Denison (9-3, 5-0) has won five-straight contests and remains the lone team without a blemish on its conference record. The Big Red will square off with Wooster (9-3, 2-2) and Ohio Wesleyan (4-7, 1-3) this week.
ALLEGHENY fell in a pair of NCAC games last week. On Tuesday, a big first half by Oberlin proved too much for the Gators to overcome in the second half. Shelby Piper (Littleton, CO/Chatfield) had a pair of goals. On Saturday, the Gators rallied late with two goals in the final two minutes to send their game against DePauw into overtime. However, DePauw scored 24 seconds into the second overtime for the 14-13 win.
DENISON cruised to two NCAC victories last week. Outscoring their opponent’s 38-3, Denison improved to 9-3 and 5-0 in conference play. The Big Red began the week with a 16-3 win over DePauw, before setting a new school record for points in a game with 39 after a 22-0 victory over Hiram. They also tied the school record for assists with 17. Leah Israel (Bloomfield Hills, MI/Cranbrook Kingswood) led the offensive output with four goals and four assists. Goalkeepers Hannah Magarian (Minneapolis, MN/Blake) and Becca Jones (Wolfeboro, NH/Brewster Academy) combined to allow just three goals in 120 minutes of play.
DEPAUW split its two games last week including a double-overtime win at Allegheny marking the second straight year the Tigers beat the Gators in overtime. Emma Flynn (Indianapolis, IN/Cathedral) scored the game-winner just 24 seconds into the second overtime.
HIRAM competed four times last week, dropping matchups to Saint Vincent, Kenyon, Ursuline and Denison. Senior Autumn Osgood (Hyde Park, VT/Lamoille Union) led the Terriers with 15 goals and one assist on the week.
KENYON split a pair of conference games last week. The Ladies claimed a 22-12 road win at Hiram on Tuesday and the returned home Saturday only to have a come-back bid fall short in an 11-9 loss to Oberlin. Senior Allie McLane (South Hamilton, MA/St. George’s) led the team with six goals, five assists and 11 points throughout the two-game set.
OBERLIN picked up a pair of key NCAC wins last week, defeating Allegheny, 14-3, on Tuesday before knocking off Kenyon on Saturday, 11-9. Junior Natalie Rauchle (Edina, MN/Edina) had an 11-point week with nine goals and two assists, which included seven scores against the Gators. Senior Maggie Mullard (Boxford, MA/Phillips Exeter Academy) led the way against the Ladies with five goals. Senior goalie Alexa L’Insalata (Plainsboro Township, NJ/West Windsor-Plainsboro North) made 26 saves over the two matches.
OHIO WESLEYAN dropped its lone contest of the week, falling to Wittenberg in NCAC play, 22-12. Sophomore midfielder Kelsey Bowling (Sunbury, OH/Big Walnut) led the Bishops with five goals, while Sloane Baumgartner (Naperville, IL/St. Francis) finished with three goals.
WITTENBERG won a pair of NCAC contests last week to improve to 3-2 in league action. Sophomore Emily Wadds (Cincinnati, OH/Wyoming) scored nine goals and added three assists for 12 points in the wins over Ohio Wesleyan and Wooster.
WOOSTER senior Heather Szymanski (Shoreham, NY/Shoreham Wading River) scored her 100th career goal during Wooster’s 20-15 loss to Wittenberg on Thursday, becoming the 22nd Fighting Scot to reach the century mark. The senior now leads the team with 38 goals on the year.