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NCAC Weekly Release (3-12-18) - Women's Lacrosse

Hiram senior Sierah Ray
Hiram senior Sierah Ray

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Kenyon (5-2) has won four-straight contests, its longest winning streak since 2016, following wins over Morrisville St., Wentworth and Methodist last week by a combined score of 55-17. Action continues this week with the opening of league play on Saturday when Allegheny (1-1) visits DePauw (0-5). 

ALLEGHENY started its 2018 season by going 1-1 at home. In a season-opening 12-7 win over W&J, Shelby Piper (Littleton, CO/Chatfield) led the Gators with six goals, while Maddie Olson (Clifton Park, NY/Shenendehowa) had two goals and two assists. Brie Freeman (Rochester, NY/Eastridge) and Laurence Busque (Lititz, PA/Manheim Twp.) caused five turnovers apiece. The Gators fell to Buffalo St., 17-11, in their second game of the week. Olson led the way with three goals and three assists. Piper had four goals and an assist. Her third goal of the game marked the 200th point of her career, just the fifth Gator to accomplish that feat. Emily Kraus (Sewickley, PA/Quaker Valley) also scored four goals.

DENISON was idle last week.

DEPAUW dropped to 0-5 with a pair of losses. Sophie Hensley (Glenview, IL/Glenbrook South) scored three goals in the two games.

HIRAM finished its spring break trip 1-1 after posting an impressive win over North Carolina Wesleyan, 21-6, on Monday and closing out the trip with a 20-4 loss to Virginia Wesleyan. In the victory over the Battling Bishops, 11 different players found the back of the net as Hiram came just two goals shy of the all-time program record. Offensively, Alexis Hirsch (Brunswick, OH/Brunswick) led the Terriers with seven total points, posting five goals and two assists on just six shots.

KENYON won all three of its games last week to improve their record to 5-2. Kenyon’s spring break trip resulted in a 19-10 win against Morrisville State, a 26-2 rout of Wentworth Institute of Technology and a 20-5 triumph over Methodist. Sophomore Maggie Grabowski (Park Ridge, IL/Maine) led Kenyon with 12 ground balls and 23 draw controls, while also totaling 12 points on nine goals and three assists.

OBERLIN was idle last week.

OHIO WESLEYAN dropped its only contest last week, falling to Capital, 20-4. Freshman midfielder Megan McElgunn (Cohasset, MA/Cohasset) led the Bishops with two goals, while junior Kelly Coffyn (Bainbridge Island, WA/Bainbridge) made nine saves in cage for the Bishops.

WITTENBERG split a pair of contests last week, falling to Muhlenberg on Tuesday, before bouncing back with an impressive 21-4 victory over Wentworth on Wednesday. Emily Wadds (Cincinnati, OH/Wyoming) led the Tigers with five goals and three assists in the win.

WOOSTER will open the 2018 season on Tuesday, March 13th on the road at the Redlands.