D3 Football: 10 Games To Watch In Week Three (Sept 14-15th)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports 

The third week of the New England D3 football season is set to kickoff tomorrow – are you ready for some football?

Similar to last week, it is time to dish out our 10 Games to Watch for Week Three, as well as who we think will win their respective matchup.

Last Week (Week Two): We went 7-3 with our picks, so lets see how we do this week.

Season Predictions: Through two weeks, our prediction record stands at 13-7.

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Coast Guard Academy at Nichols College (Friday, Sept. 14th at 7 p.m.): The Bears put up a fight against Union last week and should carry that momentum (despite losing to the Dutchmen) into this week’s tilt against the Bison. PREDICTION: Coast Guard Academy 28, Nichols 21 

Bridgewater State at Framingham State (Saturday, Sept. 15th at 12 p.m.): This one will come down to the final drive. We think quarterback Adam Wojenski will win it for the Rams on a QB-keeper. PREDICTION: Framingham State 21, Bridgewater State 17 

MIT at Endicott College (Saturday, Sept. 15th at 12 p.m.): The Brian Bubna era is off to a great start and we certainly believe it will continue on Saturday in Beverly. PREDICTION: MIT 17, Endicott 10 

Middlebury at Wesleyan (Saturday, Sept. 15th at1 p.m.): There seems to be a lot of hype surrounding both teams entering the initial week of NESCAC football, but we expect the home team (Wesleyan) to win this important match-up. PREDICTION: Wesleyan 33, Middlebury 24 

Western Conn. at Plymouth State (Saturday, Sept. 15th at 1 p.m.): This is a must-win for both teams, who have aspirations of winning the MASCAC this fall. We’ll give the edge to the Panthers (home field advantage). PREDICTION: Plymouth State 30, Western Conn. 28 

Amherst College at Bates College (Saturday, Sept. 15th at 1 p.m.): A new era of Bates football will begin on Saturday under the direction of first-year coach Malik Hall. This is a tough opening day match-up for the Bobcats, but they should certainly keep it close with their new offense. PREDICTION: Amherst 35, Bates 24 

Trinity College at Colby College (Saturday, Sept. 15th at 1 p.m.): The Bantams open their season against a new-look Colby squad, which will be led by the former UMaine sideline boss Jack Cosgrove. Similar to Bates, this is a tough season-opener for the Mules, who will need to find a way to slow down Trinity halfback Max ChipourasPREDICTION: Trinity 28, Colby 10 

Tufts University at Hamilton College (Saturday, Sept. 15th at 1 p.m.): Quarterback Ryan McDonald highlighted his team’s opening day win last year, so can he do it again this year on the road? PREDICTION: Tufts 28, Hamilton 20 

Western New England at Husson University (Saturday, Sept. 15th at 1 p.m.): Husson will lean on first-year running back Soloman Hassen, who was tabbed this week’s ECFC Rookie of the Week. The California native has rushed for 331 yards and three touchdowns in two games this season. PREDICTION: Husson 27, WNE 21 

Union College at No. 25 Springfield College (Saturday, Sept. 15th at 2 p.m.): Chad Shade did not rush for six scores last week, but did help his team score an important road win over Kean. This week, Shade and the defense will be tested, but we expect them to find a way past the Dutchmen. PREDICTION: Springfield 28, Union 21 

D3 Lacrosse: Noontime Sports Women’s Lacrosse Top 10 (Monday, April 23rd)

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By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) 

It’s Monday, which means it is time for a brand new New England D3 Men’s Lacrosse Top 10 Poll.

Amherst College once again remains the top team in New England after a few important wins last week, including a 7-3 victory this past Saturday against Bates College. The Mammoths’ defense has been extremely impressive over the past few weeks, while the offense has provided multiple problems for opposing units. Amherst is averaging close to 14 goals per game.

Middlebury College swapped spots with Tufts University, checking-in second overall this week after appearing in the third position a week ago. The Panthers scored back-to-back wins this weekend over the Jumbos and Hamilton College – they will be the team to watch in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Tournament, which officially begins on Saturday, April 28th.

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Women’s Lacrosse Top 10 | Monday, Apr. 23rd 2018

1. Amherst College13-1, 8-1 NESCACLast Week: No. 1
2. Middlebury College12-2, 8-1 NESCACLast Week: No. 3
3. Tufts University11-3, 7-2 NESCACLast Week: No. 2
4. Trinity College10-4, 6-3 NESCACLast Week: No. 4
5. Bowdoin College11-3, 6-3 NESCACLast Week: No. 6
6. Wesleyan University9-5, 5-4 NESCACLast Week: No. 5
7. Colby College8-6, 3-6 NESCACLast Week: No. 7
8. Bates College7-7, 2-7 NESCACLast Week: No. 8
9. Williams College6-8, 2-7, NESCACLast Week: No. 9
10. Springfield College11-5, 6-1 NEWMACLast Week: No. 10

ON THE RISE: Babson College (8-7, 5-1 NEWMAC), Endicott College (11-3, 7-0 CCC), Framingham State (12-2, 4-1 MASCAC), Hamilton College (5-9, 3-7 NESCAC), Johnson & Wales (12-2, 9-0 GNAC), MIT (9-5, 5-1 NEWMAC) and Roger Williams (12-3, 7-1 CCC).

D3 Lacrosse: Noontime Sports Women’s Lacrosse Top 10 (Monday, April 9th)

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By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) 

It’s Monday, which means it is time for a brand new New England D3 Women’s Lacrosse Top 10 Poll.

