NCAC Weekly Release (4-16-12) - Women's Lacrosse
Denison (3-0, 10-3) and Wittenberg (3-0, 7-4) continue to battle for the top spot in the North Coast women’s lacrosse standings, while Wooster (2-1, 9-3-1) stands alone in third and Oberlin (1-2, 10-2) and Allegheny (1-2, 7-6) are tied for fourth with identical league records. There are five league contests on the schedule this week, beginning with Ohio Wesleyan (0-2, 6-4) hosting Kenyon (0-3, 4-7) on Tuesday night and rounding out with three league tilts on Saturday. In addition, Wooster travels to Allegheny on Wednesday for a key league matchup between squads vying for a spot in the NCAC Tournament.
ALLEGHENY dominated St. Vincent, 16-5, in non-conference action on Wednesday to snap a two-game winless streak, but fell against Oberlin in a tightly contested battle on Saturday by a 10-8 margin. Senior Kiah Voyer-Colbath (York, ME/York) was once again the Gators’ leading offensive threat with 11 points (7g, 4a) to go along with 14 draw controls, 11 groundballs and six caused turnovers.
DENISON remained unbeaten in league play following a 9-7 come-from-behind victory over Kenyon on Tuesday, and followed that with a 21-1 non-conference triumph over Urbana on Friday. Big Red goalie junior Grace Bodenmann (Pelham Manor, NY/Pelham Memorial) corralled 10 saves in the win over the Ladies, while senior Alex Thurner (Cincinnati, OH/Summit Country Day) led the DU offense with four goals and four assists on the week.
KENYON dropped a pair of league contests last week against Denison, 9-7, and Wooster, 14-10. KC junior attack Emily Nichols (Caldwell, NJ/Caldwell) totaled six points (5g, 1a), two groundballs and two draw controls in the two games combined.
OBERLIN picked up its first league victory since the 2007 season with a 10-8 victory over Allegheny on Saturday. In addition, the Yeowomen fell to Wooster, 18-8, on Tuesday and defeated Mt. St. Joseph, 16-8, on Thursday. Freshman Bronwen Schumacher (New York, NY/Riverdale Country) netted the game-winner against Allegheny with 24 seconds left in the contest, and then won the ensuing draw control to help seal the victory. On the week, Schumacher scored five goals and dished out one assist to go along with eight draw controls and six groundballs.
OHIO WESLEYAN was upended twice last week against Wittenberg, 17-10, and W&J, 8-7. Junior midfielder Meredith Wholley (Brentwood, TN/Brentwood) led the Battling Bishops on the week with seven points (4g, 3a), while junior Annie Swanson (McLean, VA/Langley) was the squads’ leading goal scorer with five.
WITTENBERG was victorious in two tries last week, defeating OWU, 17-10, in league action and dominating St. Vincent, 18-3, in non-conference action. The Tigers scored the first seven goals in the game against OWU, but the Bishops scored seven of the games’ next eight points to close within one early in the second half. Tiger sophomore Alie Marousek (Pittsburgh, PA/Portsmouth, NH) took the game over from that point on, scoring two goals and dishing out one assist in the final 27 minutes to clinch the victory. On the week, Marousek tallied four goals and seven assists to lead the team with 11 points.
WOOSTER picked up its first league wins of the season last week against Oberlin, 18-8, and Kenyon, 14-10. Sophomore midfielder Cassie Greenbaum (Ellicott City, MD/Garrison Forest) stuffed the stat sheet in Wooster’s wins last week, totaling seven points (5g, 2a), nine groundballs, six draw controls, three caused turnovers and one game-winning goal.