NCAC Weekly Release (10-9-12) - Field Hockey
Wooster is currently riding a four game conference win streak after victories this past week against Denison and Wittenberg. The Scots have now won seven of their last nine contests. This week features seven NCAC matches, including DePauw who is looking to add to its 10 game winning streak with games against non-conference opponent Transylvania on the road Thursday then hosting NCAC foes Oberlin and Wooster over the weekend.
Senior Catie Merrick (Greenwich, CT/Garrison Forest) tied a career-high with nine points in DENISON’S 6-3 win over Oberlin on Friday. She also scored the Big Red’s lone goal in the 2-1 loss to Wooster.
DEPAUW has won 10 straight and remained unbeaten in the NCAC with a pair of shutouts over Wittenberg and Wooster. Margaret Ellis (St. Louis, MO/Whitfield) enters the week needing just nine points to break the school record of 156 held by Colleen Konicek (1984-87), seven goals to top the mark of 71 by Konicek. Ellis currently ranks second in both categories.
EARLHAM fell to 0-11 on the year last week after conference losses to Ohio Wesleyan and Kenyon.
KENYON split a pair of shutouts this week. The Ladies took a 3-0 conference win over Earlham on Friday and then dropped a 2-0 non-conference decision to Washington & Jefferson on Sunday.
In its only game of the week, OBERLIN lost to Denison 6-3.
Junior attacker Sadie Slager (Hudson, OH/Hudson) scored the game’s only goal to lift OHIO WESLEYAN over Earlham in an NCAC contest. Freshman forward Montana Knapp (San Diego, CA/Patrick Henry) had a shot saved, but Slager pounced on the rebound and slipped it inside the right post with exactly 24:00 left in regulation time. Freshman Karson Stevenson (Aurora, CO/Grandview) finished with one save for Ohio Wesleyan. DePauw scored a pair of second-half goals to defeat Ohio Wesleyan in NCAC play. DePauw outshot Ohio Wesleyan, 23-1. Stevenson finished with three saves in the Ohio Wesleyan goal.
WITTENBERG dropped two conference decisions this week, including a 6-0 loss versus DePauw and a 4-2 loss at Wooster. In the loss to Wooster, senior Kellen Morrissey (Aurora, CO/Smoky Hill) scored her fourth goal of the season and sophomore Beth Warning (Cincinnati, OH/Mount Notre Dame) scored her second.
WOOSTER earned two NCAC victories last week after knocking off Denison, 2-1, and Wittenberg, 4-2. Freshman forward Kate Brondyk (Grand Rapids, MI/East Grand Rapids) led the Scots, who have now won four straight conference contests, posting two goals and an assist in the two wins last week.