By Anne Bello
Published Feb 18, 2011 at 1:43 PM ET; Updated Feb 18, 2011 at 1:43 PM ET

Princeton, NJ — The 2011 Women’s National Team Championships (Howe Cup) got underway this morning. The first round of matches started at 9:oo AM in Princeton’s Jadwin Gymnasium.

In Walker Cup (“C” Division) play, Hamilton and Wesleyan, the number 2 and 3 seeds, respectively, advanced to the semifinals. Wesleyan defeated Vassar 8-1, and Hamilton defeated William Smith 8-1 as well. Hamilton and Wesleyan will play tomorrow at 11:30, and Vassar and William Smith will also face off tomorrow morning.

In the first round of Epps Cupp (“D” Division) play , Georgetown upset St. Lawrence, the number 2 seed, 6-3. Georgetown will advance to play the winner of the Smith-BC match tomorrow, while St. Lawrence will take on the loser. In the top half of the Epps Cup brackets, Wellesley advanced to the semifinals with a 8-1 win over Colgate.

Brown, the Kurtz Cup (“B” Division) top seeds, moved into the semifinals with a decisive 9-0 win over George Washington.