Oberlin (1-0, 4-2) and Allegheny (1-0, 3-3) each earned their first NCAC win last week and are tied atop the NCAC Women’s Lacrosse standings with Kenyon (1-0, 7-2). League action continues this week with four contests scheduled on Saturday.
ALLEGHENY went 0-2 on the west cost, dropping games to Occidental and Pomona-Pitzer. On the week, Shelby Piper (Littleton, CO/Chatfield) had five goals and three assists, while Maddie Olson (Clifton Park, NY/Shenendowa) had two goals and an assist.
DENISON went 1-1 on the week, losing to Rhodes, 12-8, at Vanderbilt University on Tuesday, and then defeating Baldwin Wallace, 19-3, at home on Sunday. Leading the way for the Big Red was sophomore Kiely Noonan (Wellesley, MA/Wellesley) who tallied a combined nine goals on 14 total shots between the two games.
DEPAUW picked up its first win of the season by defeating Southwestern, 18-7. Sarah Ramsey (Westerville, OH/Olentangy Orange) paced the Tigers with four goals and an assist, while Caleigh Ranjo (Redondo Beach, CA/Redondo Union) also totaled five points while leading with four ground balls.
HIRAM opened NCAC action on Saturday with a 21-2 loss to the Ladies of Kenyon. Offensively, junior Katelyn Slomovitz (Kent, OH/Roosevelt) led the Terrier offense with three shots on goal while collecting five ground balls. Sierah Ray (Stow, OH/Stow-Munroe Falls) tallied a goal while posting six draw controls.
KENYON defeated Hiram, 21-2, over the weekend in its NCAC opener. The Ladies won their sixth-straight game in the process and moved their overall record to 7-2 which matches their win total from a season ago. Cassie Hudson-Heck (Medina, OH/Medina) led the Ladies with six goals and five ground balls in the win.
OBERLIN split is spring break matches in Colorado Springs, falling to host Colorado College, 15-13, before bouncing back with an 18-7 win over Hamline. The Yeowomen would return home to defeat Wittenberg, 19-14, in the NCAC opener for both schools. Senor Natalie Rauchle (Edina, MN/Edina) scored 19 of Oberlin’s 50 goals for the week, including eight against the Tigers.
OHIO WESLEYAN improved to 3-3 on the season following a non-conference victory over Heidelberg, 14-3, last Wednesday. Sophomore midfielder Sloane Baumgartner (Naperville, IL/St. Francis) led the Bishops with five goals and an assist, and Hope Poolos (Sylvania, OH/Notre Dame Academy) finished with three goals and an assist.
WITTENBERG dropped a pair of contests last week, falling to Mount Union on Tuesday and Oberlin on Saturday to open up NCAC play.
WOOSTER improved to 3-1 on the season with a 15-5 win over Adrian on Saturday. Junior Megan Healy (Ottawa Hills, OH/Ottawa Hills) matched her career-high with nine draw controls, and now has 18 draws over the Scots’ last two games. Eight student-athletes tallied a goal for Wooster in the win over Adrian, and the Scots raced out to a 9-0 lead less than nine minutes into the game.