NCAC Weekly Release (9-17-12) - Women's Soccer
Denison knocked off DePauw in shutout fashion, 1-0, in the first NCAC contest of 2012. After starting the year 0-4, the Big Red have won two straight decisions. This week features another light conference slate when Wittenberg (0-0-0, 1-2-2) travels to Allegheny (0-0-0, 4-3-1) and DePauw (0-1-0, 0-6-0) will tackle Hiram (0-0-0, 3-3-1) in the Terriers first NCAC game of the year.
ALLEGHENY dropped two non-conference matches this past week. The loss against Capital marked the first time Allegheny had dropped two consecutive matches during the regular season since 2008. Allegheny, which finished the 2011 season undefeated at home, lost at the friendly confines of the Robertson Athletic Complex for just the second time in 23 games.
DENISON picked up its first two victories of the season after knocking off regional-rival Otterbein, 1-0, and shutting out DePauw, 1-0, in its conference opener. First-year Andrea Witte (Utica, OH/Northridge) scored both game-winning goals, while junior keeper Andrea Karl (Powell, OH/Olentangy Liberty) made six saves en route to a pair of shutout wins.
DEPAUW played two tough matches during the week, allowing only five goals while facing over 40 shots.
HIRAM went 1-0-1 this past week picking up a 1-1 draw versus Baldwin-Wallace and a 3-0 shutout win against Hilbert. Senior midfielder Ernestina Zappa (Brooklyn, OH/Laurel) paced the Teriers with a goal and an assist on the week.
KENYON split a pair of shutouts with a 5-0 win against Marietta and a 3-0 loss at Carnegie Mellon.
In its first game of the week OBERLIN lost to John Carroll 4-0. Oberlin then dropped its final game of the week, as they lost to Franklin in overtime 2-1.
Sophomore midfielder Sara Lawrence (Wilbraham, MA/Wilbraham Monson Academy) scored to give OHIO WESLEYAN a 1-0 halftime lead, but 20th-ranked Ohio Northern evened the game during the second half and knocked home the game-winner in overtime to take a non-conference decision. Sophomore forward Lindsay Reed (Dublin, OH/Jerome) scored to erase a 1-0 deficit, but neither team could come up with another goal as Ohio Wesleyan and Franciscan played to a 1-1 tie on Saturday in Steubenville.
WITTENBERG played through 110 scoreless minutes against a tough Case Western Reserve University to finish in a tie. The six saves of senior goalkeeper Cassie Lythjohan (Centerville, OH/Centerville) kept the teams deadlocked.
During Friday’s game, the Scots’ Michele Ring (Northville, MI/Ladywood) became the first goalkeeper in program history to score a goal when she drove a free kick from just inside the midfield line into the box where it took a bounce and splashed into the net. That tied the game 1-1, and WOOSTER eventually prevailed 2-1.