2023 USA Team Handball College Nationals (Day 1 Summary)

Yesterday, the 2023 USA Team Handball College Nationals saw the favorite teams dominate group play competition.

In the Women’s competition Group Play started with wins for both West Point Black and Carolina. Group Play will continue today with 2 more matches for all 4 teams, followed by semifinal matches at 3:45 PM. The Final will then take place at 11 AM on Sunday

Women’s Competition Page: Link

In the Men’s competition, 6 teams have qualified for the quarterfinals, 2 have been relegated to classification play, while 4 teams remain in the hunt. Group play will conclude this morning with 4 contests that will determine seeding and/or qualification.

In Group A, Air Force has played and won their two matches to take the top seed so newcomer SUNY Cortland and Tar Heels will face off to determine 2nd place. In Group B, Cincinnati has been eliminated from contention so Ohio St Scarlet and West Point-Gold will play to determine 1st and 2nd. In Group C, West Point-Black has won both of their matches, so Ohio St-Gray and Auburn will play for 2nd place and a QF berth. In Group D, Miami has been eliminated so Carolina and Case Western will play to determine seeding for 1st and 2nd.

After pool play is concluded this morning, the quarterfinals will throw off at noon and 1:15 PM and the semifinals will take place at 5:00 PM. The tournament will then conclude with the championship at 1 PM on Sunday.

Men’s Competition Page: Link

Web Streaming: Link ($5.99 for all matches)