ODAC Podcast: Preview and Review
A Look at the Fall Sports in the NCAA Postseason
It's a busy weekend in the ODAC with basketball set for its
first Saturday and Sunday of action and swimming taking to the
waters at Randolph-Macon College with several conference teams set
to swim. But the much focus remains on the NCAA postseason
with teams from three fall sports still active in their quests for
a national title.
Brad and J.J. take the time to dive into each of the fall sports' performances at the national level, reviewing the play of the league's field hockey, women's soccer and volleyball teams while looking forward to a weekend of NCAA football, men's soccer and cross country.
Washington and Lee University and Hampden-Sydney College both take to the gridiron on Saturday in first round action. The Generals pit their potent rushing attack against undefeated Thomas More College. That game will be played at the Saints home field just south of Cincinnati, Ohio, in Crestview Hills, Ky. The two teams have never faced each other. Hampden-Sydney will play host to Montclair State University, also set to begin at 12:00 p.m. The Tigers and Red Hawks haven't met since the 1970 Knute Rockne Bowl, formerly one of two end of season bowl games for the NCAA. Montclair State won that showdown, 7-6, marking the only previous contest between the two.
Lynchburg College men's soccer also heads northwest, making its way to Ohio Wesleyan University for third round play in the NCAA D-III tournament. The Hornets match up with Trinity University (Texas). A win for LC would setup a quarterfinal pairing against either Johns Hopkins University or OWU for the right to make the trek down to San Antonio, Texas, and a spot in the national semifinals.
The ODAC will be well represented at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships, hosted by Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. Lynchburg sends its seven-runner men's team to Iowa after winning the South/Southeast Regional Meet last weekend. They'll be joined by individual race winner, Sean Whitson, and teammate David Kidd from Virginia Wesleyan College. Guilford College's Derick Kosgei, the 2010 ODAC champion, and Eastern Mennonite University's Richy Bikko will also be competing. On the women's side, two-time ODAC champion Jennie Pernisi leads three individual women in the field of 280 runners. She'll be joined by fellow Hornet, Krystal Foster, and Bridgewater College's Olivia Mills.
For more information, visit the websites of any of the participating schools, or go to the ODAC's home on the Internet at www.odaconline.com. For more on NCAA action, view all the events' championship websites at www.ncaa.com.
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