Cambridge, MA — Middlebury College, Connecticut College, Washington University in St. Louis, and Bryant University won their divisions at the 2014 Men’s National Team Championships.
C Division (Summers Cup): Add 2014 to the list of Middlebury’s C Division titles. The Panthers have now won the Summers Cup four times since 2009. Today’s win might have been one of the most dramatic. During the regular season, Middlebury had defeated Brown 6-3. Today’s match was even closer. The two teams were tied 4-all coming into the final match, and Middlebury came away with the crucial victory. The final score was Middlebury 5, Brown 4, and the Summers Cup is headed back to Vermont.
D Division (Conroy Cup): Connecticut College and Hobart have both had success in Conroy Cup finals. Conn went on a run from 2009 to 2011, winning the D Division three times in a row. Hobart captured the Conroy Cup in 2007 and 2012. Today it was the Camels’ day: they jumped out to a 2-1 lead after the first flight of matches. Hobart evened the score in the second round, but then Conn pulled away, sweeping the final flight to win the Conroy Cup for the fourth time. The final score was Connecticut College 6, Hobart 3.
F Division (Serues Cup): This year marked Chicago’s debut at the Men’s National Team Championships, and the Maroons reached the Serues Cup final on their first try. Their opponents, Washington University in St. Louis, had won the G Division in 2011. Wash U took the lead in the first flight of matches, going up 2-1. That pattern held throughout the match. Wash U won two matches in the second flight, and Chicago stayed in it with another win. Wash U clinched in the final flight, adding the Serues Cup to their growing collection of hardware. The final score was Wash U 6, Chicago 3.
G Division (Hawthorn Cup): Cal reached the Hawthorn Cup finals last year only to fall to Charleston. The Golden Bears had another shot at the G Division title today, but Bryant proved to be too strong. The Bulldogs were ahead before the match even began: travel delays prevented some of the Cal players from reaching Boston, and the team had to default one match. But Bryant didn’t need the head start. The Bulldogs swept the remaining matches, winning five by a score of 3-0. This is Bryant’s first division title at the Men’s National Team Championships.