USA Collegiate National Championships (Results from first Group Stage)

West Point Black’s Nick Schebler on attack vs Virginia. West Point won the match earlier this morning 20-11. (Photo courtesy of Leo Vila)

The first round of Group Play is complete at the USA College National Championships and there were no major surprises.  West Point Black (Army’s first team), Virginia and Air Force won their respective pools and are guaranteed a spot in the semifinals.  Those 3 teams will play a round robin today that will essentially decide seeding for 1-3.  Earlier today, Army won the first match of that round robin with a convincing 20-11 victory over Virginia.

The three 2nd place teams, West Point Gold (Army’s 2nd team), North Carolina and Ohio St Grey (Ohio St’s 1st team) will play a round robin to decide who will be the 4th seed in the semifinals.  Just missing out on that chance is Texas A&M which staged a furious comeback vs North Carolina only to come up short 13-12

In women’s play, West Point Black (Army’s first team) had a convincing 18 – 7 win over North Carolina, while Penn St narrowly beat West Point Gold (Army’s 2nd team) 14-12

A couple of Wikipedia pages have been set up to record the results and will be filled in later today

Men’s Results: Link

Women’s Results: Link

Unfortunately, there isn’t an internet connection available at West Point’s Arvin gym.  I will be tweeting out scores, though as they become available.  Follow Team Handball News on Twitter:  Link