Thursday, September 13, 2007

Around the Conference

pictured: Emily Hinchcliff, Haverford

We're a day away from the weekend, so let's take a quick look at what's going on around the Conference.

Cross Country
Dickinson swept by Franklin & Marshall and Gettysburg to win another Little Three championship. Nick Karwoski (Hollis, NH / Groton) was the men's winner - the eighth straight Dickinson runner to capture the individual championship, as the Red Devils made it 10 titles in a row. The Dickinson women made it 14 Little Three crowns in a row as Cait Bradley (Fairfield, CT / Fairfield) defended her individual title. Muhlenberg's David Chorney made school history by becoming the first Mule to win the annual Lehigh Valley Championships, which since 2001 has brought together runners from Division I, II and III schools.

Field Hockey
Did you know that the Centennial is 25-11 against non-Conference opposition through Wednesday's games? Franklin & Marshall is the lone unbeaten team (4-0) which is quite a turnaround from 2006 when the Diplomats dropped their first six games. Three teams are ranked in the national top 20 - Ursinus (2), Johns Hopkins (12) and F&M (16). Dickinson wrapped up its ODAC portion of the non-CC schedule at 3-0, downing E. Mennonite, Roanoke and Bridgewater.

Props to Haverford's Emily Hinchcliff (Ithaca, NY / Ithaca) on becoming the school's career leader in assists (3,917). She needs 83 more to become the fifth player in Centennial history to reach 4,000 set assists. The Fords are now 10-0 and ranked 16th nationally. Guess who else is unbeaten -- Bryn Mawr. The Owls are 6-0 overall and 4-0 against NCAA opposition. Franklin & Marshall made it 15 straight vs. Washington with a three-game sweep of the Shorewomen.

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