Owning a perfect record can be a double-edged sword. There's the excitement and attention that results from staying unblemished, but there's also the knowledge that opponents are eager to end the run.
Both Stevenson and Cornell fell from the ranks of the unbeaten Tuesday. The No. 2 Mustangs dropped a 7-6 decision to No. 9 Tufts and the No. 2 Big Red were nipped, 9-8, by No. 20 Bucknell. Those setbacks are reminders of what awaits 6-0
"It's one of those things where we try to focus on being mentally ready to play and knowing that if you're not, any team can beat you," coach Jeff Shirk said. "So it's a nice reminder, and we'll absolutely use it."
Shirk emphasized that the goals of any team participating in a conference with an automatic qualifier is to win the conference tournament and earn a spot in the
"[O]ur goal isn't to be undefeated," he said. "Our goal is to go out and win every game that we play and get the next one, but it's not going to make or break our season whether we're undefeated or not."
The Shoremen’s biggest hurdle may be No. 3 and conference rival Dickinson, which is scheduled to visit