When you have two teams right next door to each other things can go one or two ways. Either there’s a relationship built by instant and constant disdain for each other with heated contests every season. Or, there can be a relationship built on mutual respect with the idea that we can make each other better.
When Head Coach Tony Eierman heard that William Woods was starting a program and who they were hiring to bring in to coach the team, he chose the latter of the two options. When asked about his opinion on the matter he stated that they’re NAIA and we’re NCAA Division 3 so there’s no reason for us to hate each other. We’re trying to win titles at our level and they’re trying to win titles at theirs. We can help each other out.
Even though both coaches are in agreement about their approach to the in town rivalry between the two schools, they’re still going to compete just like they would in any other dual. Last time these two programs went at it they split the winnings with William Woods taking the women’s dual and the Westminster Blue Jays winning the men’s dual. This time around the team results would be the same but with some minor lineup changes on both sides.
William Woods would end up winning the women’s dual by taking the majority of the bouts contested. Where the roles were reversed and the Westminster Men’s team would take the victory in their dual that followed….