Allegheny (3-1, 1-0) defeated DePauw (0-6, 0-1), 16-4, to open the NCAC portion of the 2018 schedule last Saturday. League action continues this Saturday as Oberlin (2-1, 0-0) is scheduled to play at home versus Wittenberg (2-4, 0-0) and Kenyon (6-2, 0-0) is hosting Hiram (4-2, 0-0).
ALLEGHENY went 2-0 last week. On Wednesday, Allegheny picked up a 20-15 win against Baldwin Wallace. Maddie Olson (Clifton, Park, NY/Shenendehowa) had seven points on five goals and two assists, while Shelby Piper (Littleton, CO/Chatfield) had seven points on four goals and three assists. On Saturday, the Gators defeated DePauw, 16-4, to open NCAC play. Piper had nine points on two goals and seven assists. Olson had four goals and two assists, while Emily Kraus (Sewickley, PA/Quaker Valley) had four goals and an assist.
DENISON went 2-0 last week with a double-OT win over Illinois Wesleyan on Wednesday and a 16-12 win over Dickinson at Vanderbilt University on Saturday. Leah Israel (Bloomfield Hills, MI/Cranbrook Kingswood) led the offense with seven goals, three assists and eight draw controls. Her goal with no time left in regulation forced overtime against IWU.
DEPAUW opened NCAC play with a 16-4 loss to Allegheny. Sarah Ramsey (Westerville, OH/Olentangy Orange) paces the team with 10 goals and 11 points.
HIRAM captured a win in its lone matchup of the week, defeating Wilmington, 20-5, on Wednesday. The Terriers matched a season-best in opponents’ scoring while breaking the 20-goal mark for the second time in three outings. Senior Sierah Ray (Stow, OH/Munroe Falls) led the Terriers with nine points, while sophomore Alexis Hirsch (Brunswick, OH/Brunswick) tied a season high with five goals.
KENYON won its fifth-straight game last week after an 18-8 road victory at Baldwin Wallace. Kenyon is just one win away from tying last year’s mark and it will host Hiram on March 24 for both team’s NCAC opener.
OBERLIN fell to John Carroll in its lone game last week by a final score of 16-5. Senior midfielder Sydney Garvis (Lexington, VA/Rockbridge County) led the Yeowomen with two goals in the loss. The Yeowomen will look to rebound on its spring trip to Colorado Springs this week.
OHIO WESLEYAN split a pair of non-conference contests last week, falling to SUNY Canton on Tuesday, before bouncing back to defeat Salem St., 14-6, on Thursday. Freshman midfielder Megan McElgunn (Cohasset, MA/Cohasset) led the Bishops with three goals and two assists on the week.
WITTENBERG dropped its lone contest of the week, falling to Capital, 20-7.
WOOSTER broke its program record for most goals in a game during a 27-goal outburst against Whittier to cap a 2-1 week in California. Ten student-athletes etched their names into the scoring column during Saturday’s game. Wooster also won its season lid-lifter, 11-8, over Redlands on Tuesday.