Kenyon (13-2, 9-1) defeated DePauw (11-2, 7-2) for the second time this year on Saturday in thrilling fashion, 4-3, in penalty strokes. The Ladies have now won 13 games in back-to-back seasons for third time in program history and first time since the 1996-97 seasons.
DENISON went 2-1 last week and improved to 8-2 in conference play after wins over Wittenberg, 4-1, and Earlham, 6-0. Denison’s only two conference losses have come against DePauw.
16th-ranked DEPAUW split its two conference games over the weekend, losing in penalty strokes to Kenyon and blanking Denison, 4-0. The shutout was the Tigers’ sixth of the season.
EARLHAM dropped a pair of conference contests last week, falling to Denison on Saturday and Kenyon on Sunday. Tori Posey (Crestwood, KY/South Oldham) scored the Quaker’s lone goal in the loss to Kenyon on Sunday.
KENYON won both of its matches last weekend, winning in thrilling fashion over No. 16 DePauw, 4-3, in penalty strokes and storming by Earlham, 6-1. The Ladies have 13 wins this fall, tying the mark they totaled a year ago. Also, Rachel Hall’s (Los Angeles, CA/Harvard-Westlake) goal against Earlham on Sunday moved the senior into a tie for first place in Kenyon history with 41 career goals.
OBERLIN stayed close to Ohio Wesleyan, falling 3-0 on the road and then dropped a 7-0 decision to Wittenberg on Sunday.
OHIO WESLEYAN split a pair of conference contests last week, falling to Wooster before bouncing back to defeat Oberlin on Saturday. Cheyenne Gibbons (Tallmadge, OH/Western Reserve Academy) put OWU on the scoreboard just over three minutes into the game and sophomore midfielder Haley Savoie (Poway, CA/Del Norte) added a pair of goals in the 3-0 victory.
WITTENBERG dropped a 4-1 decision at Denison to open last week but pulled a great weekend together with back-to-back wins against Wooster, 3-2, and Oberlin, 7-0, at home on Saturday and Sunday. Beth Warning (Cincinnati, OH/Mount Notre Dame) found the back of the cage five times to lead the Tigers, including both game-winning goals.
WOOSTER split a pair of one-goal conference games, edging Ohio Wesleyan, 1-0, and falling to Wittenberg, 3-2. Senior forward Taylor Thorp (Hackettstown, NJ/Hackettstown) who accounted for the lone goal in the Scots’ win at OWU, scored again on Saturday, tying Wittenberg 1-1 in the first half.