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NCAC Weekly Release (9-26-16) - Field Hockey

NCAC Weekly Release (9-26-16) - Field Hockey

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Kenyon (6-3, 5-1) and DePauw (6-3, 4-1) were each handed their first loss in conference play last weekend as the Ladies lost to Earlham (5-4, 2-3) for the first time since 2003, before bouncing back to defeat the Tigers on Sunday. NCAC action continues this week with a contest scheduled Tuesday, four on Saturday and one more on Sunday.

DENISON went 2-1 in three road NCAC games, defeating Ohio Wesleyan, 3-1, and Earlham, 8-1, before falling to DePauw, 2-1. Sophomore Lucy Pearsall (Chicago, IL/Latin School of Chicago) racked up 10 points after scoring four goals, including a game-winner, and handing out two assists.

DEPAUW went 1-1 this past weekend with a 2-1 win against Denison and a 2-0 loss to Kenyon. Rose Revolinski (Milwaukee, WI/University School of Milwaukee) and Kelsey Doerr (St. Louis, MO/Cor Jesu Academy) each scored their first goals of the season as DePauw sits at 6-3 overall and 4-1 in conference play.

EARLHAM finished the weekend 1-1, falling to Denison, 8-1, before defeating Kenyon, 2-1, for the first time since Oct. 5, 2003, also a 2-1 victory. Sophomore Isabella Grasso (Pittsford, NY/Pittsford Mendon) scored the game-winning goal with ten minutes remaining in regulation to lift the Quakers. Earlham will face Transylvania and Wittenberg on the road this weekend.

After a loss on the road to Earlham Saturday, KENYON bounced back and dealt DePauw a 2-0 defeat. That victory kept the Ladies on top of the NCAC with a 5-1 mark. Sarah Speroff (Euclid,OH/Hawken School) was nearly flawless in two games last week as she notched 20 total saves. She came up big against DePauw by recording 11 as the Tigers out-shot the Ladies, 17-8. Speroff ranks in the top three of the NCAC in shutouts, saves and GAA.

OBERLIN is still looking for that elusive first victory of the season after dropping two NCAC weekend matchups. The Yeowomen fell on Friday night when OWU tallied two late goals en route to a 2-0 victory. The Crimson and Gold traveled down to Wittenberg on Sunday afternoon and fell, 4-1. Second-year Meg Parker (Portland, ME/Portland) tallied the lone goal for the Yeowomen in the loss at Wittenberg, her first of the year.

OHIO WESLEYAN went 1-2 in three NCAC contests last week, falling to Denison and Wooster, before knocking off Oberlin on Friday. In the win over the Yeowomen, Ashley Barno (Bexley, OH/Bexley) and Julia Melio (Winnetka, IL/New Trier) each recorded a goal.

WITTENBERG put together an impressive week by picking up a pair of NCAC victories against Wooster and Oberlin. Riley Trexler (Louisville, KY/Atherton) led the Tigers on the week with four goals and one assist, including the game-winner against Wooster for nine total points.

WOOSTER picked up its second NCAC win of the season with a 4-1 triumph over Ohio Wesleyan on Saturday. In that game, four different Scots found the goal column, while three of them added an assist in the win. For the week, senior Kerry O’Connor (Fayetteville, NY/Fayetteville-Manlius) had three goals and one assist.