Kenyon (3-0) opened its 2016 season in impressive fashion last week by picking up three wins in three different states, while Wittenberg (3-0) matched the Ladies start with non-conference wins against Rochester and Alfred. Non-Conference play continues this week with all nine North Coast squads in action.
A slow start doomed ALLEGHENY once again last Saturday as the Gators fell to Buffalo State, 17-15. McKenzie Bell (Akron, OH/Walsh Jesuit) led the offense with six points (1g, 5a), while Gusty Mead (Columbia, MD/Howard), Jackie Morrow (Ann Arbor, MI/Skyline) and Shelby Piper (Littleton, CO/Chatfield) all registered hat tricks.
DENISON was idle last week. The Big Red heads to Puerto Rico this week for their Spring Break trip.
DEPAUW junior Taylor Summers (Cambridge, MD/Saints Peter and Paul) scored two goals in the Tigers’ 17-3 loss at Mount Union last week. On the year, Emma Flynn (Indianapolis, IN/Cathedral) leads the Tigers with eight goals and nine points.
HIRAM fell to both Lycoming and Washington & Jefferson last week. Junior Autumn Osgood (Hyde Park, VT/Lamoille Union) scored two goals against Lycoming to tie the all-time program record for goals scored. She then scored just over five minutes into the contest against Washington & Jefferson to become the program’s all-time scoring leader and currently has 49 goals.
KENYON got its season started on a five-day whirlwind in which the Ladies played and won three games in three different states. The Ladies started the season with a 15-0 win over Alfred in Orlando, Florida. Next came a 20-7 win over Sewanee in Georgetown, Kentucky, and finally, back home in Gambier on Saturday for a 14-7 victory over Otterbein. Sophomore Kat Englert (Centennial, CO/Arapahoe) registered 13 goals in those three games, while senior Jane Symmes (Concord, NH/Concord) notched 11 and freshman Cassie Hudson-Heck (Medina, OH/Medina) was credited with 10.
OBERLIN trailed 7-3 midway through the second half against Mount Union, but came back to fall just short as the Purple Raiders gave the Yeowomen their first loss of the year as they held on for a 9-8 win. Sophomore Natalie Rauchle (Edina, MN/Edina) scored three goals in the game to run her NCAC-leading total to 17.
OHIO WESLEYAN dropped a pair of non-conference contests last week, falling to Roanoke on Wednesday and Oneonta on Saturday on there spring break trip to Puerto Rico. Freshman attacker Sofia Corrao (Cincinnati, OH/Kings) led the Bishops on the week with four goals.
WITTENBERG improved to 3-0 on the season with a pair of spring break victories last week against Rochester and Alfred. Senior midfielder Olivia Lash (Cleveland Heights, OH/Cleveland Heights) totaled nine points on the trip that included a hat trick and the overtime winner against Rochester.
WOOSTER was idle last week. The Fighting Scots return to action when they face George Fox on the road on Tuesday.