It's NESCAC Championship Weekend on the Hill
Three Continentals' teams will be hosting championship round games the weekend of Feb. 23 to 24. Men’s basketball, women’s hockey, and men’s hockey earned hosting rights after big victories last weekend.
In men’s basketball, the Continentals posted a 93-88 win over the Colby College Mules in a NESCAC championship quarterfinal game at the Margaret Bundy Scott Field House on Saturday afternoon.
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The nationally ranked No. 10 Continentals (22-3 overall) are the second seed for the championship but will host next weekend's tournament semifinals and final for the first time thanks to No. 8 seed Tufts University's upset of top seed Middlebury College.
Hamilton will play Tufts in the first semifinal on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m. followed by Amherst College and Williams College in the second semi at 4. The championship final is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 24 at noon.
The women’s hockey team set a program record for wins in a season with their 2-0 NESCAC victory over the Connecticut College Camels on Feb. 16. Hamilton will host No. 6 seed Colby College in the quarterfinals at Russell Sage Rink on Saturday, Feb. 23.
Hamilton (15-7-2, 9-5-2 NESCAC) eclipsed the previous mark of 14 wins set in 2016-17. The Continentals' weekend sweep of the Camels (Hamilton edged Conn. College 2-1 on Friday night) helped them tie for second place in the conference standings and earn the No. 3 seed for the 2019 NESCAC Women's Hockey Championship.
In men’s hockey, the Continentals posted a 4-2 NESCAC victory over the nationally ranked No. 14 Williams College Ephs on Saturday at Hamilton's Sage Rink. Hamilton (12-9-3 overall) finishes the regular season with a 10-5-3 NESCAC record and earned the fourth seed for the 2019 NESCAC Men's Hockey Championship. The Continentals will host the fifth-seeded Ephs (14-8-2, 10-6-2) again in a quarterfinal on Saturday, Feb. 23.