NCAC Weekly Release (10-1-12) - Field Hockey
DePauw continues to impress as the Tigers have now won eight straight contests and post a perfect 7-0 mark in conference action. This week features seven NCAC matches, including DePauw who will put its perfect conference record on the line when they travel to Wittenberg on Wednesday.
DENISON snapped a three-game skid with two dominating NCAC wins against Wittenberg (6-1) and at Earlham (7-1). The Big Red had nine different players score a goal last week, including Catie Merrick (Greenwich, CT/Garrison Forest) and Katie McMahon (Wilmette, IL/New Trier) with four and two, respectively. McMahon also had a team-best three assists in two games.
DEPAUW extended its win streak to eight and remained perfect in the NCAC with a 5-1 win at Kenyon.
EARLHAM fell to 0-9 on the year last week with a non-conference loss to Translyvania and a 7-1 conference loss against Denison. Neo Khalema (Yellow Springs, OH/St. Michael’s) scored Earlham’s goal against The Big Red. Bailey Heinzen (Glenview, IL/Glenbrook South) assisted on the play.
KENYON entered the week undefeated in NCAC action, but saw its conference record blemished with losses at Wooster, 4-0, and versus DePauw, 5-1. Sophomore Cecilia Depman (Bel Air, MD/Bryn Mawr) scored the Ladies lone goal of the week and is now tied for the team lead with five for the season.
In their first game of the week OBERLIN lost to Ohio Wesleyan narrowly, 2-1. The Yeowomen then fell to Wooster, 4-1, on Saturday.
Senior midfielder Lauren Bailey (Toledo, OH/Ottawa Hills) and freshman attacker Montana Knapp (San Diego, CA/Patrick Henry) scored goals to stake OHIO WESLEYAN to a 2-0 lead, and the Bishops went on to defeat Oberlin in NCAC action. Freshman goalkeeper Karson Stevenson (Aurora, CO/Grandview) finished with one save in the Bishop cage. In the Bishops other contest last week, Bailey scored less than two minutes into the first overtime period, giving Ohio Wesleyan a victory over Wittenberg.
WITTENBERG went 0-2 on the week, falling, 6-1, at Denison before a heartbreaking 2-1 overtime loss at Ohio Wesleyan.
WOOSTER earned two NCAC victories last week after posting a 4-0 shutout against Kenyon and a 4-1 result versus Oberlin. Nikki Server (Loveland, OH/Mount Notre Dame) led the Scots with four assists and a goal.