Princeton, NJ — The five division finals are set after an exciting day of competition.
A Division (Howe Cup): Harvard and Trinity will play for the 2014 national team title tomorrow.
B Division (Kurtz Cup): Top-seeded Columbia had a solid performance against Bates. The Lions clinched the victory early, but the Bobcats did not go down without a fight; their two wins came in the final flight of matches, and one went to five games. The final score was Columbia 7, Bates 2. George Washington had a much bumpier road to the finals. The Colonials opened up a 2-1 lead over Brown, but the Bears came back to tie the score 3-all. George Washington won at numbers 1 and 4 to take a match that saw many five-game contests. The final score was George Washington 5, Brown 4. Williams defeated Middlebury 6-3 in the consolation semifinals.
C Division (Walker Cup): Amherst and Franklin & Marshall will play for the C Division title tomorrow.
D Division (Epps Cup): Virginia and Boston College advanced to the D Division final earlier in the day. In the consolation semifinals, Georgetown defeated Bucknell 7-2, and Connecticut College registered a 7-2 win over Johns Hopkins.
E Division: Haverford will have a chance to defend their E Division title. The Fords, who were seeded first in the division, took down NYU 7-2 in the semifinals. All of Haverford’s wins were 3-0 matches; NYU’s two wins went to four games. The E Division semifinal match between Northeastern and Colgate was tied 3-all going into the final flight of matches. The Huskies and Raiders each won a three-game match in the final round, but the number 4 match between Northeastern’s Seohyun Joo and Colgate’s Courtney McGill went to five. McGill’s 11-5 win in the fifth put Colgate into the finals with a 5-4 upset. Minnesota recorded their second win at the National Team Championships as a nine-player team when they defeated Smith 6-3.