NCAA semifinals picks

This is it – the final four games of the year.

One of Plattsburgh, Norwich, Elmira, or Wisconsin-River Falls will be crowned women’s Division III national champion Saturday night.

But who?

Candace and Matt carefully make their final picks of the season and then put the magic 8-ball away for another seven months.

Friday, March 20

Wisconsin-River Falls vs. Elmira
Candace: I have to think Elmira comes out on top in this one, but it will be close. Elmira 3-2
Matt: Elmira has the two top guns in the country in Ashley Ryan and Ashton Hogan. That much is certain. River Falls has Alice Cranston, Chloe Kinsel and Dani Sibley. Can we expect a shootout? Possibly, but I see it more like a 5-3 win for UWRF.

Friday – Norwich vs. Plattsburgh
Candace: Norwich couldn’t push the Cardinals in January, and I don’t think Plattsburgh will lose on home ice. Plattsburgh 4-1
Matt: Plattsburgh has home-ice advantage and that goes a long way in my estimation. The Cardinals were either ranked No. 1 or No. 2 all season long – and for good reason. Norwich was blown out by Plattsburgh 5-0 back in January and methinks another shutout is in order from Camille Leonard in a win. Plattsburgh 3-0