Weekend Picks: Feb. 5

Just two more weekends of the regular season after this one. If that isn’t enough motivation for some of these D-III women’s teams, I’m not sure what is. Candace and Matt are back again to forecast the weekend.

Friday-Saturday, Feb. 5-6

Concordia (Minn.) at No. 8 St. Thomas
Candace: St. Thomas had a rough weekend last week, but I think they rally here. St. Thomas 3-2, 3-1
Matt: UST dropped four places in the poll this week after losing three straight last week. Ouch. Doesn’t sound like a team that’s peaking at the right time. The hard times continue this weekend, but not as bad as last week. Concordia 5-4 (OT), St. Thomas 3-2

Saturday, Feb. 6

Franklin Pierce at Holy Cross
Candace: I will generally pick my alma mater in a tight game. Holy Cross 3-2
Matt: Two teams with outstanding records, so what gives? Each team has solid forwards, ‘D,’ and goaltending. Sounds like a tight game to me. Holy Cross 2-1

Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 6-7

Cortland at No. 1 Plattsburgh
Candace: Given how the Cardinals handled Elmira last weekend, I foresee easy wins for the home team. Plattsburgh 5-1, 4-1
Matt: Cortland is above .500 at 9-8-1, but Plattsburgh has 11 more wins, eight fewer losses, and one less tie. Yeah, so, it has to be a Cardinals sweep here. Plattsburgh 5-1, 4-0

Tuesday, Feb. 9

No. 2 Adrian at No. 7 Wisconsin-River Falls
Candace: A marquee matchup that should be decided by a goal. I’m picking the visitors. Adrian 3-1
Matt: Adrian should sweep St. Scholastica this coming weekend and River Falls should be Wisconsin-Superior, but is there enough gas in the tank for Adrian to get two more points out of River Falls? You bet. Adrian 4-2


  1. I think that the writers ought to at least be knowledgeable enough to know who a team has or has not played. It destroys any credibility you have when you don’t. And, its utterly ridiculous NOT to know if you are supposedly writing about a team from an “expert’s point of view. UNO has not even played Maine, much less beaten them.

    Take an awareness lap around the building, please.

  2. I agree with most picks, however, I am fairly certain UNO beat Army and #17 Northern Michigan (5-2 mind you, before losing the next night 2-1). I’m not expert, but I’d say on paper, that was a pretty darn impressive win.

      • It’s easy to discount early rankings, however, after a split with UNO, one where they were outscored and outshot, NMU moved UP in the rankings. So I still means quite a bit I’d say.

  3. UNO always puts up a lot of shots but often they aren’t quality shots, but shots from out deep. Don’t get me wrong they have a very good program, just think it can be a little misleading. Also Walsh is better than Bakala in my opinion

  4. While Jerry York’s soon-to-be record breaking win on the horizon, let’s not forget about the game itself. I’d like to read more about reactions to the games and standings than so much about a coach’s career accomplishments. Save that for a feature story on the site and don’t clog up the HE blog with that. Would be nice to read more about the ‘Cats too, seems like they’re not getting the attention they deserve for starting out so strong.


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