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NCAC Weekly Release (4-14-14) - Men's Lacrosse

NCAC Weekly Release (4-14-14) - Men's Lacrosse

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Denison (5-0, 13-0) and Ohio Wesleyan (5-0, 10-2) are set to break the tie atop the conference standings Wednesday as the Big Red will host the Bishops in Granville. Each squad remained perfect in conference action after they both picked up a pair of NCAC victories last week. Denison defeated Kenyon (3-2, 8-5) and Wittenberg (3-2, 9-3), while Ohio Wesleyan knocked off DePauw (1-4, 3-9) and Wooster (2-3, 9-4).

No. 4 DENISON remained perfect after picking up a pair of NCAC victories over Kenyon, 23-2, and Wittenberg, 14-8. Freshman Luke Walsh (Buffalo, NY/Nichols School/Deerfield Academy) recorded back-to-back hat-tricks to pace the Big Red offense. Senior Chapin Speidel (Charlottesville, VA/St. Anne’s-Belfield) also recorded nine points, highlighted by a four-goal game at Wittenberg on Saturday. Speidel also dished out four assists in DU’s 23-2 win over Kenyon. In the third quarter of the win over Kenyon, senior attack Eddie Vita (Coronado, CA/Coronado) scored his second goal of the contest and became the 13th player in Denison lacrosse history to score 100 career goals. Sophomores Blair Farinholt (Richmond, VA/St. Christopher’s School) and James Meager (Columbus, OH/Worthington Kilbourne) also notched hat-tricks against the Lords. Meager also scored both game winners this week.

DEPAUW dropped a pair of NCAC contests last week falling 16-2  at home to Ohio Wesleyan before traveling to Oberlin, where the Tigers lost, 17-4. DePauw is now 3-9 on the year, 1-4 in league action.

HIRAM dropped a pair of league games last week, falling to Wooster, 23-1, before losing to Kenyon, 19-4. Sophomore John Deegan (Lakewood, OH/St. Edwards) scored one goal and added an assist to lead the Terriers on the week.

KENYON was involved in a pair of lopsided games this past week. Wednesday, the Lords took their lumps at Denison, falling to No. 4 Denison, 23-2. Pat Kim (Worthington, OH/Wellington) and Justin Coleman (Saunderstown, RI/Portsmouth Abbey) scored Kenyon’s only goals in that contest. Saturday, the Lords bounced back and beat Hiram, 19-4. Five different Lords had two goals in the game, while freshman Alex Lopez (Portola Valley, CA/Woodside) led the way with three goals.

OBERLIN held an 8-5 lead in the second half, but ultimately fell to Wittenberg, 13-9. However, the Yeomen regrouped to defeat DePauw, celebrating senior day with a 17-4 win. Fifth-year senior Connor Jackson (Berkley, CA/St, Mary’s) scored a season-high six goals in the win to run his total to 24 on the year.

 moved to a perfect 5-0 in NCAC play after picking up wins over DePauw and Wooster last week. Junior attacker John Umbach (Montclair, NJ/Montclair) led the way for the Bishops by scoring three goals and adding two assists in the 16-2 win over DePauw and cashed in with five goals in the 13-5 victory over Wooster. Umbach finished the week with 10 total points and added seven ground balls

WITTENBERG defeated Oberlin, 13-9, before falling to fourth-ranked Denison, 14-8, last week. Sophomore Thomas Fuss (New Albany, OH/Gahanna Lincoln) scored four times in the win, while senior Jack Bornhofen (Peachtree City, GA/McIntosh) contributed three goals, and Fuss again led the team with two goals and two assists against Denison.

WOOSTER split a pair of NCAC contests last week, knocking off Hiram, 23-1, before falling to Ohio Wesleyan, 13-5. Senior goalie Matt Magoon (Plymouth, MA/Dexter School) played one quarter (no saves, no goals allowed) of the Scots’ victory over Hiram, then registered a season-high 18 saves while also leading the team in groundballs with four at Ohio Wesleyan.