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NCAC Weekly Release (10-10-2010) - Women's Soccer

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Parity was prevalent across the NCAC in women’s soccer action over the weekend.  Wooster (2-0, 8-5) jumped into a first-place tie with Wittenberg (2-0, 10-2-1) after defeating Denison (1-1, 7-4-2), 1-0, while the Tigers remained on top of the standings with a 2-1 triumph over Hiram (0-2, 4-9-2).  Kenyon (0-1-1, 5-6-1) and Oberlin (1-1, 4-9) picked up their first points in the conference standings this weekend as the Ladies battled 16th-ranked Allegheny (1-0-1, 10-0-2) to a 1-1 draw, while the Yeowomen blanked Ohio Wesleyan (0-2, 3-7-2), 2-0.

ALLEGHENY continued its second-best start in school history with a 2-1 overtime win over PSU-Behrend and a 1-1 tie against Kenyon.  The Gators gave up a goal in each game, snapping a streak of 964 scoreless minutes for the opposition.

DENISON dropped its only match of the week against Wooster, 1-0.

HIRAM opened the week with a 5-0 setback against Case Western Reserve and suffered a 2-1 loss against conference-leading Wittenberg on Saturday afternoon.  Senior goalie Emily Bristol (Worcester, NY/Worcester Central) combined for 14 saves on the week.

KENYON scored one of just two goals allowed all season by Allegheny as the Ladies and Gators tied 1-1 on Saturday afternoon.  Sophomore Courtney Hague (Winnetka, IL/Culver Academies) scored the lone goal for the Ladies.  It was her third goal of the season, all of which have been scored in the last five games.

OBERLIN turned in a perfect 2-0 week as sophomore Hannah Combe’s (Granville, OH/Granville) last-second goal gave Oberlin a 1-0 win over Muskingum.  The Yeowomen followed suit with a 2-1 triumph over Ohio Wesleyan, which saw junior Lori Sako (Seattle, WA/Roosevelt) net the game-winner.

OHIO WESLEYAN earned a 3-2 overtime victory over Wilmington to open the week, but dropped a 2-1 contest against Oberlin.  Senior Carly Topper (Novi, MI/Greenhills) scored the game-winning goal against the Quakers early in the second overtime.  The win snapped a five-game losing streak for the Bishops, compiled against four teams ranked in this week’s NSCAA Great Lakes Regional poll.

WITTENBERG extended its unbeaten streak to eight with a 2-1 victory over Hiram on Saturday.  Sophomore Kailey Striebel (Kettering, OH/Fairmont) and junior Sheryl Chambers (Victorville, CA/St. Joan of Arc) each netted their sixth goal of the season against the Terriers.

With a 1-0 victory over Denison, WOOSTER now finds itself in a first-place tie with Wittenberg in the conference standings.  Sophomore Paige Piper (Midland, MI/Dow) accounted for the lone goal in the Scots’ 1-0 victory over regionally-ranked Denison.