Women’s D-I picks: Oct. 15

Well, I fell back to Earth a little last weekend, but still did pretty well, going 18-4 (.818). On the year, I am also pretty stellar, going 40-5-4 (.857). Let’s see if I can keep myself above .800!

Thursday-Friday, Oct. 15-16

Vermont at St. Lawrence
I think these will be close games, but pick the Saints in a sweep. St. Lawrence 3-2, 4-2

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 16-17

North Dakota at Bemidji State
This has split all over it, but I’ll probably get the days wrong. Bemidji State 3-2, North Dakota 2-1

Minnesota at Ohio State
OSU gave up 15 goals last weekend against Wisconsin; this could get ugly. Minnesota 5-1, 4-0

Wisconsin at St. Cloud State
St. Cloud gave up 18 goals to Minnesota last weekend. This, too, could get ugly. Wisconsin 5-1, 7-0

Minnesota State at Minnesota-Duluth
Minnesota State will keep both games close. Minnesota-Duluth 3-2, 2-1

Clarkson at Boston University
A split is likely, but I’m bucking the trend and picking Clarkson to sweep. Clarkson 3-2, 3-1

Mercyhurst at Northeastern
How many splits will this weekend have? Northeastern 3-2, Mercyhurst 3-2

Robert Morris at Rensselaer
This should tell us a lot about both programs. I’m going for an RPI sweep. Rensselaer 3-2, 2-1

Saturday, Oct. 17

Maine at Boston College
BC at home equals a nice win. Boston College 4-1

New Hampshire at Merrimack
Is this the first win for the Warriors? New Hampshire 3-2

Syracuse at Connecticut
I think the Orange might just take the CHA this year. They can’t afford nonconference losses though. Syracuse 4-2

Colgate at Providence
I think the Friars are going to take a while to gel, and Colgate looked good last time out. Colgate 3-2

Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 17-18

Union at Penn State
The Nittany Lions can’t afford to get too swept up in their upset of Boston University last weekend. Penn State 3-1, 3-2

Sunday, Oct. 18

New Hampshire at Boston College
From what I’ve seen of New Hampshire so far, this could get ugly. Boston College 5-1

Maine at Merrimack
The Black Bears get a split out of their trip down 95. Maine 4-1

Syracuse at Providence
The Orange get another win over a Hockey East squad. Syracuse 4-2

Colgate at Connecticut
A tough game to call, but I think Connecticut is improved this year. Connecticut 4-2

Wednesday, Oct. 21

RIT at Syracuse
RIT will come together at some point, but not in this game. Syracuse 4-2