Wooster (3-0, 8-2), Wittenberg (3-0, 6-2) and Oberlin (2-0, 8-1) remained unbeaten in league action last week and sit atop the NCAC standings. Oberlin, who has won six-straight, scoring at least 11 goals in each of those contests, will square off with both Wooster and Wittenberg this week. The Yeowomen travel to Wittenberg on Tuesday as the Tigers put their 25-game NCAC regular season winning streak on the line and then Oberlin travels to Wooster on Saturday where the Fighting Scots have won seven-straight.
ALLEGHENY dropped a pair of contests this past week, falling to Buffalo State, 18-13, before dropping a 23-12 decision to Kenyon in the squad’s NCAC-opener on Saturday. Junior Kelsey Rodgers (Wolfeboro, NH/Kingswood Regional) matched a season-best with six goals against Buffalo State, tying a career-high with nine draw controls against Kenyon. Junior McKenzie Bell (Akron, OH/Walsh Jesuit) netted three goals with two assists against Buffalo State before scoring two goals and adding two assists against Kenyon.
DENISON earned a conference victory over Ohio Wesleyan with a 17-5 win on Friday night in Delaware, Ohio. Ten players accounted for Denison’s 17 goals as Leah Israel (Bloomfield Hills, MI/Cranbrook Kingswood) led the victors with a hat trick. Denison will hit the road for conference games this week at Wooster on Wednesday and Allegheny on Saturday.
With its 24-8 win over Illinois Wesleyan, DEPAUW set the school record for wins and is now 5-5. Emma Flynn (Indianapolis, IN/Cathedral) leads the Tigers with 28 goals and shares the team points lead (29) with Elizabeth McCracken (Cincinnati, OH/Mariemont).
KENYON defeated Allegheny, 23-12, Saturday to ring up its first conference win of the season. In the victory, freshman Kat Englert (Centennial, CO/Arapahoe) registered 12 points and set a Kenyon single-game record with 11 goals.
HIRAM split a pair of games last week. On Thursday, the Terriers got a hat trick from four different players in a 15-4 road win at Muskingum. In all, seven different players found the back of the net. On Saturday, sophomore Autumn Osgood (Hyde Part, VT/Lamoille Union) scored her team-leading 18th goal of the season as Hiram fell to Wittenberg 20-1.
OBERLIN extended its winning streak to six, earning a 15-1 victory over Ohio Wesleyan last week. Sophomore Sara Phister (Phoenix, AZ/Mountain Pointe) scored a season-high five goals and added five draw controls in the win. Maggie Mullard (Boxford, MA/Phillips Exeter Academy), Grace Barlow (Elm Grove, WI/Brookfield East) and Morgan Daruwala (Lexington, MA/Lexington) also netted three goals each.
OHIO WESLEYAN dropped a pair of NCAC contests last week, falling to Oberlin on Wednesday and Denison on Friday. Senior Jordan Bernstein (Charlotte, NC/Providence) and sophomore Natalie Reddy (South Salem, NY/John Jay) combined for 20 saves in net for the Bishops. Ohio Wesleyan returns to action this week on the road at Kenyon on Wednesday.
WITTENBERG dropped a non-conference tilt against Mount Union by a 12-9 score last Tuesday before winning a 20-1 decision at Hiram on Saturday. Senior Logan Warye (Maineville, OH/Kings) scored five goals on the week, including four against Hiram, to break the school’s 11-year old career scoring record of 172 - she now has 174 all-time scores and 30 on the season. Sophomore Becca Joseph (Toledo, OH/St. Ursula) topped the scoring charts with six goals and seven assists on the week, including two goals and three assists against Mount Union.
WOOSTER used big early second half runs to record a pair of decisive home wins, first going on a 6-0 run early in the second that keyed a 13-5 victory over Baldwin Wallace and then a 5-0 stretch to build a 13-5 lead in an eventual 20-11 triumph against DePauw. Shelby Stone (Grosse Pointe Park, MI/Grosse Pointe Park South) continued her standout season, serving as the leading scorer in each of Wooster’s victories last week, highlighted by a career-high nine points in the DePauw game. After scoring three goals and tallying an assist against Baldwin Wallace, Stone registered five goals and four assists to lead Wooster past the Tigers.