The first day of the 2012 CWPA Eastern Championships is over, and on Saturday the semifinal games will be taking place. Mercyhurst, Princeton, St. Francis and Bucknell are the teams alive who are vying for the CWPA's auto bid to the NCAA tournament.
Here is Saturday's schedule (all times Eastern):
1:30 p.m. Brown vs. Harvard
3 p.m. MIT vs. Navy
4:30 p.m. Princeton vs. Bucknell: Princeton leads the season series two games to one, Bucknell did win the last matchup between the two. However, Princeton did defeat Bucknell the one time the two schools played at DeNuzio Pool, which is the site of Saturday's game. With Bucknell struggling against Harvard in their opening game, look for Princeton to win this game.
6 p.m. St. Francis vs. Mercyhurst: The question is if Mercyhurst can continue their postseason run. They are taking on No. 12 St. Francis, who themselves finished very strong in their win over Navy. These two teams played once this year, and it was St. Francis who came out on top, winning 14-6. Mercyhurst had the confidence to play with St. Francis, but there amazing postseason run will likely come to an end.