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NCAC Weekly Release (9-8-14) - Field Hockey

NCAC Weekly Release (9-8-14) - Field Hockey

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20th-ranked DePauw improved to a perfect 4-0 on the year after picking up wins over Centre and fourth-ranked Christopher Newport last weekend. The North Coast entertains a full slate of conference matches this week with all eight teams playing at least one conference contest. League action gets started on Wednesday as Ohio Wesleyan (2-1, 0-0) travels to Wooster (0-2, 0-0) in the conference opener for both teams.

DENISON was idle last week. The Big Red will open NCAC play on September 13 against Earlham.

20th-ranked DEPAUW posted a pair of impressive victories last weekend, including knocking off a top-five team Saturday. The Tigers defeated fourth-ranked Christopher Newport, 2-1, with all three goals coming in the second-half. The Tigers then knocked off Centre on Sunday, 5-3, behind four goals from Paige Berliner (New Albany, OH/Columbus Academy), tying a school record. DePauw will open NCAC play on September 13 against Kenyon.

EARLHAM dropped its lone contest last week, falling to Wilson, 3-2. Grace Makhoul (Homs, Syria/UWC Pearson) and Megan Hut (Tiel, Netherlands/RSG Lingcollege) each recorded goals and Hut also added an assist.

KENYON split games at the Frostburg State University Tournament. The Ladies dropped the opening game, 4-1, to Washington College, but bounced back in the consolation game with a 5-0 victory over Transylvania. Rachel Hall (Los Angeles, CA/Harvard-Westlake) had two goals against Transylvania and Hannah Drake (Philadelphia, PA/Germantown Friends) added a goal and an assist.

OBERLIN was idle last week. The Yeowomen will open NCAC play on September 13 against Ohio Wesleyan.

OHIO WESLEYAN opened a two game trip to New York by defeating Houghton, 2-0, behind a game-winning goal from Cheyenne Gibbons (Tallmadge, OH/Western Reserve Academy), who also notched an assist on the second goal. The Bishops closed out the trip falling by 4-1 at Nazareth. Julia Melio (Winnetka, IL/New Trier) scored the lone goal for Ohio Wesleyan, while Kayla Wayne (Aurora, CO/Grandview) recorded five saves in goal.

WITTENBERG fell to 1-3 with a pair of losses at DePauw, first a 3-1 decision versus Centre before a 5-0 loss to fourth-ranked Christopher Newport.

WOOSTER was idle last week. The Fighting Scots will open NCAC play on September 10 against Ohio Wesleyan.