Women’s D-III picks Nov. 15: NESCAC starts play, River Falls to host St. Thomas

Amanda Conway of Norwich (Norwich Athletics)
Amanda Conway of Norwich (Norwich Athletics)

This weekend sees the NESCAC kick off play, and a lot of interconference matchups. There are no battles between top 10 teams, however. Here are some of the interesting matchups.

Friday, Nov. 15

New England College at No. 7 Norwich
The Cadets have already been tested, and their loss to No. 1 Plattsburgh was an early call to action. Look for Norwich to win this one. Norwich 4-2

Friday-Saturday, Nov. 15-16

No. 6 Williams at Colby
The Mules are a tough team at home, and scored some big wins last season. Williams is one of the conference favorites, and while Colby could spring an upset, I like the Ephs to sweep. Williams 3-2, 3-2

No. 2 Adrian at Marian
This isn’t quite the mismatch it might seem to be, but I can’t see Adrian losing this weekend. Adrian 4-2, 4-2

Tuesday, Nov. 19

St. Thomas at No. 4 Wisconsin-River Falls
St. Thomas is no longer ranked, but the Tommies will be competing for the MIAC crown and league autobid all season long. Wisconsin-River Falls is loaded as usual, and is at home, so I think they get the win. Wisconsin-River Falls 3-2