2013 NCAC Field Hockey Tournament

DEPAUW UNIVERSITY

2013 NCAC Field Hockey Tournament Champions 

Semifinals: Wednesday, Nov. 6 Championship: Saturday, Nov. 9 (at site highest remaining seed)
#1 DePauw 6, #4 Wooster 0  -- {Box Score} DePauw 2, Kenyon 1 {Box Score}
#3 Kenyon 1,  #2 Denison 0 -- {Box Score}  
Tournament Stats

Championship Recap:
DePauw (17-4, 13-1) claimed its second-straight North Coast Athletic Conference tournament title on Saturday afternoon with a 2-1 triumph over Kenyon (13-7, 10-4) in Greencastle, Indiana. The Tigers got off to a quick start when Grace Goodbarn (Highlands Ranch, CO/Mountain Vista) scored an unassisted goal in the second minute of the contest. Micheline Figel (Oak Park, IL/Oak Park River Forest) would increase the DePauw lead when she added a goal on an assist from Maggie Campbell (Winnetka, IL/New Trier) in the 28th minute. DePauw outshot Kenyon, 5-2, in the first half and took a 2-0 lead to halftime. Kenyon cut the lead to one, 2-1, in the second half after Rachel Hall (Los Angeles, CA/Harvard-Westlake) deflected in a shot from Maddie Breschi (Carlisle, PA/Carlisle) in the 39th minute. Breschi was credited with the assist. DePauw outshot Kenyon, 10-8, in the contest and held an 8-5 edge on penalty corners. The victory assured the Tigers of its fourth appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament and second-straight under head coach Gina Preston Wills.

All-Tournament Team

Toni Michaels, Denison
Katie McMahon, Denison
Josie Rey, Wooster
Angela Galimberti, Wooster
Alex Blair, Kenyon
Maddie Breschi, Kenyon
Emmy Weiner, Kenyon
Grace Goodbarn, DePauw
Paige Henry, DePauw
Micheline Figel, DePauw
Chelsea Cutler, DePauw - Tournament MVP

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Semifinal Recaps:
Top-seeded DePauw (16-4, 13-1) carried a two-goal lead into halftime and scored three goals in the first ten minutes of the second half, as the Tigers defeated fourth-seeded Wooster (9-10, 7-7), 6-0, in Wednesday’s NCAC Tournament semifinal match in Greencastle, Indiana. With the victory, the Tigers will now host third-seeded Kenyon in the championship match on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. DPU senior Micheline Figel (Oak Park, IL/Oak Park River Forest) got the scoring started for the Tigers at the 13:59 mark with her 15th goal of the season. Junior Paige Henry (Louisville, KY/Kentucky Country Day) continued her spectacular season giving DePauw a two-goal halftime lead with her 20th of the year.  Maggie Campbell (Winnetka, IL/New Trier) who scored two goals and registered an assist all in the second half, sparked the scoring for the Tigers after halftime, finishing her first at the 39:02 mark off an assist from Chelsea Cutler (Victoria, B.C./Mt. Douglas Secondary). Sophomore Grace Goodbarn (Highlands Ranch, CO/Mountain Vista) would net her 21st of the season just two minutes and 41 seconds later before Campbell would close out the flurry of goals in the first ten minutes scoring an unassisted goal in the 44th minute. Junior Kate Jovanovic (St. Charles, MO/Barat Academy) closed out the scoring for the Tigers in the 61st minute as Campbell was credited with the assist. DePauw outshot Wooster 30-1 and held a 11-3 edge on penalty corners. Wooster goalie Meredith Farley (Saratoga Springs, NY/Saratoga Springs) made 12 saves in a losing effort. The win is the sixth consecutive for the DPU Tigers as they look to capture their second-straight NCAC Tournament championship Saturday.


Third-seeded Kenyon (13-6, 10-4) has advanced to the NCAC Tournament championship match for the fifth time in program history and first appearance since 2008 following a 1-0 victory over second-seeded Denison (17-2, 13-1) in Wednesday’s semifinal match in Granville, Ohio.  After playing a scoreless first half, the Ladies edged the Big Red in Wednesday’s semifinal match with a goal off the stick of senior Susie Gurzenda (Somerset, PA/St. Andrews), her second of the season, in the 53rd minute. Senior Alex Blair (Darien, CT/Darien) was credited with an assist on the goal. Denison outshot Kenyon, 18-2, and held a 12-5 edge on penalty corners. KC senior goalie Sydney Carney-Knisely (South Burlington, VT/Rice) finished with 12 saves earning the shutout victory, while Denison senior netminder Laura Campbell (Louisville, KY/Kentucky Country Day) made two saves. The Ladies will now travel to Greencastle, Indiana, on Saturday afternoon to take on top-seeded DePauw in the NCAC Tournament finals.

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DePauw (15-4, 13-1) and Denison (17-1, 13-1) were crowned Co-Champions of the NCAC for the second time in the past three years. Wittenberg leads the league with 10 titles all-time, followed by Denison (9), Ohio Wesleyan and Wooster (8), DePauw (3), Oberlin (2) and Kenyon (1).

DePauw and Denison will enter the 2013 NCAC Tournament as the top two seeds for the third straight season after meeting in the Tournament Championship the past two years. The DPU Tigers will host fourth-seeded Wooster (9-9, 7-7) in a semifinal contest at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. DePauw earned a pair of victories over Wooster during the regular season, most recently defeating the Scots, 3-2, on October 19th. The other semifinal contest will feature second-seeded Denison hosting third-seeded Kenyon (12-6, 10-4) at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon in Granville. The Big Red knocked off the Ladies twice during the regular season. The championship match is set for Saturday at the site of the highest remaining seed to emerge from the semifinal round.

TOURNEY NOTES: The tournament winner receives the NCAC’s automatic bid into the NCAA tournament ... DePauw, making its third straight appearance in the tournament, is the defending champion after winning its first tournament crown last year ... Wooster will be competing in the tournament for the 12th-consecutive season as the only NCAC squad to have competed in every tournament since the inaugural event in 2002 ... Denison is appearing in the tournament for the fifth-consecutive season and ninth all-time ... Kenyon returns to the tournament for the first time since 2010 and the sixth time overall.