Nice wins for Middlebury today. Hope that Coach Foote can go out in a blaze of glory. Good luck to her and the Middlebury women.
Magicman........good to hear from you and thanks. A little arm weather for a "Spring" sport would help but so far it's just the fans who seem to be bothered by it. An overdue congrats to the Cardinal women's hockey team on their 2nd consecutive DIII national championship. Your men's LAX are having a pretty decent season themselves I see. Is Cortland still the team to beat in the SUNYAC this year?
Cortland is almost always the team to beat in Men's LAX, Women's LAX and Baseball. They usually win the conference crown in softball as well (but came in 2nd last year to Oneonta) I don't think this year will be any different. Both the Lacrosse teams are nationally ranked (men 16th, women 6th), baseball team is ranked #2 in the D3 poll. Only the softball team is unranked with a 6-6 record, but they will probably win the SUNYAC conference, having done so in 5 of the last 8 years.
Our Men's Lacrosse team is having a decent season...beat Brockport down there over the weekend, but Cortland will probably prove to be a huge obstacle once again. We came close last year losing to them twice by identical 11-10 scores at their place. We get them at home this year...maybe we can get lucky.
See the CAC won the National Championship in Men's Hockey with Trinity preventing Stevens Point from winning national titles on back to back weekends with a 5-2 win. I watched that game online and it was much closer than the final score indicates. Really a 3-2 game plus the 2 empty net goals in the last minute by the Bantams. Glad a team from the East won it. Trinity eliminated my Cards. It didn't help when the game, which was supposed to be in Plattsburgh got switched to Trinity's rink when the Cardinal women were declared the host of their Final Four. I knew we were doomed when that happened. Still, I think the Bantams would probably have won even if the game was played in Plattsburgh. They were the better team.
Spring just can't be found here in the North Country. Plattsburgh's baseball team had to travel down to Poughkeepsie to play their 3 "home" games against Oswego State. Played one on Sunday night (we lost 5-2) and tomorrow we play them in a double header at the home field of Bard College. I know the scientists are correct when they speak of global warming and the fact is that this has been one of the warmest years on record...but you'll be hard pressed to find many in the North Country that believe that after the past two winters we've had.