North Coast women’s lacrosse squads posted an impressive 10-2 record last week against non-conference opponents. Non-conference action continues this week with a number of teams on spring break trips.
ALLEGHENY opened the 2015 campaign 1-1 after an 18-15 victory over Thiel on March 5th, followed by an 11-6 setback against Frostburg State on March 7th. Freshman Shelby Piper (Littleton, CO/Chatfield) scored nine points in her first two collegiate games, scoring six goals and tacking on three assists for the Gators. Junior McKenzie Bell (Akron, OH/Walsh Jesuit) recorded four assists against Thiel.
DENISON was idle last week.
DEPAUW evened its record at 1-1 after Friday’s 21-2 win over Trine. Emma Flynn (Indianapolis, IN/Cathedral) led the Tigers with six goals.
KENYON is off to a 3-0 start after winning a pair of games in Florida and then returning home to tack on one more victory. The Ladies’ spring-break trip included an 18-8 win over Mount St. Mary and a 22-4 defeat of St. Vincent College. The offense stayed on track Sunday, when they Ladies hosted Centre and chalked up a 21-14 win. During those three games, freshman Kat Englert (Centennial, CO/Arapahoe) scored 15 goals, while Caroline Shipman (Harrison, NY/Ursuline School) and Jane Symmes (Concord, NH/Concord) each tallied a dozen.
HIRAM opened the 2015 season by splitting its first two games. The Terriers fell at Olivet on Friday 14-5, but followed that up with a 10-6 win at Hanover on Sunday. Sophomore Autumn Osgood (Hyde Park, VT/Lamoille Union) paced Hiram with five goals in two games.
After having its first two games cancelled, OBERLIN opened its season with a 20-6 win over Kalamazoo. Sophomore Sara Phister (Phoenix, AZ/Mountain Pointe), and juniors Grace Barlow (Elm Grove, WI/Brookfield East) and Suzanna Doak (Portland, OR/St. Mary’s Academy) each scored four goals in the win.
OHIO WESLEYAN picked up its first victory of the 2015 season after defating Centre, 11-9, on Saturday. Junior attacker Patricia Ryan (Upper Arlington/Columbus School for Girls) led the Bishops with four goals, while sophomore midfielder Nicole Sanczyk (New Providence, NJ/New Providence), junior midfielder Taylor Weis (Sylvania, OH/Northview) and freshman midfielder Allison Greeley (Grand Rapids, MI/Grand Rapids Christian) finished with two apiece.
WITTENBERG opened its season with a commanding 16-1 win over Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati on Monday, led by senior Beth Hubbard (West Hartford, CT/Notre Dame de Scion (MO)) and junior Olivia Lash (Cleveland Heights, OH/Cleveland Heights). Sophomore Becca Joseph (Toledo, OH/St. Ursula) stole the show, however, by scoring two goals and adding five assists, just one assist off the school single-game record, to lead the team in points.
In the first of a two-game swing in Sewanee, Tennessee, WOOSTER knocked-off Carthage, 19-3, on Saturday. Senior Shelby Stone (Grosse Pointe Park, MI/Grosse Pointe Park South) registered two goals and two assists in the win.