Category archive: NCAA Women's Hockey

Weekend tidbits

February, 13, 2009
As we head into a weekend full of college sports matchups, here are some interesting tidbits the ESPN Statistics and Analysis team dug up:

Division II baseball

No. 1 University of Tampa at No. 12 West Alabama -- 3 pm.
After opening the season as the No. 2 team in the nation, the Tampa baseball team has taken the top spot in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper NCAA II Poll.

Their No. 1 ranking is the first since Week 3 of last season. The Spartans have now been represented in the Top 25 for 62 consecutive weeks. Tampa has also been in the top 10 for 51 straight weeks, more than any NCAA II team. The Spartans are off to a 5-0 start this season with victories over the Florida Institute of Technology, Georgia College & State U., and Rollins.

Division I women's swimming/diving

Northeast Conference Championships -- New Haven, Conn.
Central Connecticut State won't have to go far to defend its 2009 NEC Championship -- just down the road to Yale. Last year, the Blue Devils captured a record 18 of the meet's 20 events for 649.5 points. They were followed by St. Francis (Pa.) with 457, Wagner with 436.5, Sacred Heart with 222, Mount St. Mary's with 132 and St. Francis (N.Y.) with 126. This year, Bryant joins the fray, which begins tomorrow.

Division III women's ice hockey

Bowdoin College at Trinity College, 7 pm.
Trinity junior goalie Isabel Iwachiw combined to make 73 saves in a pair of Bantam wins over Connecticut College last week, as she recorded a .986 save percentage. On Feb. 6, Iwachiw turned aside 31 shots in a 3-1 win. She followed on Feb. 7 with 42 stops in a 4-0 victory, her third shutout of the season. Iwachiw is 10-5-2 in net for the Bantams this year with a 2.10 goals-against average and a .929 save percentage.