For the sixth time in seven tournaments in Washington, D.C., Loyola failed to break .500. 1142 started the weekend facing Rutgers, resulting in a split. In round two the team dropped a ballot to Pittsburgh, but managed to tie the other. The same result occurred in round three against Yale. The final round saw the Ramblers in a tough matchup against Maryland, which ended in two lost ballots, putting a cap on a dreary D.C. weekend. The team will have time to recover, though, as they have one more invitational before regionals in February.
For 1141 and 1143, the weekend's trip to Indianapolis served as a final tune-up before St. Paul's Regional tournament this coming weekend. 1141 started strong, winning two ballots in round one. They stumbled slightly in round two, losing both ballots to rival Lewis. Rounds three and four, however, brought two double-ballot victories. 1143 started the weekend 3-1, splitting in round one and winning both in round two. After dropping two ballots to Miami-Ohio in round three, they picked up both ballots in round four to finish the tournament 5-3.
1141 and 1143 will now try to continue their success in Minnesota at the Regional Tournament hosted by Hamline. 1142 will compete at the National Collegiate Invitational hosted by Loras before traveling to regionals at the end of February.