A weekly look at whats going on in the Centennial Conference:
It was a good weekend for the top five teams in the CC, all of which won
by healthy margins. In addition to Muhlenbergs 63-13 win at Hartwick,
Ursinus (31-14 against FDU-Madison) and Western Maryland (42-21 against
Division I-AA Jacksonville) also scored non-conference road wins. The CC
is 16-10 in non-league games this year. In CC games, Dickinson blanked
Gettysburg, 30-0, and Johns Hopkins shut out F&M, 41-0.
F & M
Gettysburg won the CC championship with a 2-0 win against Western
Maryland, earning a bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Bullets were sent to
the Metro Region and will open up Wednesday with a game at Mary
Washington. The winner goes on to play regional host Richard Stockton on
Saturday. Regular-season champion Johns Hopkins did not receive an
After winning the CC championship at Muhlenberg on Saturday, Gettysburg
will host the Mid-Atlantic Regional of the NCAA Tournament this weekend.
The Bullets are third seed and will face Kean on Thursday. Eastern and
Scranton also play on Thursday, while top-seeded Juniata and Catholic
received byes to the regional semifinals on Friday.
Johns Hopkins won the ECAC championship for the second straight year with
2-0 wins against Franklin & Marshall, Misericordia and Carnegie Mellon.
The Blue Jays were the fourth seed. Gettysburg, the sixth seed, lost to
CMU by a 2-0 count in the first round.
Gettysburg won its first-round NCAA Tournament game against Notre Dame
(Md.), 6-0, but then lost to Messiah, 5-1. Messiah advanced to the
national semifinals along with Cortland State, Skidmore and New Jersey. In
the ECAC Tournament, fourth-seeded Washington toppled Ithaca, 2-1, in the
first round, but lost to Catholic, 1-0, in the semifinals. Western
Maryland, the third seed, dropped a 2-1 decision to Drew in its
first-round game. Montclair State won the tournament.