North Coast women’s lacrosse action continued last week as Denison (3-0, 8-2) and Oberlin (2-0, 6-3) remain the lone undefeated teams and sit a top the league standings. Conference play continues this week, with four games scheduled Wednesday, three on Saturday and one more on Sunday.
ALLEGHENY went 2-0 last week. In a 19-15 win against D’Youville, Shelby Piper (Littleton, CO/Chatfield) led the Gators with five goals and an assist, while Emily Kraus (Sewickley, PA/Quaker Valley) had five goals. Against Fredonia, Kraus had five goals and two assists, while Alex Zielinski (Erie, PA/McDowell) had three goals and three assists.
DENISON ran its NCAC winning streak to 24 games (dating back to 2015) after a 14-7 win over Kenyon and a 19-3 win over Ohio Wesleyan. Saturday’s win over Kenyon also marked the 100th career victory for Denison head coach Amanda Daniels.
DEPAUW scored the game’s final three goals, including two in the final two minutes, but the Tigers fell short in an 8-7 NCAC loss at Ohio Wesleyan. Sarah Ramsey (Westerville, OH/Olentangy Orange) continues to lead the Tigers with 23 goals and 25 total points, while Kate Flynn (Indianapolis, IN/Cathedral) is the team leader with 14 assists.
HIRAM went 1-1 last week, with a 25-1 victory over Waynesburg on Monday and a 16-5 loss to Wittenberg, Saturday afternoon. With the win over Waynesburg, the Terriers set a new program standard for wins in a season and set a new single-game record for goals in a game (25). The senior class set the tone for the night by scoring thirteen of the 25 goals. The well-balanced scoring attack led to twelve different Terriers securing a goal. Sierah Ray (Stow, OH/Stow-Munroe Falls) and Alexis Hirsch (Brunswick, OH/Brunswick) led the group with four goals apiece. In the matchup with Wittenberg Ray led the Hiram pack again, recording a team-high four goals.
KENYON played just one game last week and saw it’s seven-game win streak come to an end with a 14-7 home loss to Denison. In that game, junior Cassie Hudson-Heck (Medina, OH/Medina) led the Kenyon attacked with two goals and an assist.
OBERLIN returned to action on Saturday and handed Wooster a 19-7 loss. Senior Natalie Rauchle (Edina, MN/Edina) scored six times to pass 200 career points while running her season goal total to 44. Classmate Sydney Jarvis (Lexington, VA/Rockbridge County) also scored five times, while junior Hayley Drapkin (Boulder, CO/Boulder) dished out five assists in the win.
OHIO WESLEYAN split NCAC contests last week, earning its first league victory following an 8-7 victory against DePauw. In the win, sophomore attacker Mickey Rice (Louisville, KY/Kentucky Country Day School) scored three goals in the second half and junior goalkeeper Kelly Coffyn (Bainbridge Island, WA/Bainbridge) recorded a season-high 16 saves, including four down the stretch to clinch the victory.
WITTENBERG collected its first NCAC win of the year following a 16-5 victory over Hiram on senior day. Junior Emily Wadds (Cincinnati, OH/Wyoming) led the way with seven goals on eight shots.
WOOSTER junior Megan Healy (Ottawa Hills, OH/Ottawa Hills) recorded nine draw controls for the third time this season during the Scots’ loss against the Yeowomen. Healy has 46 draw controls in seven games, a total one shy of her haul from last season.