Oberlin (1-0, 4-1), Wittenberg (1-0, 4-1) and Wooster (1-0, 4-2) each earned their first NCAC win last week and sit tied atop the NCAC Women’s Lacrosse standings. League action continues this week as Denison (0-0, 3-3) is scheduled to open up NCAC play at home versus Wittenberg on Saturday.
ALLEGHENY finished its spring training trip 0-2, dropping a closely-contested, 14-10 decision to Western New England before falling to NJAC member Rowan, 22-8. Senior Kelsey Rodgers (Wolfeboro, NH/Kingswood Regional) scored six goals, the highest individual scoring output of the season, against Western New England, also snagging a season-high seven ground balls. Sophomore Kaelin Clogan (Pittsburgh, PA/Pine Richland High School) made a season-high 12 saves against Western New England.
DENISON went 1-2 last week, falling to William Smith and Mount Union while defeating Adrian. Reid Hirschey (Edina, MN/Edina) led Denison with seven goals in the three contests. She has scored 15 goals on the season. DU will open its home schedule this week against Augustana (Thursday) and Wittenberg (Saturday).
DEPAUW came up short in its NCAC opener this past week, falling to Oberlin, 12-5, on Saturday. Emma Flynn (Indianapolis, IN/Cathedral) leads the Tigers with 14 goals and 14 points on the year.
KENYON held on for a 10-9 home win against Capital on Wednesday and then suffered a 19-9 road defeat at Wittenberg on Saturday. It was the first loss of the season for Kenyon, which received weekly totals of six goals and an assist from sophomore Allie McLane (South Hamilton, MA/St. George’s).
HIRAM dropped a pair of games to Division II Walsh and Wooster. Against Walsh, sophomore Autumn Osgood (Hyde Park, VT/Lamiolle Union) and freshman Sierah Ray (Stow, OH/Stow-Munroe Falls) both scored two goals to lead the Terriers. Against Wooster, junior Rebecca Goetz (Lake View, NY/Frontier) found the back of the net twice to lead Hiram.
OBERLIN turned in a perfect 2-0 week, defeating John Carroll 11-6 before opening up conference play with a 12-5 win over DePauw. Junior Grace Barlow (Elm Grove, WI/Brookfield East) registered a hat trick in both games, marking her fifth straight game with three or more scores, while sophomore goalie Alexa L’Insalata (Plainsboro Township, NJ/West Windsor-Plainsboro North) racked up a season-high 15 saves in the win over the Tigers.
OHIO WESLEYAN split a pair of non-conference contests last week, falling to Otterbein on Wednesday before bouncing back to defeat Muskingum, 19-2, on Saturday. Junior Taylor Weis (Sylvania, OH/Northview) led the Bishops on the week, recording three goals in the loss to Otterbein and netted four more in the win over Muskingum. Weis added two ground balls, two caused turnovers and four draw controls to her seven total goals for the week.
WITTENBERG built a three-game winning streak with two victories last week, first a non-conference 17-6 win over Adrian before a thorough 19-9 win over Kenyon to open league action. Senior Logan Warye (Maineville, OH/Kings) poured in 11 goals and notched three assists as she tied the program’s all-time career points record at 217 and closed within seven goals of the career scoring record. She also grabbed team-bests of eight ground balls and 13 draw controls, chipping in with four caused turnovers for good measure.
In its lone action of the week, WOOSTER opened up the NCAC portion of its schedule defeating Hiram by a 20-3 count. The Scots have now scored 20-plus goals in three consecutive games. Junior Ellie Hudson-Heck (Medina, OH/Medina) was one of three Wooster players to record a hat trick during the victory at Hiram, and her third goal marked the 100th of her career. Hudson-Heck also led the defensive effort with a team-leading three caused turnovers.