Spring Sport Playoff Update
FREDERICK, Md.--Four Hood College spring teams are still in contention for a spot in their respective six-team Capital Athletic Conference tournaments.
Men’s Lacrosse: If Hood defeats Marymount Thursday at home, a coin toss between Marymount, Hood and Wesley would determine the sixth-seeded team in the CAC playoffs. Coin toss procedure: A Hood administrator and head coaches from both teams get together and conference in CAC commissioner Tom Byrnes and the head coach from Wesley on the phone. The Hood administrator flips the coin in alphabetical order by school (Hood first, then Marymount, then Wesley) until a different face comes up for one school (for example, say the flip results in heads (Hood), heads (Marymount) and tails (Wesley). Wesley is "out" of consideration. At this point, the tie is between Hood and Marymount, and since Hood defeated Marymount, Hood would secure the final playoff spot and travel to the third-seed team (yet to be determined based on other potential tie-breaking scenarios). The CAC men's lacrosse tournament begins Sunday, April 22.
Women’s Tennis: If Hood beats Frostburg Wednesday at home, the Blazers will gain the No. 4 seed and host fifth-seeded York (Pa.) in the first round Saturday. Frostburg would then get the No. 6 seed and play at St. Mary's (Md.) in the opening round of the playoffs.
Men’s Tennis: Frostburg State, Stevenson and Hood are alive in the chase for the final two playoff berths. Hood plays at Frostburg Tuesday to close out conference play. If Hood beats Frostburg, a coin toss will be needed to determine the final two playoff berths between Frostburg, Stevenson and Hood. The coin toss procedure is similar to the scenaio described for men's lacrosse above. However, after the "odd team" is determined based on the coin flip, the two remaining teams will occupy the No. 5 seed (winner of remaining head-to-head result) and the No. 6 seed (loser of remaining head-to-head result). The men's tennis playoffs begin Sunday, April 22.
Softball: Hood is the No. 6 seed and plays at No. 1 Salisbury at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the double elimination tournament. If Hood loses Tuesday, it will have another road trip Thursday to either Stevenson or Mary Washington (whoever loses that game Tuesday). If Hood wins Tuesday, it will play the loser of York/Frostburg game on the road. If Hood wins its Thursday game, it will travel again on Saturday to Salisbury (or whichever school is the highest remaining seed that point).
Hood's men's golf team will travel to Dover, Del, this Friday and Saturday for its CAC championship, while the men's and women's track and field teams will journey to Frostburg State for its CAC championship Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6. Hood's women's lacrosse team did not qualify for the post-season this year.