October 2, 2012

PSU Abington roars to a strong start

Senior Matt Howard has five goals this season PSU Abington Athletics

After another win and with a 7-0 record, the Penn State-Abington Nittany Lions are cruising. And with a conference record of 5-0, Abington sits at the top of the NEAC standings.

Located in Abington, PA (a suburb of Philadelphia), the Nittany Lions are off to their strongest start since the program started in the 1968-69 season.

With that kind of momentum, the men's team could have easily overlooked Mondays match against Lancaster Bible College. Facing a down-on-their-luck Chargers squad and looking forward to their match later in the week against Cazenovia, the only other undefeated NEAC side, all the pieces were in place for an upset.

Fortunately for the men in white, an upset just wasn't in the cards.

After twenty minutes of offensive control, PSU-Abington finally punched one across the line on a goal by senior Matt Howard. His volley off an assist by sophomore Alex Martins just got by the diving senior Chargers keeper Tim Landis for the 1-0 lead.

Yet the Chargers would not be easily put away. After a run of play that saw the Nittany Lions fire off four more shots in the span of a minute and a half, Lancaster Bible broke out of their own end with a long ball down the left sideline. Sophomore Miles Herron grabbed control of the ball deep in the offensive zone and sent a cross into the box. Freshman Bradley Wilcox was waiting above the near post and sent a one-time volley on net. The volley was redirected off a Nittany Lions defender and got past freshman goalkeeper James Carlin for the equalizer.

It wasn't until 10 minutes had ticked off the clock in the second half that the Nittany Lions would break through the Chargers strong defense and open up their lead. After getting by several Charger defenders, Martins beat Landis for the game-winner. Minutes later, senior Joshua Clinger converted off a Charger turnover for the 3-1 lead. Martins then finished off the scoring with his second goal of the match off a corner kick by senior Julian Ward.

With the victory and the momentum, the Nittany Lions now look to extend their streak as they hit the road for Cazenovia for a Saturday NEAC conference match. The Wildcats sit currently at 3-0 in NEAC play. A victory for Abington not only continues their streak, but puts the team into firm control of first place in the conference. Gametime is set for 3:00 p.m.