Tufts University secured the top spot this week by winning its sixth-straight New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) contest last Saturday over Wesleyan University.

As of now, the Jumbos appear to be the front-runner in the conference, but they will face some challenges down the stretch, including Amherst College and Middlebury College.

The Panthers, who occupied the top spot in our weekly poll for the past few weeks, fell to the second position due to a recent setback to Colby College. The Mules returned to our poll after not appearing in the Top 10 one week ago.

Trinity College and Wesleyan rounded out the top five positions, while the Mules checked-in sixth overall with a 6-4 overall ledger. Similar to Tufts, the Blue and White (Colby) will face some challenging tests down the stretch, including an important match-up against Trinity in two weeks.

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Women’s Lacrosse Top 10 | Monday, April 9th, 2018

1. Tufts University10-1, 6-0 NESCACLast Week: No. 2
2. Middlebury College9-2, 5-1 NESCACLast Week: No. 1
3. Amherst College9-1, 5-1 NESCACLast Week: No. 3
4. Trinity College9-2, 5-1 NESCACLast Week: No. 5
5. Wesleyan University7-4, 3-3 NESCACLast Week: No. 4
6. Colby College6-4, 2-4 NESCACLast Week: NR
7. Bowdoin College8-3, 3-3 NESCACLast Week: No. 6
8. Springfield College7-5, 2-1 NEWMACLast Week: No. 7
9. Hamilton College4-6, 2-4 NESCACLast Week: No. 8
10. Bates College7-5, 2-5 NESCACLast Week: No. 10

ON THE RISE: Babson College (6-5, 3-0 NEWMAC), Endicott College (8-3, 4-0 CCC), Roger Williams (8-3, 3-1 CCC) and Williams College (4-6, 1-5 NESCAC)

D3 Lacrosse: Noontime Sports Women’s Lacrosse Top 10 (Monday, March 26th)

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By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) 

It’s Monday, which means it is time for a brand new New England D3 Women’s Lacrosse Top 10 Poll, which finds Middlebury College at the top followed by Tufts University and Trinity College. The Panthers, who were slotted in the second position last week, moved up one spot, along with the Jumbos, while the Bantams dropped two spots.

Amherst CollegeWesleyan University and Bowdoin College remained in the same portions from a week ago, while Colby College and Springfield College each moved up a spot to the seventh and eighth positions, respectively. The Camels enter a new week riding a three-game winning streak, which will be tested Tuesday, March 27th against Union College and Saturday, March 31st against Wesleyan.

Bates College and Hamilton College secured the final two positions on this week’s poll, while Williams College became the newest member to earn ON THE RISE mention.

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Women’s Lacrosse Top 10 | Monday, March 26th, 2018

1. Middlebury College6-0, 4-0 NESCACLast Week: No. 2
2. Tufts University5-1, 3-0 NESCACLast Week: No. 3
3. Trinity College 4-2, 2-1 NESCACLast Week: No. 1
4. Amherst College7-0, 3-0 NESCACLast Week: No. 4 
5. Wesleyan University6-1, 2-1 NESCACLast Week: No. 5
6. Bowdoin College6-2, 2-2 NESCACLast Week: No. 6 
7. Colby College4-3, 1-3 NESCACLast Week: No. 8
8. Springfield College5-3, 1-0 NEWMACLast Week: No. 9 
9. Bates College5-3, 1-3 NESCACLast Week: No. 10
10. Hamilton College2-5, 1-3 NESCACLast Week: No. 7

ON THE RISE: Babson College (4-4, 1-0 NEWMAC), Endicott College (5-2, 1-0 CCC), Roger Williams (5-2, 1-0 CCC) and Williams College (3-4, 1-3 NESCAC)

D3 Lacrosse: Noontime Sports Women’s Lacrosse Top 10 (Monday, March 12th)

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By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) 

It’s Monday, which means it is time for a brand new New England D3 Women’s Lacrosse Top 10 Poll, which finds Trinity College in the top spot followed by Middlebury College and Tufts University.

The Bantams, who were idle earlier this month, kicked-off their 2018 campaign with a pair of wins over Stevens and Williams College. This week, the Blue and Gold will face a tough test in Ithaca College before facing York College (Pa.) and Bates College.

Amherst College was the biggest mover on this week’s poll, jumping up six spots to the fourth position, thanks to a pair of wins over Bowdoin College and Keene State. The Mammoths will certainly be one of many teams to watch this week – the Purple and White head to Florida this week to compete against FDU-Florham and Stevens.

Women’s Lacrosse Top 10 | Monday, March 12th, 2018

1. Trinity College2-0, 1-0 NESCACLast Week: No. 2
2. Middlebury College3-0, 2-0 NESCACLast Week: No. 1
3. Tufts University 2-0, 1-0 NESCACLast Week: No. 3
4. Amherst College3-0, 2-0 NESCACLast Week: 10
5. Hamilton College1-2, 1-1 NESCACLast Week: No. 5
6. Colby College 1-2, 0-2 NESCACLast Week: No. 4
7. Wesleyan University 3-0, 2-0 NESCACLast Week: No. 7 
8. Bates College 3-2, 0-2 NESCACLast Week: No. 8
9. Bowdoin College2-1, 1-1 NESCACLast Week: No. 6
10. Springfield College4-1, 0-0 NEWMACLast Week: 9

ON THE RISE: Babson College (2-3, 0-0 NEWMAC), Endicott College (3-0, 0-0 CCC), Johnson & Wales (3-1, 0-0 GNAC), Plymouth State (1-1, 0-0 LEC) and Roger Williams (3-0, 0-0 CCC)