By Michael T. Bello
Published Feb 24, 2017 at 3:00 PM ET; Updated Feb 24, 2017 at 2:45 PM ET

Princeton, NJ — The 2017 Women’s National Team Championships are underway.

A Division (Howe Cup): Top-seeded Harvard opened the 2017 Howe Cup with a 9-0 victory over Columbia. This marked the Crimson’s seventh all-time victory over the Lions and their first post-season victory against Columbia. This season, Harvard is looking to tie Princeton with 17 national championships.

Second-seeded Penn is looking for a rematch with Harvard from last season’s Howe Cup final. To accomplish that feat, the Quakers began with a match-up with Cornell. In their regular season match, Penn shut out Cornell. In today’s rematch, the Quakers defeated Cornell, 9-0.

B Division (Kurtz Cup): The first Kurtz Cup match is scheduled to begin at 2:30 PM.

C Division (Walker Cup): The Walker Cup opened the tournament this morning with three matches at 10:00 AM. Top-seed Franklin & Marshall faced Wesleyan. The Diplomats and the Cardinals are even in their all-time series, 12-12. F&M broke the tie today with a 8-1 victory over Wesleyan.

In the regular season, Tufts defeated Dickinson, 5-4. The rematch in the Walker Cup saw the Jumbos defeat Dickinson, 6-3.

Considering Bowdoin and William Smith had not met since December 2006, today’s match was long overdue. This is William Smith’s first appearance in the Walker Cup since the 2010 – 2011 season. William Smith advanced with a 5-4 victory.

Amherst has been in the past three Walker Cup finals and won two crowns. In a repeat of both squads’ final match of the regular season, Amherst and St. Lawrence met. Amherst defeated the Saints, 7-2.

D Division (Epps Cup): The first Epps Cup matches are scheduled to begin at 4:00 PM.

E Division: The first E Division matches are scheduled to begin at 6:00 PM.