Since I correctly called the Amherst game last weekend, Russell and I are now tied with postseason picks at 5-1 (.833). We are down to the final weekend. First up are the semifinals. Let’s see how we can do!!
St. Norbert vs. Norwich
Candace: St. Norbert is the defending champion, and tough to pick against, but Norwich has been fearsome all year long, plus the Cadets have three top scorers. Look for Norwich to get up early and hold off St. Norbert in the end.
Russell: Many people picked Norwich at the start of the season to win the national championship. The defending champions, St. Norbert, struggled at the start of the season, but are back in familiar territory. I like Norwich, which has been consistently great all season.
Amherst vs. Oswego
Candace: They have an interesting record vs. common opponents, with Oswego at 5-2-1 while Amherst is 6-2. Amherst is currently riding a 12-game win streak. Oswego has also been hot, losing only one game in 2012, to Plattsburgh in the SUNYAC tournament, a team Amherst beat in the quarterfinals. I think Amherst is going to win a squeaker.
Russell: Defense wins championships, and Amherst is the best in the country. However, Oswego is no slouch with the third-best defense. Plus, Oswego is an offensive juggernaut. I’m going with the juggernaut.