By PSU-Abington Assistant SID Travis Galaska

Wednesday, Oct. 18: All times Eastern
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11:00 AM
Gwynedd-Mercy at Rosemont
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Final
at Mount Aloysius 6, Pitt-Greensburg 0
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Final
D'Youville 5, at Hilbert 1
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Final
at Central 2, Buena Vista 1
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Final
Concordia-Chicago 1, at Dominican 0
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Final
Penn State-Behrend 3, at Pitt-Bradford 1
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Final
at Franciscan 4, Penn State-Altoona 0
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Final
Blackburn 2, at Spalding 1
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2:00 PM
Greenville at Iowa Wesleyan
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Final
Moravian 2, at New Jersey City 1
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Final
at Western New England 3, Roger Williams 0
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3:00 PM
John Jay at Staten Island
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Final
at Williams 2, Hamilton 1
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Final - OT
Salve Regina 2, at Nichols 1
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3:00 PM
Clarks Summit at Cairn
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Final
Hanover 1, at Earlham 0
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Final
at Anderson 2, Bluffton 1
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Final
at Manchester 7, Defiance 1
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Final
at St. Mary's (Md.) 2, Mary Washington 0
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Halftime
4 Massachusetts College
1 Green Mountain
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3:30 PM
Sarah Lawrence at SUNY-Old Westbury
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4:00 PM
Maine-Presque Isle at Me.-Machias
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Final
at Haverford 4, Ursinus 0
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1st half - 22:08
0 St. Elizabeth
2 Bryn Athyn
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OT - 10:00
3 Eastern Mennonite
3 Bridgewater (Va.)
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Final
at Cabrini 1, Immaculata 0
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Final
at Ithaca 4, Sage 1
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Final
Emmanuel 2, at Anna Maria 0
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Final
at Babson 2, Mitchell 0
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Final
at University of New England 1, Curry 0
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4:00 PM
Illinois Tech at Moody Bible
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2nd half - 16:46
0 Emory and Henry
3 Washington and Lee
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1 Centre
0 Birmingham-Southern
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2nd half - 42:26
0 Muhlenberg
0 Dickinson
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Bates at Fisher
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5:30 PM
St. Vincent at Washington and Jefferson
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1st half - 22:50
0 S'western Adventist
4 University of Dallas
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5:30 PM
Knox at Illinois College
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6:00 PM
Medgar Evers at Lehman
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1st half - 40:23
0 Penn College
0 Keuka
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Baruch at York (N.Y.)
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1st half - 45:00
0 Fontbonne
0 Westminster (Mo.)
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6:00 PM
Eureka at Webster
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6:30 PM
Bethany at Westminster (Pa.)
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7:00 PM
St. Joseph's (L.I.) at Stockton
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Rhode Island College at Westfield State
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7:00 PM
Franklin and Marshall at Gettysburg
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7:00 PM
York (Pa.) at Wesley
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7:00 PM
Mass-Boston at MIT
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Randolph at Roanoke
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Salisbury at Christopher Newport
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Marymount at Southern Virginia
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Wentworth at Endicott
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7:00 PM
Johnson and Wales at Albertus Magnus
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Norwich at Mount Ida
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Fitchburg State at WPI
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Guilford at Lynchburg
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7:00 PM
McDaniel at Johns Hopkins
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Franklin at Transylvania
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Hampden-Sydney at Virginia Wesleyan
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Emory at Oglethorpe
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7:00 PM
Southern Maine at St. Joseph's (Maine)
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Pfeiffer at Averett
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Rose-Hulman at Mount St. Joseph
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Ramapo at Western Connecticut
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La Roche at Carnegie Mellon
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7:00 PM
Tufts at Keene State
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Clarkson at Skidmore
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Brandeis at Clark
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7:30 PM
Washington College at Swarthmore
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7:30 PM
Drew at Kean
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7:30 PM
Gordon at Eastern Nazarene
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Amherst at Mount St. Mary
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Concordia (Wis.) at MSOE
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North Park at Chicago
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Wisconsin Lutheran at Marian
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Aurora at Benedictine
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Edgewood at Rockford
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Wheaton (Ill.) at Augustana
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Luther at Coe
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Nebraska Wesleyan at Dubuque
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Elmhurst at Carthage
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Brooklyn at CCNY
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9:30 PM
Carroll at North Central (Ill.)
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La Verne at Occidental
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Caltech at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
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Whittier at Redlands
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Pomona-Pitzer at Cal Lutheran
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Centre 4, at Birmingham-Southern 1
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at Greensboro 3, Methodist 2
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at Lasell 5, Norwich 0
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at Mount Aloysius 2, Pitt-Greensburg 1
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Delaware Valley at DeSales
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3:00 PM
Skidmore at Ramapo
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Final - OT
at Connecticut College 2, Trinity (Conn.) 1
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Final
Christopher Newport 2, at Salisbury 0
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Final
Frostburg State 2, at Penn State-Harrisburg 0
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at Spalding 5, Blackburn 0
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Final
Salem State 4, at Plymouth State 3
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D'Youville 3, at Hilbert 0
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Final
at Southern Maine 3, Fitchburg State 1
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3:30 PM
Bethany at Westminster (Pa.)
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Final - 2OT
Defiance 1, at Manchester 1
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at Hanover 1, Earlham 0
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Anderson 4, at Bluffton 0
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at Mary Washington 2, St. Mary's (Md.) 0
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Messiah at Lycoming
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Final
McDaniel 3, at Catholic 2
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at Central 5, Buena Vista 1
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4:00 PM
St. John Fisher at Nazareth
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Final
Baldwin Wallace 3, at Heidelberg 2
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at Keystone 3, Cedar Crest 1
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Capital 4, at Marietta 1
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Eastern 2, at King's 0
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Final
at Guilford 6, Sweet Briar 0
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Lebanon Valley 1, at Stevenson 0
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4:00 PM
Averett at Salem
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Final - OT
at Gettysburg 2, Susquehanna 1
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4:00 PM
FDU-Florham at Manhattanville
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Lehman at John Jay
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Final
Huntingdon 2, at Agnes Scott 0
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4:00 PM
Greenville at Iowa Wesleyan
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2nd half - 04:14
2 Penn State-Behrend
1 Pitt-Bradford
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2nd half - 00:00
1 Penn State-Altoona
3 Franciscan
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2nd half - 03:37
0 Concordia-Chicago
2 Dominican
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2nd half - 14:26
0 Wentworth
2 Endicott
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2nd half - 18:35
3 Mount Union
0 Muskingum
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2nd half - 19:49
1 St. Joseph (Conn.)
1 Albertus Magnus
