Saturday update: RIT women upset Ithaca, Middlebury falls
|Babson senior Eric Anderson
tied the school record for goals in Saturday's win
As of Saturday evening, there have been a number of overtime matches both in conference tournaments and as final regular season schedules wrap up.
On the men's side, No. 10 Whitworth fell to Willamette 3-2 in double overtime. The loss by the Pirates doesn't affect the Northwest Conference standings...yet. They remain in first place with two matches remaining in the season.
No. 19 Eastern Connecticut needed overtime to get by Mass-Dartmouth, 2-1.
The Carleton College men won a share of the MIAC regular season championship with a 1-0 shutout of St. Olaf, while No. 25 Babson won their fifth straight NEWMAC championship with a 4-0 win over Coast Guard. Senior Eric Anderson scored for the Beavers, matching the record for most goals in program history.
In women's action, No. 11 TCNJ was stymied in the first round of the NJAC conference tournament as Kean advanced over the Lions in PKs. TCNJ is the first quality team to fall into the NCAA post-season Pool C bucket this year.
No. 15 Middlebury joins TCNJ as a Pool C contender as the Panthers fell to Wesleyan 2-0 in the NESCAC Quarterfinals.
No. 4 Ithaca suffers its first loss of the season, losing 1-0 to Rochester Institute of Technology. The non-conference match won't impact Ithaca's Empire 8 conference tourney, but it will impact the next release of the NCAA Regional Rankings.
Close calls continued as No. 14 Centre edged Sewanee 1-0 in double overtime, and No. 20 Union defeated Vassar 2-1 in overtime.