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Menís Basketball Hosts Colby in NESCAC Tournament

The menís basketball team, which posted a regular-season record of 17-5 and finished second in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) at 7-2, will host the Colby College White Mules in the quarterfinal round of the NESCAC Championship Tournament on Saturday, February 18 at 3 p.m. Tickets for the game are $3 for adults and $1 for Trinity students.

The Bantam men, coached by Stan Ogrodnik (25th season, 435-173), closed the season with an 89-79 win against Bates to snap a two-game losing streak after having won seven in a row. Trinity, which is 7-2 at home this season, downed Colby, 68-48, in Hartford on January 27. The teams have never played each other in the league tourney.

The winner of the NESCAC Championship Tournament will determine the leagueís automatic qualifier for the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament. Trinity is the No. 2 seed in the tournament and Colby (10-13, 4-5) is seeded No. 7. Top-seeded Amherst (22-2, 8-1) plays No. 8 Connecticut College (13-10, 3-6) and will host the semifinals and finals on February 25 and 26 with a win in its quarterfinal game. No. 3 Tufts (19-5, 6-3) hosts No. 6 Williams (17-7, 5-4) and No. 4 Bates (19-5, 6-3) hosts No. 5 Bowdoin (15-8, 5-4) in the other first round games.


Womenís Basketball Visits Wesleyan in NESCAC Tournament

 
   

The womenís basketball team, which posted a regular season record of 8-14 and finished sixth in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) at 3-6, will visit the Wesleyan University Cardinals in the quarterfinal round of the NESCAC Championship Tournament on Saturday, February 18 at 3 p.m. The Bantams, coached by Wendy Davis (1st season), closed the season with wins in two out of four NESCAC games, including a 61-56 win at Tufts to clinch the programís fourth overall and second straight bid to the league tournament. The post-season bid is particularly impressive considering the team has just eight players on its roster, with none taller than 5-foot-9.

The winner of the NESCAC Championship Tournament will determine the leagueís automatic qualifier for the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament. Trinity is the No. 6 seed in the tournament and Wesleyan (16-6, 7-2) is seeded No. 3. Top-seeded Bates (17-7, 8-1) plays No. 8 Colby (9-14, 2-7) and will host the semifinals and finals on February 25 and 26 with a win in its quarterfinal game. No. 2 Bowdoin (20-2, 8-1) hosts No. 7 Tufts (10-12, 3-6) and No. 4 Williams (20-4, 7-2) hosts No. 5 Amherst (9-14, 4-5) in the other first round games.

Menís Squash Faces Tough Road to National Title at Princeton

 
   

The menís squash team, which has a 16-0 record after a pair of 9-0 wins over Brown and Tufts, will once again be the No. 1 seed at the College Squash Association (CSA) Menís Team Championships (Potter Trophy) this weekend at Princeton. The Potter Trophy consists of the top eight teams in intercollegiate squash in a three-round, single elimination tournament. Trinity will play No. 8 Dartmouth in the quarterfinal round, followed by the semifinals on February 18 and the finals on February 19.

Trinity, which has been ranked No. 1 all season, as well as the past seven seasons, boasts a 141-match winning streak dating back to 1998. The streak is the longest in the country in any intercollegiate varsity sport. The Bantams, coached by Paul Assaiante (11th season, 199-10), have captured the last seven Team Championship titles.

 

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