Kenyon (2-0, 4-1) won its 11th-straight NCAC contest last week after a 3-0 shutout victory over Wooster (0-1, 1-4). The Ladies current conference-winning streak dates back to the 2014 season in which Kenyon finished the season with nine-straight conference victories. Conference action continues this week with all eight teams in action with one contest scheduled for Thursday, four on Saturday and two Sunday.
DENISON moved back to .500 after wins over Oberlin, 6-1 and Johns Hopkins, 2-1. Jen Durbin (Ann Arbor, MI/Huron) scored twice against Oberlin and once in the win over JHU.
DEPAUW moved to 2-2 on the season after splitting its weekend matches. The Tigers opened NCAC play with a 5-2 win over Wittenberg on Friday as Grace Goodbarn (Highlands Ranch, CO/Mountain View) scored a pair of goals to lead DePauw. The Tigers closed out the weekend with a tough 4-1 loss against Rhodes.
EARLHAM opened up NCAC play with an 8-1 loss on the road at Ohio Wesleyan on Wednesday before falling to non-conference opponent Sewanee on Sunday. In the loss to OWU, junior Kaitlyn Brunner (Aurora, CO/ Cherokee Trail) scored the lone goal for the Quakers. Earlham returns to action this week as they host Oberlin in the NCAC home opener for the Quakers on Saturday.
KENYON out-shot Wooster, 39-1, and remained perfect in NCAC play after picking up the 3-0 victory last Wednesday. Defensively, the Ladies are still potent having allowed a conference-low four goals through five contests this year. Senior Maddie Breschi (Carlisle, PA/Carlisle) now has a team-high five goals and 11 points on the year.
OBERLIN opened up NCAC play, falling to Denison, 6-1, before dropping a 4-0 decision to Johns Hopkins. Against the Big Red, Maureen Coffey (Manassas, VA/Stonewall Jackson) netted her second goal of the season.
OHIO WESLEYAN posted a 2-1 record last week, including improving to .500 in NCAC play after a victory over Earlham on Wednesday. Against the Quakers, junior Haley Savoie (San Diego, CA/Del Norte) recorded a hat trick and senior forward Montana Knapp (San Diego, CA/Patrick Henry) added two more goals in the Bishops’ 8-1 win. Sophomore goalie Jackie Feliciano (Glen Ellyn, IL/Glenbard West) was credited with 22 saves on the week, including a shutout in the win over Bethany.
WITTENBERG dropped a pair of contests last week, falling to DePauw on the road to open up league play for the Tigers, before losing to non-conference foe Rhodes. Sophomore Maddie Goelz (Worthington, OH/Thomas Worthington) led Wittenberg on the week with one goal and one assist.
WOOSTER lost a pair of 3-0 games last week to opponents that were part of the 2014 NCAA Div. III Championships field, Kenyon on Wednesday and Centre on Sunday. Senior goalie Danielle Slichenmyer (Sherborn, MA/Brimmer & May School) matched her career high with 15 saves at Kenyon while keeping the Ladies scoreless for the opening 60 minutes of the game, then added four stops against Centre.