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Just two more weekends of the regular season after this one. If that isn’t enough motivation for some of these D-III women’s teams, I’m not sure what is. Candace and Matt are back again to forecast the weekend.

Friday-Saturday, Feb. 5-6

Concordia (Minn.) at No. 8 St. Thomas
Candace: St. Thomas had a rough weekend last week, but I think they rally here. St. Thomas 3-2, 3-1
Matt: UST dropped four places in the poll this week after losing three straight last week. Ouch. Doesn’t sound like a team that’s peaking at the right time. The hard times continue this weekend, but not as bad as last week. Concordia 5-4 (OT), St. Thomas 3-2

Saturday, Feb. 6

Franklin Pierce at Holy Cross
Candace: I will generally pick my alma mater in a tight game. Holy Cross 3-2
Matt: Two teams with outstanding records, so what gives? Each team has solid forwards, ‘D,’ and goaltending. Sounds like a tight game to me. Holy Cross 2-1

Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 6-7

Cortland at No. 1 Plattsburgh
Candace: Given how the Cardinals handled Elmira last weekend, I foresee easy wins for the home team. Plattsburgh 5-1, 4-1
Matt: Cortland is above .500 at 9-8-1, but Plattsburgh has 11 more wins, eight fewer losses, and one less tie. Yeah, so, it has to be a Cardinals sweep here. Plattsburgh 5-1, 4-0

Tuesday, Feb. 9

No. 2 Adrian at No. 7 Wisconsin-River Falls
Candace: A marquee matchup that should be decided by a goal. I’m picking the visitors. Adrian 3-1
Matt: Adrian should sweep St. Scholastica this coming weekend and River Falls should be Wisconsin-Superior, but is there enough gas in the tank for Adrian to get two more points out of River Falls? You bet. Adrian 4-2