GRR: Fall Championship
Much like DI fall champion UCONN (read more), Davenport is starting to realize that the toughest times are ahead.
Everything was different for DI women’s colleges this fall, as teams essentially split into three different championships. The increased activity didn’t concern UCONN, which went to work in the DI Northeast, tested itself at the East Regional, and then took home the DI fall championship last weekend.
Davenport is heading to the DII national championship, having won the fall title after two exhilarating games last weekend. A ferocious second half was needed against Bloomsburg in the semifinals, but the 41-26 victory pit the Panthers against perennial fall finalist Winona.
Connecticut held off a second-half comeback to defeat Air Force 19-12 for the Women’s DI Fall Championship title. UCONN will now compete for the national championship against the DI spring champion on May 7.
When the U.S. Air Force Academy and University of Connecticut contest the fall championship on Sunday, Dec. 6, it won’t be the first time that these women’s DI colleges have battled toward a title. The pair played in the 1993 national championship, and UConn, making its second consecutive appearance that year, took home the trophy.