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NCAC Weekly Release (9-21-15) - Field Hockey

NCAC Weekly Release (9-21-15) - Field Hockey

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Earlham (2-1, 3-1) won back-to-back NCAC contests for the first time since 2002 after defeating Oberlin (0-3, 0-6) and Wooster (0-3, 1-7) last week. The victory over Oberlin was the first conference win since 2009 for the Quakers and the win against Wooster was the first for Earlham since the 1993 season. NCAC action continues this week with a contest scheduled Wednesday, two Friday, three Saturday and two more on Sunday. 

DENISON ran its winning streak to four after a 4-3 shootout win over Wittenberg and a 2-0 victory over Ohio Wesleyan. Sophomore Kirsten Audette (East Aurora, NY/Iroquois) posted three defensive saves against Wittenberg and she returned with one defensive save in the victory over Ohio Wesleyan on Saturday. Audette and the Big Red defense shutout OWU and held on for a 4-3 win over Wittenberg in a shootout.

DEPAUW stayed perfect in NCAC play with a couple of shutouts over the weekend. Reilly Bruce (Chicago, IL/Francis Parker) scored six goals in the two games including two against Wooster and a school-record tying four in the Oberlin win.

EARLHAM earned its first NCAC victory since the 2009 season after blanking Oberlin, 3-0, on Saturday. It was the first NCAC shutout since the 2008 season when the Quakers knocked off Denison, 1-0. On Sunday, Megan Hut (Tiel, Netherlands/RSG Lingcollege) recorded her second hat trick of the year as Earlham defeated Wooster, 3-2, in double overtime. It was the first victory for the Quakers over Wooster since 1993. Earlham is now 2-1 in conference play and returns to action when they travel to face Denison on Friday.

KENYON played two road games this past week and rang up a total of eight goals in a 5-1 NCAC victory at Wittenberg and a 3-0 win at Washington & Jefferson. Shannon Hart (Mandara, Harare, Zimbabwe/Hellenic Academy) and Katelyn Hutchinson (Pottstown, PA/St. George’s School) had two goals each at Wittenberg and Hutchinson tacked on another goal against W&J.

OBERLIN remained winless with defeats to Earlham, 3-0 and DePauw, 7-0 last week. Keeper Maggie Gossiaux (Metuchen, NJ/Metuchen) eclipsed the century mark in net with 107 saves on the year. Next up will be Ohio Wesleyan in the first installment of a three-match home stretch for the Yeowomen.

OHIO WESLEYAN dropped its lone contest last week, falling to Denison, 2-0, on the road. Sophomore Jackie Feliciano (Glen Ellyn, IL/Glenbard West) finished with 12 saves for Ohio Wesleyan. The Bishops return to action on Wednesday at Wooster.

WITTENBERG fell to 0-7 on the season with losses to NCAC rivals Denison and Kenyon last week. Freshman midfielder Blaine Donnelly (Hanover, MD/Archbishop Spalding) led the Tigers with a pair of goals on the week.

WOOSTER dropped a 2-1 non-league contest to Washington & Jefferson, then was swept on its conference trip to Indiana. After a 5-0 loss to DePauw on Saturday, a remarkable streak came to an end Sunday as Earlham knocked off the Scots for the first time since 1993 - a stretch of 43 games.