Second (and last) weekend of conference tournaments in the MCLA.
Quick Review Of Last Week…
SELC: Elon once again won the title. Kennesaw played a tough game. Both teams will make the tournament. Calling it.
LSA: Sam Houston State ran away with a #16 seed.
PNCLL: Opening round games. Read more below.
Calvin vs. Hope – Hope won their division. I don’t know too much about either team. Hope is 10-4. Calvin is 5-9. Gonna go Hope on this one.
Grove City vs. Davenport – GCC has a few name wins. Davenport is just plain dirty. Davenport it is.
Hope vs. Dayton – Hope doesnt really stand a chance.
Davenport vs. Grand Valley State – GVSU won 11-8. Davenport gets revenge.
Davenport vs. Dayton – Davenport makes it 2-0 vs the Flyers in 2010.
Denver Bound: Davenport, Dayton, GVSU.
On the Bubble: Grove City. That’s right. I just said 4 CCLA teams could make it to Denver.
Missouri State vs. St. Louis – Again, I know very little about teams to the west. I do know Missouri State traveled and played a relatively decent schedule. Mo State.
Wheaton vs. Dordt – No reasoning. I just like the name Dordt.
Mo State vs. Creighton – Creighton has a 3-8 record according to mcla.us. No brainer. Mo State.
Dordt vs. Missouri Baptist – Mo Bap is 9-2 and has some great wins. Mo Bap.
State vs. Baptist – Toss up for me. Gonna go out on a limb. Mo Bap.
Denver-bound: Mo Bap.
On the Bubble: Mo State
I’m not gonna give any deets.
North Dakota State over Carleton. Eau Claire over Moorhead.
Johnnies over NDSU. Tommies over UWEC.
Tommies beat the Johnnies. Again. Staying undefeated for a chance to pull a Michigan.
Denver-bound: The usual. St. Thomas and St. Johns
Bridgewater vs. Central Connecticut – Bridgewater has 1 win. It stays that way.
CCSU vs. Briarcliffe – Briarcliffe is undefeated. See above.
Stonehill vs. WPI – Stonehill is a school with a name that made waves when they joined the MCLA. They havent made too much of a rumble. Stays that way in a snoozer.
WPI vs. Briarcliffe – This is Briarcliffe’s conference to lose.
Denver-bound: Briarcliffe gets the #15 seed.
Much like the LSA, they just play a title game, no playoffs.
UC Santa Cruz vs. St. Mary’s – I’m going Banana Slugs.
Denver-bound: UCSC, if the WCLL gets a bid, which I don’t think they do. Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong and I’ll adjust accordingly.
Southern Oregon vs. Western Washington – WWU won 11-4 in the regular season. Gonna happen again.
Whitman vs. Western Oregon – Whitman gets revenge from a regular season battle.
Whitman vs. WWU – I’m gonna go WWU based off record.
Denver-bound: WWU. Maybe: Western Oregon.
Mines vs. UVU – UVU is a dirty dirty team. Big win.
Fort Lewis vs. Montana State – Fort Lewis continues the slide down the mountain.
UVU vs Northern Colorado – Looks good on paper. UVU takes down the Bears.
Montana State vs. Westminster – Westie. No question.
UVU vs. Westminster – UVU lost a tight one in the regular season game. Not so this time around.
Denver-bound: UVU, Westminster
Concordia vs. Fullerton – Fullerton. Not close.
Long Beach vs. Biola – Biola gets a close one.
Fullerton vs Biola – The Titans are going back to Denver with a big win.
Denver-bound: Fullerton. Bubble: Concordia.
Here’s my bracket for Denver. Don’t ask how or why. Just accept it as truth.
#1 St. Thomas (UMLL AQ) vs. #16 Sam Houston State (LSA AQ)
#8 Western Washington (PNCLL AQ) vs. #9 Elon (SELC AQ)
#5 Westminster (RMLC At-Large) vs. #12 Kennesaw State (SELC At-LArge)
#4 St. Johns (UMLL At- Large) vs. #13 Western Oregon (PNCLL At-Large)
#6 Utah Valley (RMLC AQ) vs. #11 Cal State Fullerton (SLC AQ)
#3 Dayton (CCLA At-Large) vs. #14 Missouri State (GRLC At-Large)
#7 Grand Valley State (CCLA At-Large) vs. #10 Missouri Baptist (GRLC AQ)
#2 Davenport (CCLA AQ) vs.#15 Briarcliffe (PCLL AQ)
3 – CCLA
2 – SELC, RMLC, PNCLL, GRLC, UMLL
1 – LSA, SLC, PCLL
0 – WCLL
Got a mock-up for shooting shirts for next season from Lacrossewear. Shoulders/arms are busy. Tramp stamp. Yuck.
And we FINALLY got in our sweats and a new shooting shirt. You know, after our season is over with. Perfect timing, if you ask me. If I knew the name of the company, I’d put you on blast.
I promise this isn’t me.
About the Author: The Lax picked up his first stick when he stepped on campus at MCLA D2 school UNC Charlotte. After taking a short break, he returned to the field for independent UNCG. The Lax enjoys flowers, pictures of unicorns, long walks on the beach, and above all else, beating people with his D-Pole.
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