NCAC Winter Sports Weekly Releases - (2-5-18)

Kenyon junior Maggie Sweeney helped lift the 30th-ranked Ladies to a season-opening 5-4 win over the NAIA’s 12th-ranked team, Northwestern Ohio, last Saturday
Kenyon junior Maggie Sweeney helped lift the 30th-ranked Ladies to a season-opening 5-4 win over the NAIA’s 12th-ranked team, Northwestern Ohio, last Saturday

NCAC winter sports weekly releases for the week ending on Sunday, February 4th, which include up-to-date conference standings, weekly schedules, team notes and Player of the Week selections, are now available online.

MEN'S BASKETBALL
Nationally-ranked and undefeated Wittenberg (14-0, 21-0) needs just one more victory in the final two weeks of the regular season to clinch at least a share of its first North Coast men’s basketball title since the 2012 season. The Tigers’ first chance comes this Wednesday night at home against Wabash, before hitting the road on Saturday for an afternoon matinee at Hiram. Complete Release

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
Heading into the final two weeks of the regular season, the race for the NCAC title is tight as DePauw (21-1, 13-0) currently sits atop the league standings as the lone unbeaten, but Kenyon (18-3, 11-1) is just one game back in the loss column. The Tigers and Ladies are scheduled to meet this Saturday in Gambier. Complete Release
 
SWIMMING & DIVING
With the 2017-18 North Coast swimming & diving regular season now in the books, conference teams will take a week off before returning to Denison’s Trumbull Aquatics Center on February 14th for the opening day of the 2018 NCAC Swimming & Diving Championships. The nation’s top Division III conference meet continues through Saturday, February 17th with prelim sessions each morning at 10:00 a.m. and finals sessions at 6:30 p.m. each night.Complete Release

INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
The NCAC Indoor Track and Field Championships are just under a month away with a busy week ahead. All nine squads will be in action with the Ohio schools traveling to Otterbein for the All-Ohio Championship. Complete Release

MENS TENNIS
NCAC men’s tennis teams have sprung into action over the past two weekends to kick off the spring portion of the 2017-18 season, led by Wabash opening the campaign on January 27th with a pair of wins over Augustana (IL) and Edgewood. The spring slate continues this weekend with 10 matches on the schedule, led by Oberlin taking on No. 15 Case on Friday night and No. 25 Kenyon hosting No. 29 Mary Washington on Saturday evening. Complete Release

WOMENS TENNIS
The spring portion of the 2017-18 NCAC women’s tennis season kicked off last weekend with No. 30 Kenyon picking up a 5-4 win over the NAIA’s 12th-ranked team, Northwestern Ohio, on Saturday afternoon. The spring season begins in earnest this weekend with 10 total matches on the slate, led by Denison taking on No. 9 Chicago on Friday in Westlake, Ohio, and Kenyon hosting Kalamazoo on Saturday morning in Gambier. Complete Release