We’re going to talk about the entire NE-10 because like the SAC this is a multi bid conference. Saint Anselm is ready for their moment.
DII/DIII Round Up: Is SAiNT Anselm For Real in the NE-10?
NE-10 – Is Saint Anselm For Real?
Saint Anselm 25 – Assumption 5
Tucked away up north, Saint Anselm has quietly put together a strong regular season (only blemish is a loss to Dartmouth). It easily dispatched of Assumption in the NE-10 quarters and now has a date with the Pace Setters. With the way the schedule played out this year, Saint Anselm didn’t see Adelphi, LeMoyne, or Pace in the regular season. Make no mistake about it, Saint Anselm will have its hands full with Pace. Coach Mariano has done a phenomenal job with the Pace program, and it has been on the cusp of making a deep run in the past few years.
Lewis is Flying High!
Lewis 9 – Maryville 6
Huge win here for the Lewis Flyers. This is a young programs with a great coaching staff that works as hard as anybody out there. The school does a great job of supporting the young program, so this is a tremendous return on the investment. Maryville has been a nice surprise in DII this year, so this win by Lewis shows just how quickly these new programs are developing and putting together quality rosters. Both of these programs are ones to watch in the future and will give headaches to the rest of the teams in the Midwest for years to come!
RIT 12 – Union 10
The Tigers keep rolling, but the games have been getting tighter. They have an embarrassment of riches on offense this year, and their scoring has been spread out between 4-5 players. This is a nightmare to prepare for and should help them come tournament time.
This game was close throughout and took a fourth quarter run to help the Tigers pull away from the Dutchmen. There’s a quick turnaround for both teams as Union travels to RIT this week for a rematch in the Liberty League Semifinals. With no room for error in this year’s tournament, a two-bid league may be tough to come by, so it’s important for the Tigers to keep their success rolling.
Hornets in the Drivers Seat
Lynchburg 11 – Hampden Sydney 9
This one came down the wire as Hampden Sydney let an ODAC regular season title slip through its fingers. A three-goal lead at the start of the fourth quarter was erased by the pesky Hornets, who wouldn’t let this one slip away. Colin Dean scored all four of his goals in the final frame and rode a 4-of-7 shooting clip as a team to pull ahead and claim the win. LC carries the bye into the quarterfinals and may see HS again on Thursday depending on how it does in its quarterfinal matchup. This is another conference that is completely up for grabs this year and will be fun to watch as the week goes on!