This week features some big games in both D2 and D3 as conference play is starting to take off and you’re seeing elite games and Top 20 matchups spread throughout the week and not just on Saturdays. Teams like Amherst and Newberry are certainly looking to prove their worth this week.
Coaches Poll: USILA
D3 Weekend Preview
#20 Denison vs. Kenyon (Saturday at 12:00pm)
A huge early April matchup that is a rematch of the 2021 NCAC Title game. Denison is coming off a loss against a very talented Grove City team so they will have something to prove against a very talented Kenyon team. There is no shortage of talent between these two programs and this game should be fun to watch and give us an early idea of how the NCAC may shake out.
Nazareth vs. #5 St. John Fisher (Saturday at 12:00pm)
The Battle of Rochester Part II as SJF takes on its neighbor in the Nazareth Golden Flyers. City bagging rights are on the line, but both sides bring in a wealth of talent and SJF knows they can play with the big boys as they gave RIT all they could handle a week ago. The question is can Fisher manage their success and continue on a path that has them looking like a team that can make a very deep run into May.
#11 Bowdoin vs. #15 Amherst (Saturday at 1:00pm)
Two programs with two different sets of expectations coming into this season, but both have been nice surprises. Bowdoin is a Top Ten team that is looking to show they are one of the best teams in the country and not just the NESCAC. Amherst is looking to continue its strong start to the season and get themselves a quality win that will help them out come selection time.
#7 Union vs. Clarkson (Saturday at 1:00pm)
Two very good programs and the trap game of all trap games for Union. They will be riding high after their huge win over Tufts this week and the challenge for them will be maintaining a level head and not looking past a very dangerous Clarkson team.
D2 Weekend Preview
Lynn vs. #14 Florida Tech (Saturday at 12:00pm)
Huge matchup in the state of Florida. Both teams have talent all over the field and can break games open. One of the more interesting matchups of the weekend that could come down to the final possession.
#19 Newberry vs. #4 Limestone (Saturday at 1:00pm)
A talented Newberry team versus a reinvigorated Limestone that has revenge on their mind after their loss to the Wolves in 2021. Both sides showcase Canadian flavor and this one could come down to which side is more disciplined with the ball and in their defensive gameplan.
Flagler vs. Young Harris (Saturday at 3:00pm)
A huge day for both teams as one will walk away with their first win of the season. Young Harris is in the midst of a reboot after the program was shut down and Flagler is in its first year of NCAA existence. Both programs have had flashes of brilliance throughout the season and this game should be a fun one to watch.