Weekend picks: Dec. 9

A small slate, and tons of nonconference matchups, so here are my picks of some of the interesting games.

Friday, Dec. 9

Hamilton at No. 7 Oswego
Oswego has been slowly climbing up in the polls. Their five-game winning streak started with a victory over top-ranked Plattsburgh. With just five games under their belt, Hamilton will need to catch up to speed quickly if they want to have a chance. Oswego junior Olivia Ellis is third in the country with 23 points and freshman Jacquelin White has nine goals and 10 assists through the first 12 games. Junior goalie Sam Walther has a .972 save percentage for Hamilton. Oswego 4-2

No. 10 Augsburg at Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Augsburg has battled into no. 10 on the polls, winning eight of their last nine. Wis.-Stevens Point has been unable to find any consistency so far this season, but is looking to gain some ground. Augsburg’s Rebecca Sonnet is third in the country with a .967 save percentage. Augsburg 3-1

Saturday, Dec. 10

Manhattanville at Williams
Williams is just seven games into the season and its two losses were at the hands of Oswego. Manhattanville has won five of the last six, including two overtime wins. Giving the home team the nod here. Williams 3-2

Massachusetts-Boston at No. 8 Connecticut College
Connecticut College is allowing just 1.5 goals a game and goalie Julie Chester is proving crucial to their run so far. Mass.-Boston is coming off an overtime win over William Smith. The Camels will take this one. Connecticut College 4-2

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