stacked up against elite teams, 5-16 to Cortland this week.
  9. Bowdoin (6-5) season is slipping away
  10. Colby (4-6) what happened? One NESCAC win
  11. Amherst (3-6) losers of 4 of 5
  12. Williams(3-5) looks like another losing season
  13. Hamilton (4-5) four consecutive NESCAC losses
  14. Springfield (4-6) Can they hang on in Pilgrim?
  15. Trinity (4-7) wins over Colby and Bowdoin get Bantams back on track
  16. Roger Williams (6-4) Big week, travel to WNE and Endicott
  17. Babson (5-6) look to be fading after promising start
  18. Umass Dartmouth (7-1) Conn College knocks them off 11-5
  19. Eastern Ct (3-6) lose heartbreaker at Keene St, will there be a rematch?
  20. UNew England (8-3) historic win over Colby, only loss to RWU in last seven

3 Stars:

3rd Star- Cole Bailey (Tufts)- 3g, 5a over the weekend vs Williams and Middlebury

2nd Star- Ian Hart (Keene St)- 3g in showdown win over ECSU

1st Star- Jay Letendre (UNew England) 7 saves leading Nor’easters over Colby 7-6

Photo courtesy Endicott College Athletics