Weekend picks: Nov. 24

I picked up another three games on Nicole in our picks race last week, going 17-6-6, while Nicole went 14-9-6. On the year, I am 140-47-29 while Nicole is 132-55-29. We have some interesting games on tap this weekend, so let’s see what happens.

Friday, Nov. 24

Holy Cross at Dartmouth
Candace: The last time out, it was an exhibition and Dartmouth won in OT. I’m tempted to pick the Crusaders, but I think they may have a letdown after last weekend. Dartmouth 2-1
Nicole: I’m hyped on Holy Cross and loved what I heard from Coach Van Buskirk this week. I think they have what it takes to beat Dartmouth. Holy Cross 3-1

Nutmeg Classic

Penn State vs Connecticut
Candace: If the Nittany Lions had offense, they might be dangerous. Connecticut 3-1
Nicole: This should be a win for Connecticut 3-1.

Quinnipiac at Yale
Candace: This game hasn’t gone well for the Elis in recent years. Quinnipiac 2-1
Nicole: Quinnipiac has picked it up in recent weeks and I expect that to continue. Quinnipiac 2-0

Windjammer Classic

Colgate vs. Minnesota Duluth
Candace: The Raiders looks like one of the best teams in the country. Colgate 4-1
Nicole: Colgate should win this. Colgate 3-1

RIT vs. Vermont
Candace: Vermont should rebound from a disappointing weekend last time out. Vermont 3-1
Nicole: The Catamounts take this one. Vermont 2-0

Friday/Saturday, Nov. 24=25

Princeton at Merrimack
Candace: A tough series to pick. I’ll go with the Tigers to sweep. Princeton 2-1, 3-2
Nicole: I’ll take a split here. Merrimack 3-1, Princeton 2-1

Rensselaer at Mercyhurst
Candace: Rensselaer seems to get a lot of ties, but I like Mercyhurst to sweep. Mercyhurst 3-2, 3-2
Nicole: This one is likely also going to be a split. Mercyhurst 2-0, Rensselaer 1-0

Ohio State at Robert Morris
Candace: I’m tempted to pick a split, but Ohio State seems to be stronger to me. Ohio State 3-2, 3-2
Nicole: These are must-wins for Ohio State, in my opinion, but they’d go a long way in helping Robert Morris get respect. I’ll pick OSU to sweep behind a great weekend from Kassidy Sauve. Ohio State 3-1, 3-2

Maine at Union
Candace: The Black Bears have shown more consistency than the Dutchwomen. Maine 3-2, 3-1
Nicole: Maine should handle this weekend. Maine 4-1, 3-0

D-I in DC

Boston University vs. Minnesota State
Candace: The Terriers should get another big win. Boston University 3-1
Nicole: Even in a down year, BU should have the talent to beat Mankato. Boston University 3-1

Northeastern vs. Wisconsin
Candace: Northeastern just isn’t strong enough to take it to the top teams. Wisconsin 3-1
Nicole: The Badgers should take this. Wisconsin 4-2

Wisconsin vs. Boston University
Candace: Sooner or later, Wisconsin will lose. Probably not this weekend. Wisconsin 3-1
Nicole: I expect Wisconsin to win. Wisconsin 3-0.

Northeastern vs. Minnesota State
Candace: I think Northeastern gets out of the weekend with a win. Northeastern 3-1
Nicole: The Huskies should win this one. Northeastern 3-0

Saturday, Nov. 25

New Hampshire vs. Harvard
Candace: Harvard just seems to be in a down cycle. New Hampshire 3-1
Nicole: New Hampshire has the talent to take this one. New Hampshire 4-2

Connecticut vs. Quinnipiac
Candace: The Bobcats have shown some signs of life, so I’ll pick them. Quinnipiac 2-1
Nicole: I’ll take UConn to win. Connecticut 2-1

Yale vs. Penn State
Candace: Yale should have enough to win a tough game. Yale 2-1
Nicole: Yale 1-0

RIT vs. Colgate
Candace: I look for the Raiders to bounce back after a surprise loss. Colgate 3-1
Nicole: Colgate wins this one. Colgate 3-1

Vermont vs. Minnesota Duluth
Candace: Duluth showed a lot of good things against Colgate. Minnesota Duluth 3-1
Nicole: UMD wins the tournament. Minnesota Duluth 2-1

Saturday/Sunday, Nov. 25-26

Minnesota vs Lindenwood
Candace: Minnesota is back on track for the NCAA tournament. Minnesota 4-1, 4-1
Nicole: Gophers sweep. Minnesota 5-1, 4-1

Cornell at Providence
Candace: A tough series to pick. I’ll go for a sweep and hope I get one right. Providence 3-2, 3-2
Nicole: I have no idea how to pick this one, so I’ll hedge my bets and call a split. Cornell 3-2, Providence 4-3


Northeastern at BC
Candace: Northeastern has been inconsistent. BC has had a few hiccups, but looks strong. Boston College 5-2
Nicole: Boston College continues their HE dominance. Boston College 4-2

Brown at Boston University
Candace: The Terriers show signs of waking up. Boston University 3-1
Nicole: BU wins. Boston University 3-0