The North Coast women’s lacrosse season continued last week, as NCAC squads now hold a 30-11 non-conference record on the season. Conference play is scheduled to open on Saturday with DePauw (0-0, 1-1) traveling to Hiram (0-0, 2-3), Ohio Wesleyan (0-0, 4-2) visiting Wittenberg (0-0, 3-1), Kenyon (0-0, 5-1) on the road at Oberlin (0-0, 4-0) and Denison (0-0, 4-1) hosting Allegheny (0-0, 7-0).
ALLEGHENY continued the
best start in program history with a pair of spring break wins
against Chapman and Pomona-Pitzer in California last weekend.
Fueled by a career-high, 19-save performance by
freshman Kaelin Cloga (Pittsburgh, PA/Pine Richland
High School), the Gators were able to hold off Chapman,
13-12, last Wednesday (3/19). Allegheny then toppled Pomona-Pitzer,
13-10, on Friday (3/21).
DENISON went 2-0 last week after picking up a one-goal decision at Colorado College, 13-12, and a convincing, 19-2, decision over Kalamazoo. Big Red junior Molly Chapman (Greenwich, CT/Millbrook School) led the charge with 10 points, including a team-best six assists. Chapman also scored four goals, two of which were game-winners. The junior also led the team with 10 draw controls in two games. Sophomore goalie Laura Van Horn (Wilmette, IL/New Trier) went 2-0 last week, making 11 saves in two starts.
DEPAUW slipped to 1-1 on the season following a 15-8 loss at Augustana. In that game, Elizabeth McCracken (Cincinnati, OH/Mariemont) scored three goals, while Liz Hawkins (Louisville, KY/Ballard) collected four ground balls.
KENYON rolled over Washington & Jefferson College on Sunday with a 16-0 win in which the Ladies’ defense kept both of its goaltenders spotless. The Ladies allowed a total of two shots throughout the entire game, neither of which were on goal. Paced by Caroline Shipman (Harrison, NY/Ursuline School) and Amy Morgan’s (Mt. Kisco, NY/Horace Greeley) three tallies each, Kenyon scored at will on its way to its fifth win of the season.
HIRAM split a pair of non-conference contests last week, falling to Thiel, 17-4, before bouncing back to defeat Wilmington, 12-10, on Saturday. Hannah Schaefer (Kent, OH/Roosevelt) led the Terriers on the week with six goals, including four in the win improving Hiram to 2-3 on the season.
OBERLIN remained perfect on the season as they traveled to Lynchburg, Virginia for its lone spring break game, beating the Randolph College Wildcats, 15-5. The Yeowomen entered the contest tied for the fourth-best scoring defense in Division III, allowing only 4.67 goals per game. Sophomore Suzanna Doak (Portland, OR/St. Mary’s Academy) paced Oberlin with four goals, while Grace Barlow (Elm Grove, WI/Brookfield East) and Hannah Heinke-Green (Worthington, OH/Thomas Worthington) each scored three goals. Junior Kate Hanick (Kennett Square, PA/Kennett) had two goals, four ground balls and six draw controls in the victory.
Senior midfielder Cate Bailey (Hingham, MA/Hingham) scored three goals to help OHIO WESLEYAN take a 13-0 halftime lead, and the Bishops went on to post a non-conference win over Defiance. Bailey led the Bishops with three goals and an assist, while sophomore attacker Patricia Ryan (Upper Arlington, OH/Columbus School for Girls) finished with two goals and two assists.
WITTENBERG picked up a 23-18 victory over Adrian before falling to Stevenson by a score of 16-12. Junior Megan Loofbourrow (Prospect, KY/Ballard) single-handedly expanded a two-goal lead into the final 23-18 margin against Adrian with three goals over the last two minutes of the game, while junior Logan Warye (Maineville, OH/Kings) topped all scorers with six goals and four assists to total the third-highest single-game point total in school history.
WOOSTER dropped its lone contest of the week, falling to Fredonia St., 15-2, after nearly a three week break from its last action. Sophomore midfielder Ellie Hudson-Heck (Medina, OH/Medina) scored both goals for the Scots.