In a light week, Ohio Wesleyan (3-0, 8-2), Wooster (3-0, 8-3) and Denison (2-0, 8-1) all remained undefeated in conference play with victories over Hiram (0-3, 1-7), Oberlin (0-3, 2-7) and Wittenberg (2-1, 6-3) respectively. NCAC action continues this week with three contests scheduled Tuesday, one on Wednesday and four more Saturday.
DENISON, ranked sixth in the most recent USILA poll, ran its winning streak to seven following a 14-3 win over Wittenberg. Blair Farinholt (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher’s School) scored three goals and Liam Rooney (Redding, Conn./Joel Barlow) added four assists against the Tigers. Eric Baumgardner (Washington DC/Gonzaga College) won 15-of-18 faceoffs and led the team with eight ground balls.
DEPAUW is 3-6 after a non-conference loss to Beloit last week. Andrew Wright (Grosse Pointe Farms, MI/Grosse Pointe South) leads the team with 12 goals and 17 points, while Ben Sherman (Zionsville, IN/Zionsville) leads with eight assists.
HIRAM fell in its lone game last week against No. 10 Ohio Wesleyan, 30-2. Senior Greg Summers (Lancaster, NY/St. Mary’s) scored his 13th goal of the season and freshman Jared Wright (Richfield, OH/Revere) registered his first-career goal.
KENYON played just one game last week and racked up a 24-6 NCAC home win against Wabash. The Lords went 4-for-5 during man-up opportunities and increased their percentage to .526 for the season. Sophomore Rob Guldenschuh (Delmont, PA/Kiski School) had a game-high five goals, while senior C.J. Clinkscales (Centennial, CO/Colorado Academy) scored four goals, dished out an assist, scooped up three groundballs and won three faceoffs.
OBERLIN dropped a pair of nailbiters last week, falling 12-11 to Mount Union and 15-12 to Wooster. The Yeomen have now lost four games this season by three goals or less. Nick Lobley (Port Washington, NY/ Portledge School) scored six goals and senior classmate Alex Wagman (Lutherville, MD/ Deerfield Academy) netted seven during the two games as they now each have 29 goals and nine assists on the season.
OHIO WESLEYAN, ranked 10th in the most recent USILA poll, cruised to a victory against Hiram last week in the Bishops lone contest, 30-2. Freshman attacker Max Tennant (Englewood, CO/Cherry Creek) led the Bishops with five goals and an assist, while freshman attacker Conor Caffrey (Scituate, MA/Brewster (N.H.) Academy) finished with four goals and an assist and senior attacker Marcus Dietz (Westerville, OH/St. Francis DeSales) contributed two goals and three assists. Junior Ben Rigger (Decatur, GA/Decatur) played the first half in the Ohio Wesleyan crease, recording two saves. Freshman Jameson Hill (Wilton, CY/Wilton) had one save during the third quarter and sophomore Xander Pacilio (Philadelphia, PA/Springside Chestnut Hill) made one save during the fourth quarter.
WABASH scored six second-half goals in the Little Giants’ 24-6 loss at Kenyon Saturday. Steven Stark (Indianapolis, IN/Cathedral) scored three times, while Collin Brennan (Carmel, IN/Carmel) added a pair of goals.
WITTENBERG dropped its first NCAC contest of the season last week, falling to Denison, 13-4. Thomas Fuss (New Albany, OH/Gahanna Lincoln) led the Tigers in the loss with three goals.
After concluding non-league play with a 14-9 loss at Otterbein on Wednesday, WOOSTER bounced back with a 15-12 victory over Oberlin, keyed by a 9-1 surge spanning the second and third periods, on Friday night to improve to 3-0 in the NCAC. Nate Weltman (North Canton, OH/Hoover) matched a career high with four goals in helping Wooster in the comeback victory over Oberlin. During the Scots’ game-changing 9-1 run, Weltman accounted for three goals and one assist. He also scored once during the loss to Otterbein.