Wittenberg (3-0, 7-2) handed Allegheny (2-1, 10-1) its first loss of the year in an overtime thriller and knocked off Kenyon (1-2, 7-3) last week to rise to the top of the NCAC women’s lacrosse standings. NCAC action continues this week with games scheduled for Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.
Wittenberg ended ALLEGHENY'S unbeaten streak with a 15-12 comeback overtime victory on April 5. The Gators opened the week with a second-half comeback, defeating Wooster, 13-11, with 11 second-half goals. Junior Kelsey Rodgers (Wolfeboro, NH/Kingswood Regional) found the back of the net five times against Wooster and on three occasions against the Tigers, while McKenzie Bell (Akron, OH/Walsh Jesuit) finished the week with 10 assists.
DENISON went 2-1 on the week following a pair of conference wins over Oberlin and DePauw. First-year Claire Ludlow (Saugatuck, MI/East Grand Rapids) led DU with 11 goals and three assists. Her seven goals against DePauw were a single-game high. She leads the Big Red in scoring with 26 goals this season. Junior Whitney Powel (Shaker Heights, OH/Westminster School(Conn.)) was active, posting 12 ground balls, eight draw controls, six caused turnovers to go along with three goals and three assists on the week.
Emilye Denny (Indianapolis, IN/North Central) scored with 2:18 left to give DEPAUW a 14-13 win over Oberlin for the Tigers’ second NCAC win, surpassing last year’s total. For the week, Jamie Powell (Earl Park, IN/Culver Academies) led the way with seven goals, while Carey Kunz (Indianapolis, IN/Park Tudor) and Denny each had two. Denny and Elizabeth McCracken (Cincinnati, OH/Mariemont) each totaled three assists.
KENYON split two conference games last week. Tuesday, the Ladies dropped a 17-12 decision at home against Wittenberg despite four goals and one assist from junior Caroline Shipman (Harrison, NY/Ursuline School). Sunday, the Ladies bounced back with a 13-9 win at Ohio Wesleyan. Senior Alex Bair (Darien, CT/Darien) led the Ladies past the Battling Bishops by racking up a game-high seven points on five goals and two assists.
HIRAM went 0-2 last week, falling to Baldwin Wallace, 19-2, and Wooster, 20-1. Sophomore midfielder JoLyn Grover (Grand Blanc, MI/Grand Blanc) led Hiram on the week by scoring all three Terrier goals on three shots, to go along with five ground balls and two caused turnovers.
OBERLIN dropped a pair of conference road games, falling, 10-6, at Denison and 14-13 at DePauw. Sophomore Grace Barlow (Elm Grove, WI/ Brookfield East) had 13 goals over the two games, including a career-high 10 versus the Tigers.
OHIO WESLEYAN put together an impressive 2-1 record last week, picking up wins over DePauw, 18-10, and Transylvania, 19-8, before falling to Kenyon, 13-9, on Sunday. Senior midfielder Cate Bailey (Hingham, MA/Hingham) led the way for the Bishops by scoring 10 goals and adding two assists for 12 total points on the week.
WITTENBERG won its 16th and 17th consecutive regular season NCAC games with a 17-12 win at Kenyon and a 15-12 overtime win at Allegheny last week, before defeating Thiel 23-13. Junior Logan Warye (Maineville, OH/Kings) led the way with 11 goals and seven assists, collecting nine ground balls, eight draw controls and five caused turnovers, while senior Francine Murzynski (Mentor, OH/Lake Catholic) stuffed the scoresheets with 11 goals, five assists, 12 ground balls, 15 draw controls and six caused turnovers.
Senior Eliza Perry (Southport, CT/Proctor Academy) scored on four of her six shots on the week and assisted on 11 of WOOSTER'S five assists, marking her second six-point output in three games. She scored a hat trick to go with three assists in the tough 13-11 loss against Allegheny.