It’s Crunch Time For Patriot League Playoffs

We are getting near the end of the season and with about 2 weeks left in the regular season, every game has added significance. Lafayette’s game last week with Lehigh  was a set back, but not fatal to their chances for a slot in the playoffs and a chance for a championship. Happily it is in their hands with 3 patriot league games left. The rest of the season looks like this.

Team        Record   Oct 13    Oct 14    Oct 21   OCT 28

BOSTON (3-0)         HC                          LH         BUCK

AMER     (3-1)                         COL       LAF

BUCK     (2-1)          LAF                      HC           BU

HC          (2-1)         BU                          BUCK      LAF

LAF        (1-2)          BUCK                  AM          HC

LH          (1-3)                                       BU          COL

COL       (0-4)                         AM                         LEH

M.C. Evans had a goal and two assists last week

I”ll leave to other people to insert the likely outcomes. However I will say those with 3 and 4 losses at the moment face virtual elimination from post season play. The Leopards have their fate in their own hands. Two wins would give Lafayette a 3 win season with wins over one of the three remaining teams….. in that case the tie breaker would eliminate one of the tied teams.


The Friday games between Boston and Holy Cross, while Lafayette hosts Bucknell has interesting consequences, with the possibility of establishing a three way tie at 2-2.  Bucknell faces HC next week and Lafayette faces Holy Cross on the 28th. Bucknell meets BU on the 28th.

Rosie Shanks closes in on Villanova

Could be an interesting finale to the season!! A win tomorrow for the Leopards would be step in the right direction. Go PARDS



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William Rappolt

I am past chairman of the Lafayette Friends of Field Hockey and a former BOT member at Lafayette College. My wife and I are members of the Board of Trustees for USA Field Hockey Foundation. I am currently Chairman of that Board. I am the retired treasurer of M and T Bank Corporation and a 30 year fan of Division one field hockey

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