Denison (5-0, 10-2) and Oberlin (4-0, 8-3) continue to sit atop the league standings as the lone undefeated teams in league play with two weeks remaining in the regular season. The race to qualify for the NCAC Tournament remains tight as Kenyon (3-2, 9-4), Wooster (2-2, 6-3) and Allegheny (2-2, 6-6) are all tied in third with two conference losses each. Conference play continues this week, with four games each on Tuesday and Saturday, highlighted by Kenyon visiting Oberlin on Saturday.
ALLEGHENY split a pair of NCAC games last week. In a loss to Oberlin, Maddie Olson (Clifton Park, NY/Shenedowa) and Shelby Piper (Littleton, CO/Chatfield) had four goals and one assist apiece. In the eight-goal victory over OWU, Piper tallied nine points while Olson had six.
DENISON went 2-0 last week, extending its NCAC winning streak to 26 games with a 23-6 win at Wittenberg on Wednesday, and a 20-6 win over Wooster on Saturday. Leading the way for the Big Red was senior Leah Israel (Bloomfield Hills, MI/Cranbrook Kingswood) who posted seven goals on eight shots, with nine points, four ground balls and four caused turnovers. The Big Red are currently 10-2 on the season, with a perfect 5-0 mark in the NCAC.
DEPAUW dropped its lone contest last week, falling to Oberlin, 20-3, on Saturday. Sarah Ramsey (Westerville, OH/Olentangy Orange) leads the Tigers with 23 goals and 25 total points, while Kate Flynn (Indianapolis, IN/Cathedral) is the team leader with 14 assists.
HIRAM hosted Ohio Wesleyan last Wednesday, falling 15-4. Offensively, senior Alyse Gillentine (Hartville, OH/Lake) paced the Terriers by scoring three of the four goals.
KENYON split a pair of conference contests, falling at Wooster, 17-12, on Wednesday, and then bouncing back with an 18-8 home win against Wittenberg on Saturday. Sophomore Avery Morgan (Greeley, NY/Holderness) recorded four goals in each game and also posted two-game totals of five ground balls and four caused turnovers.
OBERLIN scored 20 goals in each of its contests last week, defeating Allegheny, 20-14, and DePauw, 20-3. The senior duo of Natalie Rauchle (Edina, MN/Edina) and Sydney Garvis (Lexington, VA/Rockbridge County) accounted for 26 points and 30 draw controls in the two victories. In total, eight Yeowomen found the back of the net during the week as Oberlin ran its win streak to four.
OHIO WESLEYAN opened last week with a 15-4 victory on the road at Hiram before falling to Allegheny at home on Sunday. In the victory, senior midfielder Cory Kinder (Dublin, OH/Scioto) led the Bishops with five goals, while Megan McElgunn (Cohasset, MA/Cohasset) finished with four goals and an assist.
WITTENBERG lost a pair of NCAC contests last week, falling to Denison on Wednesday and Kenyon on Saturday. The Tigers return to action this Tuesday when they host DePauw.
WOOSTER junior Emma Lawrence (Wilbraham, MA/Williston-Northhampton) tied her season-best with five goals and first-year goalkeeper Katie Shideler (Gibsonia, PA/North Allegheny) recorded 10 saves to headline a 17-12 win over Kenyon on Wednesday. Lawrence added six draw controls in Wednesday’s win, and after play on Saturday, she’s now fifth all-time in program history with 155. Defensively, the Scots had big contributions from junior Megan Myers (Columbus, OH/Bexley) and senior Michaela Lawrence (Portland, OR/St. Mary’s Academy), who recorded six groundballs and three caused turnovers respectively.