Wednesday Tidbits: Div. III hockey NCAAs begin

March, 11, 2009
ESPN's Statistics and Analysis team compiled quick notes about some of Wednesday's college sports action from various schools' sports information departments.

Men's hockey

Division III NCAA tournament first round: Babson at Amherst, 7 p.m.
Babson visits Orr Rink as Amherst hosts an NCAA men's hockey tournament game for the first time in program history.

Amherst, which set a program record for wins with 20 this season, won 13 consecutive games and 17 of its past 18 in qualifying for the tournament for only the second time in program history. (The first was in 1998-99.)

Division III NCAA tournament first round: Nichols College at Hobart, 7 p.m.
Nichols makes its first appearance in the NCAA tournament after posting a program-best 25 wins during the regular season.

Women's lacrosse

Temple at No. 18 Towson, 4 p.m.
Temple heads to Towson, where Tigers senior midfielder Hillary Fratzke looks to continue two streaks. In a loss against Loyola on Sunday, Fratzke scored a goal for the 48th consecutive game and garnered a point for her 54th consecutive game. Both streaks are the longest active streaks in NCAA Division I entering this week.

Boston University at. No. 3 Penn, 3 p.m.
Although Wednesday marks the first meeting of the season between Penn and BU, the Terriers could be holding a grudge. The Quakers knocked BU out of the NCAA tournament the past two years: a first-round game in 2007 and a quarterfinal bout last postseason.

Women's gymnastics

Pittsburgh at Maryland, 7 p.m.
Maryland will be riding high when Pittsburgh comes to town, thanks to Abbey Adams' 9.925 in the floor exercise against North Carolina and Temple on Friday. The score, which gave Adams first place in the event, tied for the 17th-best individual mark on the floor in program history. Only three former Terrapins -- Jill Fisher, Gillian Cote and Rachel Martinez -- have scored higher in the event.



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