NCAC Weekly Release (9-24-12) - Women's Soccer
Wittenberg knocked off Allegheny, 1-0, in the Tigers’ conference opener to grab a share of the NCAC lead with Denison. This week will feature NCAC openers for Wooster and Kenyon as they will square off in Gambier, Ohio, Ohio Wesleyan who travels to Hiram and Oberlin who will host Wittenberg.
ALLEGHENY has lost four consecutive games for just the second time in 15 seasons.
DENISON tied 20th-ranked Ohio Northern, 1-1, on Tuesday before dropping a 3-0 decision to 13th-ranked Centre. Down a goal in the second half against ONU, senior captain Leeann Kuehn (Granger, IN./Penn) sent a deep cross that was headed in by Jocelyn Festle (Park Ridge, IL/Loyola Academy) at 67:30.
DEPAUW picked up its first win of the season with a 1-0 victory over Hiram. That came after a 4-1 defeat to Division I IUPUI on Thursday. Dana Sprague scored both DePauw goals for the week.
HIRAM was shutout twice last week in losses to John Carroll and NCAC opponent DePauw. The Terriers are now 3-5-1, 0-1-0 in league play.
KENYON kicked its offense into high gear and scored a combined seven goals in wins over Mount Saint Joseph 3-0 and Earlham 4-3. Sophomore Becca Romaine (Fishers, IN/ Hamilton Southeastern) scored five of those seven Kenyon goals.
In its first game of the week OBERLIN lost to Defiance 1-3. The Yeowomen then dropped its game on homecoming weekend to Manchester, 1-0, after the game was called due to weather.
Senior midfielder Jessie Huschart (Columbus/Hilliard Davidson) converted a penalty kick to erase a 1-0 deficit, but Otterbein scored in the 76th minute and went on to defeat OHIO WESLEYAN in non-conference play. Freshman Alexandria Cranmer (Clarksville, OH/Clinton-Massie) finished with six saves in the Bishop goal. Top-ranked Wheaton took a 1-0 halftime lead and pulled away during the second half to defeat Ohio Wesleyan in non-conference play. Junior Hannah Zacharias (Marysville, OH/Marysville) finished with 8 saves in the Bishop goal.
WITTENBERG went 2-0 this week with a 3-1 non-conference win versus Earlham, followed by a thrilling last-minute 1-0 win at Allegheny to open NCAC action. Freshman forward Kate Burns (Granger, IN/Penn) scored twice against Earlham, but it was senior defender Kelly Brothers (Dublin, OH/Jerome) teaming up with sophomore Chelsey Marcum (Centerville, OH/Centerville) to provide the thrills at Allegheny. Scoreless through 89 minutes, Marcum delivered a corner kick into the box where Brothers landed a header in the net to send the Tigers to the win after holding the line for the remaining 52 seconds of the game.
WOOSTER dropped two non-conference tilts this past week. The Scots fell, 2-0, against John Carroll and then lost a 3-1 decsion to Carnegie Mellon. Wooster returns to action Tuesday with its first conference contest of the season on the road against Kenyon.