Buff & Blue Weekly Preview

Buff & Blue Weekly Preview

Take a look at what's going on with the Buff and Blue this week!

Basketball, Men
Basketball, Women
Hockey, Men
Hockey, Women
Squash, Men
Squash, Women
Swimming, Men
Swimming and Diving, Women
Track & Field, Men and Women


* NESCAC contest

Men's Basketball

ELMIRA COLLEGE
Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 8 p.m.
Elmira, N.Y.

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Records: Hamilton (11-5 overall) looks to get back on track with this non-conference game against the Soaring Eagles. The lone win for Elmira (1-14) this season was on Dec. 30 against Spalding University -- a Division III school located in Louisville, Ky. -- in the Wittenberg Kiwanis Holiday Classic. The Soaring Eagles are 0-5 in the Empire 8 Conference.

Last Meeting: The Continentals cruised to a 98-67 win at home last season.

Series: 15-3 (Hamilton)


AMHERST COLLEGE*
Saturday, Jan. 25 at 3 p.m.
Amherst, Mass.

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Records: Hamilton slipped to 1-3 in the NESCAC with road losses at Tufts and Bates this past weekend. The Mammoths (11-5, 2-2) are still receiving votes in the D3hoops.com Top 25 poll. Amherst was an 85-71 winner at Bates on Friday, but was hammered 96-78 at Tufts on Saturday. The Mammoths travel to archrival Williams for a Little Three contest on Wednesday night.

Last Meeting: Amherst edged the Continentals 62-56 in the 2019 NESCAC Championship final at Margaret Bundy Scott Field House.

Series: 19-7 (Amherst)


SUNY POLYTECHNIC
Sunday, Jan. 26 at 5 p.m.
Marcy, N.Y.

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Records: The fifth game away from home in 10 days for the Continentals. SUNY Poly (7-6) brings a three-game win streak into this week. The Wildcats play at SUNY Cobleskill on Wednesday and host Keuka College on Saturday in North Eastern Athletic Conference action. SUNY Poly is 4-1 so far in the NEAC.

Last Meeting: Hamilton coasted to a 102-62 victory at home last season.

Series: 33-2 (Hamilton)


Women's Basketball

AMHERST COLLEGE*
Saturday, Jan. 25 at 3 p.m.
Margaret Bundy Scott Field House

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Records: Hamilton (11-6, 1-3 NESCAC) played inspired basketball at home last weekend. The Continentals nearly knocked off nationally ranked No. 1 Tufts before dropping a 63-62 heartbreaker on Friday. Hamilton erased a double-digit deficit in the second half against Bates and rallied for a 63-59 victory on Saturday. No. 5 Amherst (15-2, 3-1) defeated Wesleyan and Bates and lost 48-46 in overtime against Tufts last week. The Mammoths host Williams for a Little Three game on Wednesday night.

Last Meeting: Amherst prevailed 77-48 in Massachusetts last season.

Series: 13-2 (Amherst)


Men's Hockey

AMHERST COLLEGE*
Friday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m.
Russell Sage Rink

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Records: Hamilton (5-6-3, 4-4-1 NESCAC) has just one loss since the calendar turned to 2020. The Continentals were 4-1 winners at Tufts on Friday night and tied Connecticut College 2-2 in New London on Saturday afternoon. Amherst (4-9-1, 3-6-0) ended a six-game losing skid last weekend with two convincing road wins. The Mammoths blanked Conn. College 3-0 on Friday and breezed to a 5-2 triumph at Tufts on Saturday.

Last Meeting: Amherst recorded a 5-2 win in Massachusetts in the 2019-20 season opener on Nov. 16.

Series: 60-29-5 (Hamilton)


SUNY CORTLAND
Saturday, Jan. 25 at 5 p.m.
Cortland, N.Y.

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Records: SUNY Cortland (7-7-1 overall) is unbeaten in its last five games with four wins and a tie. The Red Dragons downed Neumann University 3-1 in Pennsylvania on Friday night. Cortland is 3-6-0 in the SUNYAC and will host SUNY Oswego in conference action this Friday night.

Last Meeting: The Red Dragons shut out Hamilton 2-0 at home last season.

Series: 24-7-1 (Hamilton)


Women's Hockey

UTICA COLLEGE
Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m.
Adirondack Bank Center at the Utica Memorial Auditorium

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Records: Hamilton (8-6-0 overall) has four wins in its last five games. The Continentals swept a NESCAC season series from Trinity last weekend with a 3-2 overtime victory on Friday and a 5-2 triumph on Saturday at Russell Sage Rink. Utica (5-9-0) is coming off a two-win weekend as well. The Pioneers blanked Lebanon Valley College 2-0 on Saturday and cruised to a 5-1 victory at Chatham University on Sunday. Utica owns a 5-2 record in United Collegiate Hockey Conference play.

Last Meeting: The Pioneers edged Hamilton 3-2 at Sage Rink last season.

Series: 12-7-4 (Utica)


Men's Squash

AMHERST COLLEGE
Saturday, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m.
Amherst, Mass.

Records: Hamilton (2-7 overall) posted a convincing 9-0 win at Fordham University on Saturday. The Continentals are 29th in the most recent College Squash Association Team Rankings while Amherst is 21st. The Mammoths (2-3) defeated Bowdoin 6-3 at home on Monday and have three more matches before they square off with Hamilton. Amherst is at Brown on Tuesday afternoon before the Mammoths host MIT on Friday night and Hobart College on Saturday morning.

Last Meeting: Amherst was a 9-0 winner in Massachusetts last season.


WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY
Saturday, Jan. 25 at 5 p.m.
Amherst College (Amherst, Mass.)

Records: Wesleyan (6-6) had a three-game win streak come to an end on Sunday with a 5-4 loss to Boston College at home. The Cardinals are 28th in the CSA Team Rankings and have two more matches before they meet up with the Continentals late Saturday afternoon. Wesleyan plays Connecticut College on Friday afternoon at Amherst and Denison University late Saturday morning at Mount Holyoke College.

Last Meeting: Wesleyan prevailed 8-1 in a 2019 NESCAC Championship consolation bracket match.


DENISON UNIVERSITY
Sunday, Jan. 26 at 11:30 a.m.
Mount Holyoke College (South Hadley, Mass.)

Records: Denison (2-8) hasn't played since December and is 40th in the CSA Team Rankings. Denison was edged 5-4 by New York University in its most recent match on Dec. 8.


Women's Squash

AMHERST COLLEGE
Saturday, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m.
Amherst, Mass.

Records: Hamilton (3-5 overall) extended its win streak to three with a 9-0 win at Fordham University on Saturday. The Continentals are 28th in the College Squash Association Team Rankings while Amherst is 16th. The Mammoths (4-2) have won their last two matches including a 9-0 decision over Bowdoin on Monday. Amherst travels to Brown University on Tuesday afternoon and hosts William Smith College on Saturday morning before the matchup with Hamilton.

Last Meeting: The Mammoths were a 9-0 winner in Massachusetts last season.


WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY
Saturday, Jan. 25 at 5 p.m.
Amherst College (Amherst, Mass.)

Records: Wesleyan (7-4) cruised to a 9-0 win at Haverford College on Friday and has won four of its last five matches. The Cardinals are 21st in the CSA Team Rankings. Wesleyan plays Connecticut College at Amherst on Friday afternoon and travels to Mount Holyoke College on Saturday morning.

Last Meeting: The Cardinals posted a 6-3 triumph at home in the 2019 CSA National Team Championships.


MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE
Sunday, Jan. 26 at 10 a.m.
South Hadley, Mass.

Records: Mount Holyoke (1-7) is 22nd in the CSA Team Rankings. The Lyons fell 9-0 at Williams on Friday for their sixth straight loss. Mount Holyoke hosts Wesleyan, Bard College and Connecticut College on Saturday before the clash with the Continentals on Sunday morning.

Last Meeting: Hamilton edged the Lyons 5-4 at the Little Squash Center last season.


Men's Swimming

UNION COLLEGE
Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 6 p.m.
Schenectady, N.Y.

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Records: Hamilton (4-1 dual meets) won its first four dual meets before at 203-77 setback against Rochester Institute of Technology at home on Jan. 11. Union (1-7) has dropped its last seven dual meets since a season-opening victory over Skidmore College, 146-128.

Last Meeting: The Dutchmen edged the Continentals 118-101 at Hamilton's Bristol Pool last season.


MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE/WILLIAMS COLLEGE
Saturday, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m.
Bristol Pool

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Records: Middlebury (4-3) breezed to dual meet wins at home against Union College (238-36) and Clarkson University (213-75) on Saturday. Williams (7-0) coasted to a 206-88 win against Connecticut College on Saturday. The Ephs are ranked 11th in the Division III Top 25 coaches poll. Williams hosts New York University and MIT on Friday afternoon.

Last Meetings: Hamilton fell to Middlebury (212-66) and Williams (175-80) in Vermont last season.


Women's Swimming and Diving

UNION COLLEGE
Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 6 p.m.
Schenectady, N.Y.

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Records: Hamilton (3-1-1 dual meets) fell 158-136 to Rochester Institute of Technology in a competitive meet at home on Jan. 11. Union (3-5) defeated Clarkson University (161-130) but lost to Middlebury (237-63) in Vermont on Saturday.

Last Meeting: Hamilton posted a 143-98 win at Bristol Pool last season.


MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE/WILLIAMS COLLEGE
Saturday, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m.
Bristol Pool

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Records: Middlebury (4-3) recorded easy victories against Union College (237-63) and Clarkson University (253-45) at home on Saturday. Williams (7-0) coasted to a 224-64 win against Connecticut College on Saturday. The Ephs are ranked 10th in the Division III Top 25 coaches poll. Williams hosts New York University and MIT on Friday afternoon.

Last Meetings: Hamilton fell to Middlebury (222-77) and Williams (185-104) in Vermont last season.


Men's and Women's Track & Field

CONFERENCE CHALLENGE CUP
Saturday, Jan. 25 at 10 a.m.
Nazareth College (Rochester, N.Y.)

Just the Facts: The Golisano Training Center is the site for the Conference Challenge Cup. The meet will be scored as a conference challenge with conferences competing against each other. The top eight finishers are scored and team totals are combined within each conference to determine the score and conference winner. Field events start at 10 a.m. and track events also start at 10 with the women's 5,000-meter run.

Who to Watch: Andrea Shipton '22 finished first in the women's pole vault at the 2020 Utica College Track & Field Invitational on Saturday. Shipton topped the field with a height of 10 feet, 6 inches. Lucas Wright '21 was part of two victories at Utica. Wright took the top spot in the men's 800-meter run with a time of 1:56.10 and qualified for the All-Atlantic Region Track & Field Conference Indoor Championships. He was on the winning team in the men's 4x400-meter relay as the quartet recorded a time of 3:30.18. Ty Kunzman '20 grabbed first place in the men's weight throw with a distance of 56 feet, 5.25 inches. Kunzman's mighty heave ranked fifth on the NCAA Division III performance list as of Jan. 18.