Eight of the nine NCAC men’s lacrosse teams that were in action last week combined for a 7-3 record against non-conference foes, led by 12th-ranked Ohio Wesleyan (0-0, 2-1) earning a pair of wins over Otterbein, 20-5, and Messiah, 8-7.
Liam Rooney (Redding, CT/Joel Barlow) scored the game-winning goal to lead No. 16 DENISON to a 14-13 win over Roanoke last week. The Big Red found themselves down by two goals with under five minutes to play. Sophomore Brooks Davy (Wilmington, NC/Episcopal) scored to cut the deficit to one with under four to play. With just 14 seconds left in regulation, Will Hutras (Dublin, OH/Dublin Scioto) found the back of the net to push the game into overtime. Owen Armstrong (Charlotte, NC/Charlotte Latin) led the Big Red with three goals, while Rooney had a team-high five assists and one goal.
DEPAUW picked up its first win of the 2017 season, defeating Kalazmazoo, 11-1. Ben Sherman (Zionsville, IN/Zionsville Community) led the Tigers with three goals, while Adam Bridges (Indianapolis, IN/Cathedral) and Steen Jorgensen (Kenilworth, IL/New Trier) each added a pair.. The one goal surrendered by the Tigers against Kalamazoo was the best defensive performance since a shutout over Cornell College in 2015.
HIRAM will open its 2017 season next Wednesday, March 1st with a 7:00 p.m. contest at Muskingum.
KENYON opened the 2017 season with a 15-7 home win on Tuesday against Ohio Northern. In that game, senior Robert Jacobs (Palm Beach Gardens, FL/The Benjamin School) posted a team-high eight points on two goals and six assists. Saturday, the Lords traveled to Detroit to face Albion in a neutral-site game that went to overtime. Despite rallying from six goals down, the Lords lost, 17-16, when the Britons scored first in the extra session. Freshman Ian Griffith (Lake Forest, IL/Loyola Academy) led the Kenyon charge with three goals and an assist.
OBERLIN dropped its lone contest last week, against Capital on Saturday, 22-9. The Yeomen were led offensively by Reese Koburov (Woodridge, IL/Benet Academy), who netted three goals on 10 shots Kinori Rosnow (Kirkland, WA/Overlake) led the Yeomen in ground balls with 11, while going 21-of-34 on face-offs.
OHIO WESLEYAN, ranked 12th in the most recent USILA poll, picked up a pair of non-conference wins last week defeating, Otterbein, 20-5, on Wednesday and then knocking off Messiah, 8-7, on Saturday. On the week, Senior midfielder Derek Todd (Edina, MN/Edina) led the Bishops with three goals and two assists, while Sophomore attacker Steven Hildebrand (Berwyn, PA/Conestoga) scored four goals in the two games. Freshman Joey Sichenzia (Sayville, NY/Sayville) was credited with eight saves on the week.
WABASH won its season opener on Sunday over Millsaps, 10-9, to provide first-year coach Todd Richardson his first victory. Collin Brennan (Carmel, IN/Carmel) scored three goals, including the game winner with less than a minute remaining in regulation. He scored three goals and an assist and put five of his six shots on goal.
WITTENBERG defeated Otterbein, 12-8, last week to pull to .500 on the season at 1-1. Freshman Noah Moderwel (Libertyville, IL/Libertyville) led the Tigers with four goals and two assists in the win.
WOOSTER dropped a non-conference game to John Carroll, 11-5, on Saturday, marking the first meeting in series history that was not a one-goal game won by Wooster. Junior Jack Gilio (New Canaan, CT/New Canaan) led the way with four ground balls and four caused turnovers.