NCAC Weekly Release (5-7-12) Women's Lacrosse
The Denison University women’s lacrosse team (5-1, 14-4) earned its 17th all-time NCAC title after defeating Wittenberg (6-0, 12-5), 11-9, on Saturday, May 5th, in the 2012 NCAC Women’s Lacrosse Tournament championship game in Springfield, Ohio.
With the victory, the Big Red has earned the NCAC’s automatic bid into the 2012 NCAA Div. III Tournament and will travel to play Adrian (16-2) on Wednesday, May 9th at 7:00 p.m. for a first-round matchup. The winner of the Denison/Adrian contest will move on to the regional semifinals against either Gettysburg (17-1) or Cabrini (10-8) on Saturday, May 12th at the site of a competing institution. The regional finals are scheduled for Sunday, May 13th at the same site.
Denison defeated Wooster (4-2, 12-5), 20-10, on Thursday to advance to the championship game against the Tigers. The Big Red leaned on senior Alex Thurner’s (Cincinnati, OH/Summit Country Day) seven goals to advance to the finals. In the championship game, Denison relied on its defense to hold off Wittenberg, holding the Tigers under ten points for just the third time all season. The Big Red was represented on the all-tournament team by senior Lisa Feroli (Marriottsville, MD/McDonogh School), freshman Molly Chapman (Greenwich, CT/Millbrook School), senior Carly Tschantz (Omaha, NE/New Trier, ILL) and Thurner.
Wittenberg claimed its first-ever NCAC tournament victory after defeating fourth-seeded Allegheny, 12-5, in the semifinals. The Tigers were represented on the all-tournament team by junior Erin Guiliano (Loveland, OH/Kings), junior Katie Warner (Delaware, OH/Olentangy), sophomore Francine Murzynski (Mentor, OH/Lake Catholic) and sophomore Alie Marousek (Pittsburgh, PA/Portsmouth, NH).
Allegheny (2-4, 9-9) was represented on the all-tournament team by sophomore Carly Minsterman (Pittsburgh, PA/Seton-La Salle) and senior Kiah Voyer-Colbath (York, ME/York) while Wooster was represented by sophomore Eliza Perry (Southport, CT/Proctor Academy) and junior Kari Martyniak (Woodstock Valley, CT/Woodstock Academy).