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It is remarkable how strong the NESCAC is in athletics.   In women's lacrosse, three of the final four teams are from the NESCAC.  In men's lacrosse, it was the last two standing from the NESCAC.   Tennis is equally represented.   Good stuff, NESCAC.

Not only are three of the final four teams in the women's lax tournament from the NESCAC, but Amherst almost made it four for four.  In  regional final action against Salisbury, what appeared to be a lead-taking goal with just under a minute remaining was nullified by a dangerous shot ruling and the Seagulls popped in the game winner with just four seconds left on the clock.  NESCAC dominance in the women's game is ridiculous.  Middlebury is 6-3 in the championship game since 1996.  Trinity played in five consecutive finals from 2012-16, winning their first appearance with Kate (Perine) Livesay, Middlebury '03 as HC.  Livesay has since taken over at her alma mater and coached the 2016 winner.  Amherst has played Middlebury for the title three times winning it in 2003.  Williams has been runner-up twice, losing once in 2OT.  Bowdoin was the DIII runner-up in 2011.  Hamilton won the championship in 2008 and lost it in 2010 while representing the Liberty League before returning to the NESCAC in 2012.  Seven teams are currently ranked in the top 17 and the final regular season poll included eight in the top 25 with two others among the four programs also receiving votes.  Like I said, ridiculous, and the Amherst-Williams pairing in the men's final shows the conference strength there as well.

Way back when I was a teacher, I taught a girl who played lax in HS and then Middlebury (the school I taught at was a powerhouse in MA).  I believe the girl was only lost 1 or 2 games in her entire HS and college career combined.

Middlebury went 64-3 over coach Livesay's playing career from 2000-2003.  Is that when your ex student played?  Two of the losses were to Amherst and the other was to Williams.  My sister-in-law was the Panther HC at the time.

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It is remarkable how strong the NESCAC is in athletics.   In women's lacrosse, three of the final four teams are from the NESCAC.  In men's lacrosse, it was the last two standing from the NESCAC.   Tennis is equally represented.   Good stuff, NESCAC.

Not only are three of the final four teams in the women's lax tournament from the NESCAC, but Amherst almost made it four for four.  In  regional final action against Salisbury, what appeared to be a lead-taking goal with just under a minute remaining was nullified by a dangerous shot ruling and the Seagulls popped in the game winner with just four seconds left on the clock.  NESCAC dominance in the women's game is ridiculous.  Middlebury is 6-3 in the championship game since 1996.  Trinity played in five consecutive finals from 2012-16, winning their first appearance with Kate (Perine) Livesay, Middlebury '03 as HC.  Livesay has since taken over at her alma mater and coached the 2016 winner.  Amherst has played Middlebury for the title three times winning it in 2003.  Williams has been runner-up twice, losing once in 2OT.  Bowdoin was the DIII runner-up in 2011.  Hamilton won the championship in 2008 and lost it in 2010 while representing the Liberty League before returning to the NESCAC in 2012.  Seven teams are currently ranked in the top 17 and the final regular season poll included eight in the top 25 with two others among the four programs also receiving votes.  Like I said, ridiculous, and the Amherst-Williams pairing in the men's final shows the conference strength there as well.

 


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JEFFFAN....agree!  Have posted the results on the lacrosse board.  Just watched the post game shows, Ephs and Jeffs shows today.  Amherst players were all juniors....leading me to think that Amherst may not have their seniors around in time for the May 26 title game at 4pm in Philly.  Amherstís graduation is in the morning of May 26th.

The Middlebury women had quite a large group of seniors on their 2016 roster.  They had their own graduation ceremony after winning the championship.

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NESCAC football fans-

I am a current student at a NESCAC school and a longtime football follower. I do not play on my school's team, but I am posting to inquire about any possible opportunities to do game writeups, previews, blog posts, player profiles, or any other sort of game-related writing for NESCAC football teams. I am not asking to be paid, but I would like to get some writing-related experience on my resume before I apply for internships next summer. I have followed NESCAC football since entering college, and I know that football would be something I would be able to write passionately about. If anyone knows of a website, blog or newspaper that I could write for, please let me know. I am most familiar with NESCAC football, but I would also be open to writing about other sports (baseball, basketball, golf, etc) if the opportunity arises. I could provide a writing sample if necessary. Thank you!

 


Try this link.   nothingbutnescac.com   I know they do a good job with football and basketball.

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Lacrosse, track, cross country, softball / Re: Lacrosse
« on: May 16, 2019, 04:41:52 pm »
Some Nescac menís lacrosse news.  Yesterday, Amherst beat  Tufts in Medford to reach their first ever semi-final NCAA game.   Williams will be their opponent!  Williams beat RIT in Rochester, NY.....the no 1 ranked team in  2OT.  Only other prior game RIT lost  was a game in Md...opponent...Amherst! 
Amherst had to beat Wesleyan, the  2018 Nat. champs, in order to meet Tufts...the top rated team in the North Region of the NCAA.
Should be a interesting Amherst vs Williams game :)....two schools that never before played in a NCAA semi-final game.
On the womenís side.....Amherst plays in Salisbury Md. on Sunday in a NCAA game.

amh63,

It's good to hear from you. although I haven't posted on the board this season as often as I usually do either.  Who knew that the Amherst men would have to win the equivalent of a Little Three championship to advance to the DIII final game. :D  My money is on the LJs.

