Kenyon (2-0, 8-2), Wooster (1-0, 5-1), Denison (1-0, 6-2) and DePauw (1-1, 2-8) all earned NCAC victories last week, defeating Ohio Wesleyan (0-1, 3-5), Wittenberg (0-2, 2-8), Allegheny (1-1, 3-5) and Hiram (0-2, 5-4) respectively. NCAC play continues this week, highlighted by Denison traveling to Kenyon for a first-place battle.
ALLEGHENY fell in a pair of games last week. In a loss to John Carroll, Maddie Olson (Clifton Park, NY/Shenendehowa) led the Gators with six points on four goals and two assists. Against Denison, Shelby Piper (Littleton, CO/Chatfield) had two goals and an assist.
DENISON opened NCAC play with a 21-9 win over Allegheny last Saturday. The 21 goals equaled Denison’s single-game high this season. Claudia Rafi (Mason, OH/Ursuline Academy) scored four goals on six shots to lead the Big Red. Thirteen different players accounted for Denison’s 21 goals.
DEPAUW posted a 1-2 record for the week including its first NCAC win, defeating Hiram, 15-12. Sarah Ramsey (Westerville, OH/Olentangy Orange) paced the Tigers with nine goals (4 at Whittier, 5 at Hiram), while Kate Flynn (Indianapolis, IN/Cathedral) had two goals and seven assists to share the point lead for the week with nine.
HIRAM went 1-1 last week, defeating Hilbert on Thursday, 12-8, before falling to DePauw on Saturday in NCAC action. Hiram has now scored in double figures in eight of its last nine contests. Sierah Ray (Stow, OH/Stow-Munroe Falls) led the Terriers on the week with 10 goals.
KENYON won for the seventh-straight time after an 18-7 win at Ohio Wesleyan last week. Avery Morgan (Greeley, NY/Holderness) scored a career-high seven goals in the win. The Ladies, now 8-2 and 2-0 in the NCAC, will host Denison next weekend and try and snap a four-game losing streak in the series.
OBERLIN turned in a 1-1 week, falling 13-7 to Mount Union before regrouping with a commanding 22-2 win over Heidelberg. A total of 10 different players scored against the Berg, including first-year Kyra Aviles (Armonk, NY/The Ursuline School) who posted a career-high six points with two goals and four assists.
OHIO WESLEYAN dropped a pair of contests last week, falling to Otterbein on Monday and Kenyon on Saturday. Sophomore attacker Mickey Rice (Louisville, KY/Kentucky Country Day School) scored three goals and added two assists, while Sloane Baumgartner (Naperville, IL/St. Francis) rang up four goals and one assist to lead OWU in the two losses.
WITTENBERG dropped a pair of contests last week, falling to Centre on Tuesday and Wooster on Saturday in NCAC play. Junior Madeline Stock (Maineville, OH/Kings) led the Tigers with five goals on the week.
WOOSTER received scoring contributions from 10 different student-athletes and recorded a season-high 18 caused turnovers during a 15-9 win over Wittenberg on Saturday. Six of the turnovers were caused by junior Megan Healy (Ottawa Hills, OH/Ottawa Hills), who finished the week with 19 groundballs, 12 draw controls, and nine caused turnovers. Wooster also won its midweek tilt at Baldwin Wallace 20-12. The Scots scored 13 second-half goals in the non-conference win.