NCAC Weekly Release (9-28-15) - Field Hockey

NCAC Weekly Release (9-28-15) - Field Hockey

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Kenyon (5-0, 8-1) rattled off its sixth straight win last week after picking up a pair of NCAC shutout victories against Earlham (2-3, 3-4) and DePauw (4-1, 5-3). The Ladies are the lone undefeated team in conference action and have now won 14 consecutive regular season NCAC contests dating back to last season. NCAC action continues this week with one game scheduled for Thursday and Friday, followed by two contests on Saturday.  

DENISON went 1-1 on the week and moved to 5-3 on the year after a win over Earlham and a 2-1 loss to DePauw. Senior Britta Marden (Belmont, MA/Belmont) scored Denison’s only goal against DePauw, while adding one goal and two assists in the 5-1 win over Earlham. Marden leads Denison in points with 14 (5 goals, 4 assists).

DEPAUW split a pair of NCAC contests last week, defeating Denison on Saturday, 2-1, before falling to Kenyon, 1-0, in a tough contest on Sunday. Sophomore Paige Berliner (New Albany, OH/Columbus Academy) scored both goals in the win over the Big Red. DePauw returns to action on Saturday when the Tigers travel to Delaware to take on Ohio Wesleyan.

EARLHAM dropped both its NCAC contests last week, falling to Denison, 5-1, on Friday and then 5-0 to Kenyon on Saturday. The Quakers return to action on Friday at Wittenberg.

KENYON rattled off two more conference wins to move its record to 8-1 overall and 5-0 in the NCAC. Sophomore Shannon Hart (Mandara, Harare, Zimbabwe/Hellenic Academy) scored two goals Saturday in a 5-0 home win against Earlham and while freshman Abbey Roswell (Baltimore, MD/Roland Park Country School) scored the lone goal in Sunday’s 1-0 victory over DePauw.

OBERLIN continues to show signs of growth under new head coach Tiffany Saunders, but can’t seem to mark one in the win column. The Yeowomen had two conference matches over the weekend, falling to Ohio Wesleyan and Wittenberg on Friday night and Saturday afternoon, respectively. Oberlin will take the school week off from competition before battling Wooster on Saturday afternoon at 11 a.m.

OHIO WESLEYAN was impressive last week, picking up a pair of NCAC wins and running its conference record to 3-2 and its overall record to 5-3. The Bishops knocked off Wooster, 3-2, on Wednesday before defeating Oberlin, 7-2, on Saturday. Senior forward Montana Knapp (San Diego, CA/Patrick Henry) scored twice, including the game-winner at Wooster and then rang up a hat trick to lead OWU to the win at Oberlin.

After 0-7 start to the season, WITTENBERG hit the road to defeat Oberlin and Wooster for its first two wins of the season. Freshman Blaine Donnelly (Hanover, MD/Archbishop Spalding) scored first two goals of the game in the 4-0 win over Oberlin, including the game-winner at the 23:04 mark of the first half. Donnelly also assisted on Paige Vanerstrom’s (Pittsburgh, PA/North Allegheny) game-winner in a 3-1 victory over Wooster.

WOOSTER lost a pair of close conference games at home to Ohio Wesleyan on Wednesday and to Wittenberg Sunday afternoon. Junior forward Leah Prescott (Pittsford, NY/Pittsford Mendon) gave Wooster leads of 1-0 and 2-1 before Ohio Wesleyan came back for a 3-2 victory. Those were her fourth and fifth goals of the season.