North Coast women’s lacrosse action continued last week as Wittenberg (5-0, 9-2) extended its regular season conference winning streak to 18 with wins over Wooster (2-2, 2-6) and Hiram (0-4, 3-9). Conference play continues this week, highlighted by Wittenberg hosting Denison (3-1, 8-3) on Friday.
An outstanding defensive effort pushed ALLEGHENY past Kenyon, 12-6, on Saturday. Freshman goalkeeper Kaelin Clogan (Pittsburgh, PA/Pine Richland High School) finished the contest with seven saves and Allegheny defenders caused eight Kenyon turnovers. Freshman Alexa Maloney (Philadelphia, PA/Methacton High School) tallied four goals in the game to lead the Gators.
DENISON picked up its third-straight NCAC win following Saturday’s Senior Day victory over Ohio Wesleyan, 17-4. The Big Red also defeated Centre, 14-5, in Granville. Junior attack Molly Chapman (Greenwich, CT/Millbrook School) paced the Denison offense with 12 points after scoring five goals and dishing out seven assists. Her final goal in the win over Ohio Wesleyan marked goal No. 100 in her career. Chapman also logged 16 draw controls. Freshman Carol Allen (Nashville, TN/Ensworth) also scored five times and recorded five helpers to go along with seven ground balls. Junior Whitney Powel (Shaker Heights, OH/Westminster School [Conn.]) also had seven ground balls and five caused turnovers.
DEPAUW dropped its lone contest last week, falling to Wooster, 14-7. Carey Kunz (Indianapolis, IN/Park Tudor) and Emily Scinta (Louisville, KY/Kentucky Country Day) each scored two goals and Nicole Gibson (Cincinnati, OH/Indian Hill) had five draw controls.
KENYON split two conference games this past week. Wednesday, the Ladies tallied an 18-1 win at home against Hiram. Senior Amy Morgan (Mt. Kisco, NY/Horace Greeley) had four goals and four assists against the Terriers. Three days later, the Ladies traveled to Allegheny and were dealt a 12-6 loss. Senior Alex Bair (Darien, CT/Darien) led the Ladies’ offensive attack with three goals and one assist against the Gators.
HIRAM dropped a pair of 18-3 contests last week, first to Kenyon on Wednesday and then Wittenberg on Saturday. Sophomore midfielder Hannah Schaefer (Kent, OH/Roosevelt) led Hiram on the week by scoring two goals on six shots, to go along with three ground balls and three draw controls.
After losing its first two games of the season last week, OBERLIN got back on track with two wins, including a big 10-9 conference win over Ohio Wesleyan. Leading the way was sophomore Grace Barlow (Elm Grove, WI/Brookfield East), who had four goals and one assist in each game for a 10-point week. First-year Marissa Maxfield (Orland Park, IL/Carl Sandburg) had a good all-around performance in the win over Washington & Jefferson, as she registered one goal, two assists, seven ground balls, three draw controls and one caused turnover.
OHIO WESLEYAN fell to 6-7 on the year, 1-4 in league action last week with losses to Oberlin and Denison. Senior midfielder Cate Bailey (Hingham, MA/Hingham) led the Bishops with five goals on the week.
WITTENBERG extended its regular-season conference winning streak to 18 games with a 22-11 win at Wooster and an 18-3 victory at home against Hiram. Sophomore Olivia Lash (Cleveland Heights, OH/Cleveland Heights) scored seven goals with three assists to split the team lead in points with junior Logan Warye (Maineville, OH/Kings), who netted six goals and four assists while causing seven turnovers, picking up six ground balls and controlling five draws.
WOOSTER sophomore Ellie Hudson-Heck (Medina, OH/Medina) scored a hat trick in the loss to Wittenberg, then tallied a season-high six points, including five goals, to lead the Fighting Scots to a 14-7 win at DePauw. The midfielder’s eight-goal week elevated her into a tie for the team lead in goals (21).