Edited: April 26, 2010
Wittenberg (4-0, 9-3) has clinched at least a share of its first NCAC men’s lacrosse title. The Tigers take this week off from conference play, and have only a May 5 showdown with second-place Ohio Wesleyan (3-1, 9-3) standing between them and the outright championship. The Battling Bishops are the only team that can catch Wittenberg in 2010.
There are two North Coast games on the slate for the coming week. Wednesday, Kenyon (0-3, 5-7) visits Oberlin (0-4, 4-7), and Friday, the Lords entertain Wooster (2-2, 8-7).
DENISON won its lone game last week, 13-8 over Kenyon. Senior attacker Brady Burton (Dublin, OH/Jerome) scored six goals, including five in the first 12 minutes of the game. He now has 185 career goals, which places him 19th all-time in NCAA Division III and moved him into third in Denison history with 215 career points.
KENYON fell to 15th-ranked Denison in their only game. Junior Charlie Sayer (Englewood, CO/Kent Denver School) scored two goals on the only two shots he attempted.
OBERLIN turned in a 1-1 week with a win over Carthage and a loss to St. Vincent. Freshman Thomas Hake (Northbrook, IL/Glenbrook) tallied eight goals, four assists and one ground ball. Senior Erik Strand (Carlisle, PA/Carlisle) had two goals and five assists in the win.
OHIO WESLEYAN defeated Whittier, 10-9, in its lone contest. The victory was the 110th in head coach Sean Ryan’s career and he is now the winningest coach in the program’s history. Junior goalkeeper Jud Hall (Columbus, OH/Upper Arlington) made ten saves including one from point-blank range in the closing minutes of the game.
WITTENBERG fell to Colorado College before clinching a share of the school’s first NCAC title with a win over Wooster. Senior Ted Winders (Western Springs, IL/Lyons Township) tallied four goals and two assists while junior Matt Lord (Pickerington, OH/North) notched four goals and one assist.
WOOSTER dropped a pair of games last week to Wittenberg and Whittier. Junior midfielder Matt Pullara (Littleton, CO/Arapahoe) recorded five goals, including a hat trick versus Wittenberg. He was 24-of-39 in face-offs (.615) and had 18 ground balls as well.
Copyright 2010 North Coast Athletic Conference
[Contact the webmaster]