The weather is threatening to finally be Spring-like here this weekend when the MC women host their regional.  I'll believe it when it happens. ::)  It's another matchup with always dangerous Bowdoin.  I see the Amherst women are seeded on the other side of the bracket.  Perhaps three games from now we'll have a Middlebury-Amherst championship game rematch from 1999, 2001 and 2003.  The Panthers won the first two, the second in 2OT, and the LJs won it all in '03.  Of course, six excellent teams stand in the way.  Let's play 'em.

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Lacrosse, track, cross country, softball / Re: Lacrosse
« on: May 09, 2019, 01:19:37 am »
After winning the OAC regular season championship, last night the Raiders won the OAC Tournament Championship as well. Both of these was for the 6th consecutive year, the only years the OAC has recognized lacrosse.
Tonight we'll find out the makeup of the bracket and who we play. Now, if they can just get past the 1st round. Those Eastern teams are real powerhouses. In the IWLCA top 25 poll, outside of Colorado College, the western most team seems to be York (Pa).
Whatever happens, I'm proud of this team. Go Raiders!  :o



MUC57,

The Mount Union women are 4-5 in NCAA tournament play and last year was the first time in five postseasons that they failed to win their first game, which was lost to #5 Mary Washington.  This season you host a three team regional bracket and, with a bye, play the first round winner.  I don't think the Raiders will beat Catholic, who should have no trouble with Albion, but I don't rule out the possibility entirely.  It was #15 Catholic who beat you 21-8 in the 2015 regional finals played at Cortland State.  Not all of Mount Union's tournament wins have come against "western" opposition.  In 2016 they beat #17 Washington & Lee in the first round.  Washington & Lee just happens to be the current #1.  Your Raiders are just three seasons removed from defeating the top ranked program in this year's tournament.  So, you're proud of this group?  Sure, why not. ;)

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Lacrosse, track, cross country, softball / Re: Lacrosse
« on: April 27, 2019, 03:44:13 am »
If any one is interested ... I have been officially booked for the DIII Women's Lacrosse Final Four. This will be my fourth year as the play-by-play voice in the last five seasons (weird story on why I wasn't doing the games two years ago).

I will be joined my Monika Moore who has been the color voice each of the least three seasons - ever since they added the analyst position (doing the games solo for two years was a privilege, but also a significant challenge). I have enjoyed partnering with Monika as we have called games together for many years in the Baltimore/DC region including the other night for a major high school girls game.

Anyway ... there you go. Looking forward to being at Randolph-Macon this season and hopefully Johns Hopkins next season and Salem the following two seasons.

Dave,

That is good news.  You do an outstanding job not only covering the action on the field in a knowledgeable and unbiased manner but also sensing when the rules and strategies might need explaining to viewers watching a game they don't fully understand.    As Middhoops and I have said before, you're the best we've heard working the mic and you and Monika make a great team.  I hope to have a rooting interest in the Final Four but for the moment I'll settle for a sunny, warm and dry forecast.   I haven't let the Spring that hasn't sprung totally dampen my enthusiasm.  I've been following my Panthers.   I'm hoping for Middlebury to avenge their season-opening OT loss when they host the Bates Bobcats tomorrow in NESCAC quarterfinal play.  The game begins at noon.  The Weather Channel site says it might stop raining by then. ::) :P 


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Lacrosse, track, cross country, softball / Re: Lacrosse
« on: March 21, 2019, 02:51:09 am »
Wednesday's 14-9 decision over Oberlin was the 100th victory for Mount Union's HC Emily Fisher.  As the only person to hold that position in the program's history, she reached this mark in just her seventh season at the helm of the Purple Raiders.  Ashley Bernardi scored six goals and Sydney Bumbarger added five to lead the offensive attack. 


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Northeast Region / Re: MBB: NESCAC
« on: March 14, 2019, 10:14:05 pm »

Man, Aston Francis not-on-the-first-team has already not aged well.

It's an indictment of the whole NABC All-American selection process ...  the fixed-regional-representation policy by which each of the eight regions is automatically allotted one slot on each of the three NABC All-American teams is inherently flawed.


This is what what happens when selecting an all-star team based on merit becomes secondary to arranging a group hug.




