Kenyon (13-1-0, 10-0-0) and DePauw (10-3-0, 9-1-0) have each punched a ticket into the North Coast Tournament heading into the final two weeks of the regular season. Kenyon, which handed DePauw its lone loss in conference play earlier this year, will travel to Indiana to face the Tigers on Saturday.
DENISON went 1-2 last week, opening with a win over Ohio Wesleyan. The week was capped off on Saturday with a 3-2 loss to No. 13 Christopher Newport. Allie Bacon (Williamsburg, VA/Lafayette) scored one goal and had one assist against OWU.
DEPAUW is on a five-game winning streak (all against NCAC teams) and is 5-0 in October after winning both games on their schedule last weekend. On Saturday they took a 3-2 double-overtime win over Wooster, and on Sunday defeated Oberlin, 6-0. Paige Berliner (New Albany, OH/Columbus Academy) scored every goal on Saturday and contributed one goal and two assists in Sunday’s win.
EARLHAM defeated Oberlin, 2-1, for its third NCAC victory of the year. It marked the first time since 2008 the Quakers have recorded three league victories in a season. Junior Megan Hut (Tiel, Netherlands/RSG Lingcollege) scored both goals in the win and senior Kate Korobkina (Khabarovsk, Russia/UWC Pearson) registered 10 saves in net for the Quakers. Earlham returns to action to host Denison on Friday.
KENYON has won 11 in a row after home wins last week over Ohio Wesleyan and Wittenberg. Freshman forward Minke Verweij (Amsterdam, Netherlands/Het Amsterdams Lycem) assisted on the Ladies’ game-winning goal against Ohio Wesleyan and is now third on the team with three assists to her credit this year. Kenyon hits the road twice this week against DePauw and Earlham, needing just a couple more wins to claim the top spot in the NCAC Tournament.
OBERLIN suffered a pair of NCAC losses last week, falling in a tough 2-1 battle against Earlham and dropping 6-0 to DePauw on Sunday. The Yeowomen travel to Ohio Wesleyan on Friday before going to Springfield to face Wittenberg on Sunday.
OHIO WESLEYAN dropped a pair of NCAC contests last week, falling to Denison and Kenyon. Sophomore goalkeeper Jackie Feliciano (Glen Ellyn, IL/Glenbard West) finished with 20 saves on the week in cage for the Bishops. Ohio Wesleyan returns to action on Wednesday when they host Wooster.
WITTENBERG went 1-1 last week, with a 3-2 win over Denison and a 2-1 loss to Wittenberg. Sophomore forward Audrey Coler (Cincinnati, OH/Ursuline) scored the game-winning goal in the victory over the Big Red. The Tigers host a pair of NCAC contest this weekend as Wooster and Oberlin visit.
WOOSTER avenged an earlier loss and defeated Earlham by a 2-0 count on Friday, then pushed second-place DePauw to double overtime on Saturday before falling, 3-2. Junior Leah Prescott (Pittsford, NY/Pittsford Mendon) accounted for the lone offense against Earlham, scoring goals in the third and 13th minutes. Against DePauw, she assisted on both of the Scots’ goals, helping them to 1-0 and 2-1 leads during the first half. Wooster’s top scorer, Prescott now has 16 points (7 goals, 2 assists) on the season.