Washington (Mo.) defeats Kenyon to advance to sixth consecutive semifinal
KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Washington (Mo.) advanced to its sixth consecutive NCAA Division III semifinal with a 5-1 win against Kenyon on Monday afternoon at Stowe Stadium.
“We went up 2-1 after doubles play and kept the momentum going, even during the lightning delay,” 12th-year head coach Roger Follmer said. “Since the spring break trip to Hawaii, the seniors have taken ownership of this team. The torch has been passed from each of our seniors the past six years. Its up to the seniors to lead this team and they are doing a great job this year. We have built a nice legacy.”
The win for Washington U. was its 17th in a row, the second-longest winning streak in school history. Kenyon had its 16-match winning streak snapped and ended the season with a 25-4 record.
Washington U. (20-5) will face Williams in the national semifinals on Tuesday. Williams defeated Trinity (Texas) 5-1 in the quarterfinals Monday. Washington U. has faced Williams the past two seasons in the third-place match, recording a 5-0 victory in 2011 before suffering a 5-4 defeat in 2012.