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Lacrosse, track, cross country, softball / Re: Lacrosse
« on: March 13, 2019, 04:22:53 pm »
Amherstís women lacrosse team has stormed back after itís season opener loss.  An indication of getting over their ď showing up and winning attitude ď was there last win over the ladies from upper NY state.  Down 3-0, the team got a talk from the coaches.  Amherst fought back to a 5-6 halftime score.  In the second half, Amherst shut the opponent down and won in a blowout.  Would have loved to overhear the HC remarks, but it was tooooo cold on the field and I was online :).
Hannah Fox, a star on the WBB  team, has her name added to the roster now.  Expect her talents to show up in the box/stats soon.  Quite a lacrosse player.
Vandy74, nice to see your comments.  Heard your comments on Hoopsville recently.  Whatís your sister in law doing now?....since her retirement from the Midd HC lacrosse job..

amh63.....Missy is enjoying life as a grandma with the two youngsters living close by.  The Panthers took care of business against her alma mater Springfield last week before putting up a W in NESCAC play versus ConnColl on Saturday.  Amherst has an interesting non-conference schedule.  Recent victim William Smith played in the DIII championship game five times from 1988-95, losing each time to TCNJ who you host this weekend.  It will be four straight on the road for Middlebury, including Spring Break games at Salisbury and York, before hosting the Amherst contingent on April 30.  Thanks to my fantasy baseball league's late draft day this season I'll be able to attend.  Based on last season's stats I see that once Hannah Fox makes the transition from basketball to lax she continues to be a major nuisance to the opposition. ;) 

   

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Lacrosse, track, cross country, softball / Re: Lacrosse
« on: March 02, 2019, 04:55:15 pm »
Yes Vandy....as the higher seed Amherst lost to the Colby Mules on Pratt Field...6-5.  Snow along the sidelines too :)

So much for home field advantage my friend. :-\  Colby is always a tough out.  I expect the basketball results tonight will restore the mood of LJ fans.   I hope the Panther women's team does the same for me. ;) 

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Lacrosse, track, cross country, softball / Re: Lacrosse
« on: March 02, 2019, 01:58:52 pm »
It seemed like business as usual in Middlebury this afternoon as the Panthers took a 3-0 lead over Bates less than 5 minutes into the contest.  Business as usual it wasn't, however, as the Bobcats stormed back to claim a 5-4 lead at the 11:16 mark.  Two scores by the Panthers gave the home team a 6-5 advantage at the half.  The hosts opened the second stanza as they had the first scoring thrice to lead 9-5 at 16:57 but from that point it was all Bobcats.  Clinging to a 10-9 lead Middlebury chose to shoot rather than run out the clock with a minute remaining.  A crucial save by Bates senior GK Eliza Statile, one of 20 she made on the day, gave the ball back to the visitors and with ten seconds left in regulation an unassisted goal by Summer Diaz tied the score at 10 all.  The Panthers won the draw to open OT but quickly turned it over and at 4:07 in the extra period Avery MacMullen popped in the game winner.   The games have begun. 

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Northeast Region / Re: NESCAC Hoops
« on: March 02, 2019, 12:46:19 am »
We had no problems from DeSales broadcasts tonight.

It would seem to be a compatibility issue with my computer then. 

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Northeast Region / Re: NESCAC Hoops
« on: March 02, 2019, 12:43:52 am »
It occurs to me that the two basketball games may lack the game action photo ID at this time because they've already been played.  I don't know how things work on this school's site.  If that's the case I will only add that today when the game was being played there was no picture of basketball to the left of the game description.  The link seemed to be inoperative.

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Northeast Region / Re: NESCAC Hoops
« on: March 02, 2019, 12:32:36 am »
Middlebury 62 John Carroll 54.  I wish I could have seen it.  No video.  No live stats.  Even the ongoing contest featuring the hosts provides only the latter.  Any idea if this was an unfortunate system breakdown or will tomorrow's game be unavailable to anyone without a ticket as well?

Congratulations to KJ Krasco's Panthers on their 20th victory of the season.  It had been 17 years since Middlebury women's basketball won 20 games and 23 seasons since the program advanced to the NCAA second round.  It was a solid team effort from seniors Alex Huffman, Coleen Caveney and Cat Harrison along with juniors Maya Davis, Kira Waldman and Betsy Knox.  Ten minutes of spot relief were provide by senior Ivy Houde.  Box scores only supply statistics.  Hopefully tomorrow's game will be available to online viewers.

Vandy74...we had both Live Video and Live Stats...not sure where you were looking but both were available and running smoothly.  Here is a link to the archived video - https://athletics.desales.edu/watch/?Archive=423&type=Archive

We will have both also available for tomorrow's game at 7 PM.


The problem must be my computer although I've had no problem streaming any other games.  For some reason the video doesn't play.  Everything seems to be working.  There's a brief period of buffering.  Then nothing.  Where the events are listed below the vid-screen the basketball games have a gray box with a camera profile to the left.  All of the upcoming events below have an icon pic of the sport being played.  It suggests that for some reason only the basketball links are malfunctioning.  Very frustrating.  I watched both men's and women's basketball all night long without any other problems.   

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