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NCAC Weekly Release (3-27-17) - Women's Lacrosse

DePauw Freshman Sydney Blake
DePauw Freshman Sydney Blake

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Oberlin (1-0, 7-0), Wittenberg (1-0, 7-3) and Ohio Wesleyan (1-0, 3-4) each earned their first NCAC win last week and are tied atop the NCAC Women’s Lacrosse standings with Denison. League action continues this week as Kenyon (0-0, 4-3) is scheduled to open up NCAC play at home versus Wooster (0-1, 5-2) on Saturday.

ALLEGHENY went 2-0 on its spring break trip in Hilton Head. In their first game, the Gators defeated St. Joseph’s, 16-10. In their final game of the trip, the Gators defeated Worcester State, 18-8. Junior Katie Weiss (Pittsburgh, PA/Chartiers Valley) led the way for Allegheny with five goals and four assists.

DENISON fell in its lone game of the week to No. 6 Cortland State, 17-5. The Big Red found themselves down 9-1 at halftime, the deficit to big to overcome. Kiely Noonan (Wellesley, MA/Wellesley) led the Big Red with two goals.

DEPAUW moved to 2-2 on the season and 0-1 in the NCAC after a 15-14 loss to Wittenberg. Nicole Gibson (Cincinnati, OH/Indian Hill) paced the Tigers with seven points (3 goals, 4 assists), while Emma Flynn (Indianapolis, IN/Cathedral) totaled a team-best four goals with one assist.

HIRAM posted a 1-1 mark last week, including a 22-15 victory over Thiel, before falling to Ohio Wesleyan in its conference opener. In their non-conference win over the Tomcats, senior Autumn Osgood (Hyde Park, VT/Lamoille Union) came just one goal shy of the NCAC record, finishing the match with 10. Sierah Ray (Tallmadge, OH/Stow-Munroe Falls) finished with a new program mark in draw controls (14). In the loss to OWU, both Alyse Gillentine (Hartville, OH/Lake) (4) and Kayla Jenkins (Solon, OH/Solon) (3) set new career-highs for goals in a game.

KENYON tallied two non-conference wins last week. The Ladies defeated Hendrix, 17-11, Monday afternoon and then took care of Ohio Northern, 17-10, Wednesday afternoon. Junior Kat Englert (Centennial, CO/Arapahoe) scored five times against Hendrix and then produced a six-point game with three goals and three assists against Ohio Northern.

OBERLIN remained unbeaten, defeating Baldwin Wallace, 14-4, before opening NCAC play with an impressive 16-5 win at Wooster. The triumph against the Scots marked the Yeowomen’s first win against them since the NCAC Tournament semifinals in 2000. On the week junior Natalie Rauchle (Edina, MN/Edina) tallied 11 goals and secured 13 draw controls to lead the Yeowomen.

OHIO WESLEYAN split a pair of contests last week, falling to Otterbein on Wednesday, before defeating Hiram on Saturday to open up conference play. Sophomore midfielder Kelsey Bowling (Sunbury, OH/Big Walnut) finished with four goals and an assist in the win to lead the Bishops.

WITTENBERG opened up conference play last week by defeating DePauw on the road, 15-14. Sophomore Emily Wadds (Cincinnati, OH/Wyoming) scored a game-high seven goals, including the game-winner.

WOOSTER topped Hendrix, 23-11, on Wednesday and fell to Oberlin on Saturday to open conference play. In the win, sophomore Laura Papp (Ada, MI/Forest Hills Northern) matched her career-high with five goals and paired that with five assists for a career-high 10 points. Notable, Papp became the first Scot with a 10-point game since alumna Madison Carey recorded double-digits points against Oberlin in 2011. Wooster’s 23 goals marked the most scored in a game by the Scots since they had 24 against Trine on April 11, 2010.