NCAC Weekly Release (9-10-12) - Field Hockey
The North Coast entertains another full slate of conference matches this week with all eight teams playing at least one conference contest. League action gets started on Tuesday as Denison (2-0, 3-0) travels to take on Ohio Wesleyan (0-0, 1-1) in the Battling Bishops conference opener. Tuesday will also see Wittenberg (0-2, 0-4) go on the road to face Earlham (0-1, 0-4) as each team seeks its first win of the season.
DENISON picked up two wins last week to improve to 3-0 on the 2012 season. The Big Red knocked off conference opponent Oberlin, 3-0, over the weekend after winning an OT thriller, 3-2, against Wooster. Senior forward Hilary Zdanowski (Ann Arbor, MI/Pioneer) led the way for the Big Red with two goals both of which were game-winners.
DEPAUW posted a pair of wins and outscored Wittenberg and Rhodes 10-1. The Tigers outshot the opposition 40-1 in the two games. Margaret Ellis (St. Louis, MO/Whitfield) scored five goals and assisted on two others.
EARLHAM lost 5-0 against Kenyon in the Quakers opening NCAC match of the year. Goalkeeper Emma Treece (Kettering, OH/ Kettering Fairmont) posted 17 saves in the loss.
KENYON recorded its first win of the season, a 5-0 conference win over Earlham College. Freshman Christine Bloom (Darien, CT/Convent of the Sacred Heart) scored two goals and assisted on one other goal.
OBERLIN dropped its lone match of the week to NCAC foe Denison, 3-0. The Big Red scored all three of their goals in the first half.
OHIO WESLEYAN did not play last week. The Batting Bishops will return to action Tuesday as OWU hosts conference foe Denison.
WITTENBERG had another tough week with losses of 6-0 at DePauw and 4-1 versus Wooster. Sophomore Audrey Phibbs (Kettering, OH/Fairmont) scored the Tigers’ goal against Wooster on an assist from freshman Paige Vanerstrom (Pittsburgh, PA/North Allegheny).
WOOSTER bounced back from a tough OT loss against Denison to defeat Wittenberg, 4-1, Saturday and pick up its first win of the 2012 season. The Scots will return to action Wednesday on the road against Washington and Jefferson in a tough non-conference test.