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4:30 PM
Wesley at York (Pa.)
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2nd half - 19:31
1 MSOE
1 Concordia (Wis.)
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4:30 PM
St. Olaf at UW-River Falls
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2nd half - 19:46
3 UW-La Crosse
0 Carleton
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4:30 PM
St. Scholastica at Hamline
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5:00 PM
Bryn Mawr at Swarthmore
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2nd half - 45:00
2 Gordon
0 Eastern Nazarene
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2nd half - 44:00
0 Bridgewater (Va.)
0 Virginia Wesleyan
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Halftime
0 UW-Oshkosh
0 UW-Stevens Point
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1st half - 00:00
1 St. Thomas
0 UW-Eau Claire
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2nd half - 41:58
1 Beloit
1 Lake Forest
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5:30 PM
SUNY Canton at Alfred
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1st half - 45:00
0 Lynchburg
0 Emory and Henry
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1st half - 45:00
0 Medaille
0 Alfred State
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6:00 PM
St. Elizabeth at Bryn Athyn
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1st half - 45:00
0 Pfeiffer
0 Meredith
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6:00 PM
Johnson and Wales at Rhode Island College
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Alma at St. Mary's (Ind.)
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Wheaton (Ill.) at Augustana
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Nebraska Wesleyan at Dubuque
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Elmhurst at Carthage
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6:00 PM
Luther at Coe
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1st half - 45:00
0 Pacific Lutheran
0 Puget Sound
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Mount Ida at Anna Maria
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Wilkes at Misericordia
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6:30 PM
Curry at University of New England
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LaGrange at Wesleyan (Ga.)
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St. Joseph's (Maine) at Thomas
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Pine Manor at Massachusetts Maritime
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Widener at Arcadia
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Ohio Northern at Wilmington
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Hope at Calvin
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Roanoke at Randolph
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Olivet at Albion
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Wittenberg at DePauw
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Mount St. Joseph at Rose-Hulman
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Westfield State at Brandeis
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Haverford at Scranton
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Elmira at Houghton
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Kenyon at Ohio Wesleyan
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Simmons at Mass-Dartmouth
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Kean at Muhlenberg
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TCNJ at Stevens
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North Carolina Wesleyan at William Peace
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Piedmont at Brevard
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Western Connecticut at Farmingdale State
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Trine at Kalamazoo
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Southern Virginia at Marymount
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Suffolk at Emmanuel
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Bard at Union
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Hartwick at Utica
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Otterbein at John Carroll
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Keene State at Bridgewater State
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Carroll at North Central (Ill.)
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Redlands at Pomona-Pitzer
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Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at Chapman
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Mount Holyoke at RPI
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Grove City at Thiel
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Moravian at Ursinus
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Drew at Rutgers-Newark
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Transylvania at Franklin
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St. Vincent at Washington and Jefferson
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Allegheny at Oberlin
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Albright at Alvernia
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Wooster at Hiram
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King's (NY) at New Rochelle
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Penn College at Keuka
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Mitchell at Lesley
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Alverno at Edgewood
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Macalester at UW-Stout
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Ripon at UW-Platteville
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Viterbo at UW-Whitewater
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Marian at Wisconsin Lutheran
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Millikin at Illinois Wesleyan
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Eureka at Webster
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8:00 PM
Fontbonne at Westminster (Mo.)
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Delta St. at Millsaps
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Occidental at Cal Lutheran
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10:00 PM
La Verne at Whittier
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Thursday, Oct. 19: All times Eastern
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3:30 PM
Salem State at Pine Manor
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3:30 PM
Rutgers-Camden at Lancaster Bible
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4:30 PM
Bethany Lutheran at St. Olaf
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4:30 PM
Concordia (Texas) at Hardin-Simmons
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5:00 PM
New Rochelle at Farmingdale State
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5:30 PM
Edgewood at Cornell
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7:00 PM
Houghton at Alfred State
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7:00 PM
Mass-Dartmouth at Worcester State
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7:00 PM
Hope at Kalamazoo
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Centre at Berea
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8:00 PM
UW-Whitewater at Loras
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Concordia-Moorhead at Northwestern (Minn.)
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Belhaven at LeTourneau
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9:30 PM
Louisiana College at East Texas Baptist
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Mary Hardin-Baylor at McMurry
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Concordia (Texas) at Hardin-Simmons
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Becker at Framingham State
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Elms at Bay Path
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Rochester at RIT
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Howard Payne at Sul Ross State
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Grinnell at Nebraska Wesleyan
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Louisiana College at East Texas Baptist
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Concordia-Moorhead at Northwestern (Minn.)
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Belhaven at LeTourneau
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Southwestern at Texas-Dallas
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Mary Hardin-Baylor at McMurry
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Mount St. Mary at Montclair State
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New York University at Stockton
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CCNY at SUNY-Purchase
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Maryville (Tenn.) at Covenant
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Chicago at Illinois Tech
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Lesley at Regis (Mass.)
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Wednesday, Oct. 18: All times Eastern
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McDaniel at Johns Hopkins
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La Roche at Carnegie Mellon
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Tufts at Keene State
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Brandeis at Clark
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Guilford at Lynchburg
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Franklin and Marshall at Gettysburg
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Emory at Oglethorpe
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Amherst at Mount St. Mary
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Drew at Kean
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North Park at Chicago
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Wednesday, Oct. 18: All times Eastern
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Final - OT
at Connecticut College 2, Trinity (Conn.) 1
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Christopher Newport 2, at Salisbury 0
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3:30 PM
Messiah at Lycoming
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3 UW-La Crosse
0 Carleton
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Bryn Mawr at Swarthmore
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0 Lynchburg
0 Emory and Henry
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Wilkes at Misericordia
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TCNJ at Stevens
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Westfield State at Brandeis
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Hope at Calvin
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Western Connecticut at Farmingdale State
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Ohio Northern at Wilmington
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Millikin at Illinois Wesleyan