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Women’s D-I picks: Nov. 9

I finally made up some ground on Arlan, though if I had picked a St. Lawrence sweep, I’d be only one behind him. Overall last weekend, I went 17-1-1 last week (.921), while Arlan went 15-3-1 (.815). Overall on the year, I am 54-29-7 (.638), while Arlan is 56-27-7 (.661). Many of the top squads have bye weeks due to players being at the Four Nations Cup, but we’ve got a few picks for you.

Friday, November 9

Yale at Clarkson
Candace: Clarkson is going to be tough to beat this year. Clarkson 4-1
Arlan: Yale seems much improved this season, but then so are the Golden Knights. Clarkson 3-1

Princeton at Rensselaer
Candace: Like Arlan, I have no idea who to pick in this one. Princeton hasn’t won since beating Rober Morris, though finally showed signs of being able to score against Colgate. Princeton 3-2
Arlan: I have no handle on a Princeton team that doubles up on RMU, but ties Colgate after being dismantled by Harvard. Rensselaer 3-2

Brown at St. Lawrence
Candace: St. Lawrence may have turned a corner this past weekend. St. Lawrence 3-1
Arlan: Goals figure to be scarce in this one. St. Lawrence 2-1

Boston University at New Hampshire
Candace: Even without Poulin, I can’t see any way the Terriers lose. Boston University 4-1
Arlan: Nothing more fun than trying to figure out a BU game when Poulin isn’t playing. Boston University 3-1

RIT at Colgate
Candace: Colgate has played well in its last couple of games, and RIT is coming off a bye week. RIT 4-2
Arlan: I think this is an absolute toss up as Colgate’s rookie goalie has been playing well and the Raiders are at home. RIT 3-2.

Friday-Sunday, November 9 and 11

Maine at Bemidji State
Candace: Maine has been struggling, but so has Bemidji. Avoid the reverse split problem. Bemidji State 3-1, 3-2
Arlan: The Black Bears probably get a split, but I have no idea of the order so I’ll just pick the home team. Bemidji State 4-2, 2-1

Saturday-Sunday, November 10-11
Robert Morris at Penn State
Candace: This could be the stepping stone to a fierce series against Mercyhurst for Robert Morris. Robert Morris 3-2, 3-1
Arlan: Paniccia could steal one for Penn State but the odds are better that she doesn’t. Robert Morris 4-1, 3-2

Vermont at Northeastern
Candace: Vermont is showing signs of being a better team this year, but Northeastern is one of the top squads in the conference. Northeastern 3-1, 4-1
Arlan: No Coyne, Savage or Povova, but Catamounts will still have fewer bodies available. Northeastern 2-1, 4-1

Saturday, November 10

Connecticut at Providence
Candace: Another mismatch. Connecticut has not been playing that well. Providence 4-1
Arlan: Connecticut has actually been a little better than I expected. Providence 4-2

Sunday, November 11

New Hampshire at Providence
Candace: Providence is on the uptick, while any momentum New Hampshire had from beating Boston College is a distant memory. Providence 4-1
Arlan: Friars have won eight of the last nine in this classic rivalry. Providence 3-1

Monday, November 12

Boston College at Dartmouth
Candace: The Eagles are starting to take flight in the last few games. Boston College 4-1
Arlan: Rutter favors BC, while KRACH likes Dartmouth. Boston College 5-3

 

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  • ???

    How does WMU tie Union 3-2? Another season, another 5 months of Paula’s strange lack of proofreading and/or simply confusing writing.

    • Paula Weston

      Thanks for the heads-up on the typo.  I’m glad that I could help provide some focus for your life’s discontent.

      • !!!

        Paula, every one of your columns has very obvious errors in it. And each week there you are posting an “oops” correction after someone pointed out your mistakes. It hurts the credibilty of you as a writer as well that of USCHO.

        I’m just trying to help. I’d be happy to proofread for you before you post on the site. Lemme know.

      • Kelski_13

        How do you find it so hard to copy box scores down but can manage to copy the work of REAL journalists quite easily?

    • Kuhn&Friends

      another 5 months of Paula thinking U of M is gods gift to hockey,