New England D3 Report: Week 10
Huge week for Endicott
The Gulls started out the week pummeling CCC nemesis WNE 20-6 in “The Nest” . Harrison Cotter and Colin Bannon combined for 13 goals Endicott. Bowdoin figured to be a tougher opponent on the weekend, not. The Gulls stellar home form continued with an 18-10 thrashing of the NESCAC foe. Harrison Cotter was once again the offensive stalwart dropping in another seven goals, not a bad week for him. The Gulls will have home field throughout the CCC Tourney and will be odds on favorite to take the CCC title.
NESCAC seedings up for grabs
The top eight NESCAC teams will advance to the NESCAC playoffs following this week ends games. One thing is for sure is the Tufts Jumbos will be the top seed and will host the final four provided they can win a first round match up. I would bet a good amount that will be the case.
Wesleyan had had hopes of giving Tufts a challenge for the top spot, but as had happen many times this year the Jumbos offense was way too much. The Cardinals fell 17-11 as the Tufts quartet of Uppgren, Schoenhut, Bailey and Woods combined for 10 goals and 7 assists. Will anyone slow Tufts down in the NESCAC tourney? I say no, but we will see.
Amherst had a huge week as well, the Jeff’s made a huge step in making the NCAA tourney with a 2-0 week. Although not as potent as Tufts attack, Moroney, Acton and Haffey all have had great seasons.
1st Star: Harrison Cotter, Endicott: Shot a blazing 14 for 23 in the Gulls two huge home wins over WNE and Bowdoin. He also added an assist as well.
2nd Star: Devin Acton, Amherst: The Senior went over the 200 point mark for his stellar career for the Lord Jeff’s. He shot 4 for 11 and added an assist in wins over Williams and Springfield.
3rd Star: Greg Manjo, Amherst: Recorded 20 big saves against Springfield leading the Lord Jeff defensive effort.
1. Tufts (12-2), W Bates 22-14, W Wesleyan 17-11
2. Amherst (11-3), W Springfield 13-12, W Williams 14-9
3. Springfield (10-3), L Amherst 13-12, W Emerson 29-0
4. Endicott (12-3), W WNE 20-6, W Bowdoin 18-10
5. Wesleyan (10-4), L Tufts 17-11
6. Bowdoin (9-5), L Endicott 18-10
7. Williams (8-6), W Vassar 14-5, L Amherst 14-9
8. Conn College (9-5), W Bates 11-8
9. Middlebury (8-6), W Skidmore 18-10, W Colby 12-6
10. Western New England (7-7), L Endicott 20-6, W UNE 14-9
11. Colby (6-7), L 12-6 Middlebury
12. Keene St (6-6), W UMB 19-10, W USM 18-2
13. Hamilton (5-9), W Trinity 14-11
14. Trinity (4-10), W RWU 6-5, L Hamilton 14-11
15. Roger Williams (11-4), L Trinity 6-5
16. Bates (4-8), L Tufts 22-14, L Conn 11-8
17. EConn (8-5), W UMD 15-8, W Salem St 19-4
18. Babson (9-5), W Clark 7-6
19. Salve Regina (11-4), W WIT 13-12
20. Umass Dartmouth (10-4), L Econn 15-8, W West CT 12-9