North Coast women’s lacrosse action continued last week as Denison (3-0, 7-3) handed Oberlin (2-1, 8-1) its first loss of the season to remain the lone undefeated team in league play. Conference play continues this week, with two games scheduled Tuesday and Wednesday, one on Thursday and three more on Saturday.
ALLEGHENY defeated Wittenberg in dramatic fashion in its lone game last week. With two seconds left in overtime, Maddie Olson (Clifton Park, NY/Shenendehowa) found Alexa Maloney (Philadelphia, PA/Methacton) for the game-winning goal, sealing the 17-16 NCAC win. Shelby Piper (Littleton, CO/Chatfield) led the Gators with six goals and three assists, while Olson had four goals and four assists.
DENISON overcame a six goal deficit by outscoring Oberlin, 13-5, in the final 38 minutes of play to earn a 15-12 victory. Claire Ludlow (East Grand Rapids, MI/East Grand Rapids) led the way for the Big Red as the senior had a team-high three goals and two assists for five points. Claudia Rafi (Mason, OH/Ursuline Academy) also had three goals to go along with one assist.
DEPAUW'S three-game win streak came to an end with a 15-10 loss to Kenyon. Sarah Ramsey (Westerville, OH/Olentangy Orange) led the Tigers with three goals, while Taylor Summers (Cambridge, MD/Saints Peter and Paul) had a hand in half of the Tigers’ goals with two goals and three assists.
HIRAM split a pair of games last week to tie its most wins in program history. Hiram first earned a 20-7 victory over Waynesburg. Sierah Ray (Stow, OH/Stow-Monroe Falls) led the way in the win, collecting eight points, while posting 13 draw controls. The Terriers then finished the week with a 15-9 defeat at the hands of Franciscan. Autumn Osgood (Hyde Park, VT/Lamoille Union) was the top performer against the Barons, totaling seven points, including four goals and three assists.
KENYON got back in the win column with a 15-10 victory at DePauw. That win evened the team’s record at 5-5 overall and 1-1 in NCAC play. Junior Kat Englert (Centennial, CO/Arapahoe) scored six goals and added three assists to move into sole possession of fourth place in the Kenyon record books with 157 career goals.
OBERLIN suffered its first loss of the season as the Big Red rallied from an 8-2 deficit to defeat the Yeowomen, 15-12, for first place in the NCAC. Senior Maggie Mullard (Boxford, MA/Phillips Exeter Academy) matched a career-high with five goals in the setback, while classmate Sara Phister (Phoenix, AZ/Mountain Pointe) dished out three assists for the second straight game.
OHIO WESLEYAN dropped its lone contest of the week, falling to Wooster in NCAC play, 23-7. Junior midfielder Cory Kinder (Dublin, OH/Scioto) led the Bishops with three goals, while Sloane Baumgartner (Naperville, IL/St. Francis) finished with a goal and three assists.
WITTENBERG dropped its lone contest last week to Allegheny, 17-16 in overtime. Senior Becca Joseph (Toledo, OH/St. Ursula) led the way in the loss for the Tigers with four goals and seven assists.
WOOSTER senior Heather Szymanski (Shoreham NY/Shoreham Wading River) tied her career-high with seven goals during Wooster’s 23-7 win over Ohio Wesleyan on Saturday, which marked Wooster’s “Senior Day.” Junior Michaela Lawrence (Portland, OR/St. Mary’s Academy) won 11 draw controls in Saturday’s win, the most in program history since at least 2003. During Wednesday’s midweek game, Wooster didn’t allow a first-half goal for the second time in a three-game span.