Elmira Captures First Place in Women’s DIII Poll

Elmira captured all twelve first-place votes in the Division III Women’s Poll for the first time this season. The Soaring Eagles was idle this week, as was No. 2 Manhattanville.

The highlight of last weekend’s action was a pair of games between No. 4 Wis.-Stevens point and No. 8 Gustavus Adolphus. After a 5-0 Pointer win on Friday, the Gusties managed a 2-2 tie Saturday, which left both schools unchanged in their respective poll positions from last week.

Making a move this week is No. 9 St. Thomas, which impressed voters with a 1-0 win over last week’s No. 9 team, Wis.-River Falls. The Tommies will face Augsburg on Friday and Saturday.

RIT won three games over the last week to improve to a perfect 5-0-0. However, all three games were against unranked opponents, and so the Tigers stayed at No. 10.

Next weekend features one of the great conference match-ups available this year in Division III, as No. 6 Plattsburgh travels to No. 1 Elmira for what promises to be an exciting two game set. Manhattanville, Wis.-Stevens Point and Gustavus Adolphus will also see action this weekend.

The USCHO.com Poll is compiled by U.S. College Hockey Online, and consists of 12 voters, all coaches of Division III programs.