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NCAC Weekly Release (4-18-16) - Women's Lacrosse

NCAC Weekly Release (4-18-16) - Women's Lacrosse

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Denison (7-5, 4-0) has won three-straight contests and five of its last six games and remains the lone team without a blemish on its conference record. The Big Red will square off with Kenyon (8-3, 2-3) and Ohio Wesleyan (6-7, 1-4) this week. 

ALLEGHENY rebounded from its first NCAC loss with a 12-6 victory at Ohio Wesleyan on Sunday. The Gators received a six-point afternoon from McKenzie Bell (Akron, OH/Walsh Jesuit) on three goals and three assists and never trailed against the Battling Bishops. The Gators fell to DePauw on Saturday in overtime, 13-12, despite five goals and two assists from Shelby Piper (Littleton, CO/Chatfield).

DENISON moved to 4-0 in NCAC play following wins over Wooster, 14-7, and Hiram, 20-2. Senior Carol Allen (Nashville, TN/Ensworth) scored a career-high seven goals in the win over Hiram. She also added five goals in the victory over Wooster. She scored 12 goals and had one assist on only 18 shots. Jane Goodspeed (East Grand Rapids, MI/East Grand Rapids) led DU with 14 draw controls across the two games, to go along with four caused turnovers and six ground ball.

DEPAUW won both games over the weekend to improve to 4-8 overall and 2-2 in the NCAC. Emilye Denny (Indianapolis, IN/North Central) scored the game-winner in overtime in DePauw’s 13-12 win over Allegheny. For the week Emma Flynn (Indianapolis, IN/Cathedral) led the Tigers with eight goals and three assists for a team-best 11 points. Elizabeth McCracken (Cincinnati, OH/Mariemont) totaled six assists on the weekend.

HIRAM split a pair of contests last weekend. The Terriers fell to NCAC leading Denison, 20-2, on Saturday. Junior Autumn Osgood (Hyde Park, VT/Lamoille Union) scored both goals for Hiram. The Terriers then exploded for a program record 23 goals in a 23-12 win over Hilbert on Sunday. Osgood set the single-game scoring record (8 goals) and points record (10 points), while also breaking the single-season scoring, assists and points record in the process.

KENYON split a pair of conference contests last week. Wednesday, the Ladies picked up a 16-5 win at Ohio Wesleyan. Saturday, they fell at Oberlin by a final score of 15-12. Senior Jane Symmes (Concord, NH/Concord) had five goals and two assists against OWU and then rang up three more goals and three more assists against Oberlin. Her two-game output also included 13 draw controls and five groundballs.

OBERLIN turned in a 1-1 week, falling 12-10 versus Wittenberg, before bouncing back with a 15-12 win over Kenyon. Sophomore Natalie Rauchle (Edina, MN/Edina) scored seven goals and added an assist over the two-games to run her season total to 44.

OHIO WESLEYAN dropped three NCAC contests last week, falling to Kenyon, Wittenberg and Allegheny. Freshman Kelly Coffyn (Bainbridge Island, WA/Bainbridge) made 38 saves in the three games combined in net for the Bishops, while Sofia Corrao (Cincinnati, OH/Kings) paced OWU with four goals and one assists for five total points.

WITTENBERG bounced back with a pair of wins last week, defeating Oberlin on Wednesday, before knocking off Ohio Wesleyan on Saturday. Senior Olivia Lash (Cleveland Heights, OH/Cleveland Heights) led the Tigers with 10 goals on the week.

WOOSTER lost to NCAC preseason favorite Denison, 14-7, in its lone action of the week, slipping to 2-3 in league play. Senior midfielder Ellie Hudson-Heck (Medina, OH/Medina) was limited to a single goal and two assists, but made more of an impact in other areas with three caused turnovers, three draw controls and six groundballs – all team highs.