The Captains took home their fourth straight NCAA Regional title after defeating Emory College 3 – 2 on Nov. 11.
Thanks to this win, the team advances to the NCAA Championship and will be traveling to Holland, Michigan. The first game will be on Thursday, Nov 15 against the Beacons from the University of Massachusetts Boston.
The Beacons have a regular season of 20 wins and 11 losses in comparison to the Captains’ 39 – 2 season. If the team wins against UMass Boston, they will go on to compete in the Semi-finals on Friday.
The volleyball team is used to traveling far distances to take on opponents, and have proven strong despite long car rides. Hopefully this trip to Michigan pumps them up instead of slowing them down, because they’ll need to defeat the Beacons if they want to move on in the Tournament.
While these two teams face off, three other games will be played for the Quarterfinals as well, as the St. Thomas Tommies from Minnesota (37 – 1) take on the Clarkson Golden Knights from New York (31 – 6). Next is the Elmhurst Bluejays from Illinois (32 – 7) versus Salisbury Sea Gulls from Maryland (37 – 3)—a team the Captains have already defeated twice this season. The final game for the day will be the Calvin Knight from Michigan (31 – 2) against the Puget Sound Loggers from Washington (22 – 5).
The winners of each game will move on to the Semi-finals on Friday, and the remaining two victors will battle it out Saturday in the Championship game.
The Captains made it to the NCAA Tournament, beating Gwynedd-Mercy College 8 – 2 on Nov. 7, but losing against Montclair State University on Nov 10.
However, this loss came at the end of an impressive fourteen game winning streak, and with a final 17 – 2 season.
Montclair State, with a season of 21 wins and one loss, moves on to the Semi-finals, which will be held in Geneva, New York. Montclair will take on the University of Mary Washington team (20 – 1), and Tufts University (17 – 2) will go against DePauw University (21 -1).
The men’s soccer season (15 – 3) has also come to an end after a 0 – 2 loss on Nov. 10 against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (10 – 5) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
RPI would go on to lose by three goals to Swarthmore College (15 – 2) in the second round. The Swarthmore team will take on Amherst College on Nov. 17 in the third round of the NCAA Tournament, which begins on Nov. 16 and will consist of eight games.
From there, the teams will continue to lessen and lessen until the Championship game is played.
Senior Ray Gamache has been performing outstandingly well and has qualified for the national meet after finishing fifth in the NCAA Regionals.
The team will head to Terre Haute, Indiana, to compete in the NCAA National Championship on Nov. 17.