NCAC Weekly Release (10-9-17) - Field Hockey

Ohio Wesleyan Senior Courtney Peterson
Ohio Wesleyan Senior Courtney Peterson

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Denison (6-2, 9-3) handed Kenyon (7-1, 10-2) its first NCAC loss of the season last week but the Ladies continue to sit at the top of the league standings with three full weeks left in the conference schedule. Eight NCAC games are scheduled this week, beginning with Wooster (5-3, 8-4) visiting Denison on Tuesday and ending with three games on Saturday and three on Sunday.  

DENISON extended its winning streak to seven after an overtime victory at Kenyon and a 2-0 win at DePauw on Saturday. Kirsten Audette (East Aurora, NY/Iriquois) provided the game-winning goal 11 minutes into the first overtime at Kenyon. At 6-2, Denison trails Kenyon by one-half game in the conference standings.

DEPAUW suffered a pair of NCAC losses this past weekend as they failed to score in a 2-0 loss to Denison and a 3-0 loss to Wittenberg. They are now 7-5 overall and 5-3 in conference play.

EARLHAM scored a pair of goals in the final six minutes but came up one goal short in its comeback bid against Wittenberg, falling 3-2. Junior midfielder Maite Turlings (Heemstede, Netherlands/Coornhert Lyceam) rang up both goals for the Quakers in their comeback effort.

Despite an overtime loss to Denison earlier in the week, KENYON came back to defeat Oberlin, 6-0, and maintain its first-place hold in the conference. Kenyon improved its record to 10-2 and 7-1 in the NCAC with home games coming against Earlham and DePauw next weekend.

OBERLIN dropped a pair of NCAC matches last week, falling to Wooster, 5-0, and Kenyon, 6-0. Highlighting the week was junior goalkeeper Kennedy Kline (Philadelphia, PA/William Penn Charter) as she made 18 saves against Kenyon and now leads all NCAC goalies with 161 total saves.

OHIO WESLEYAN dropped a pair of NCAC contests last week, falling to Wittenberg on Tuesday, before losing to Wooster on Saturday. Alexis Roberts (Louisville, KY/Christian Academy) and Jamie Grant (Falls Church, VA/Stuart) scored the two goals for the Bishops and Alycia Goins (Lancaster, PA/Hempfield) finshed with 19 saves in two games including a season-high 17 against Wooster.

WITTENBERG had another unbeaten week, posting a 3-0 record, defeating Ohio Wesleyan, 6-1, on Wednesday, taking down Earlham on Saturday, 3-2, before traveling to DePauw and picking up Kelley Hubbell’s first win over the DPU Tigers, 3-0. Maddie Goelz (Worthington, OH/Thomas Worthington) scored two goals and Audrey Coler (Cincinnati, OH/Ursuline Academy) scored a goal and added an assist to lead Wittenberg.

WOOSTER picked up a pair of key NCAC wins last week as the conference slate reached the midway point. Senior Lauren Abbott (South Lyon, MI/Greenhills School) dished out three assists during Wooster’s 5-0 win over Oberlin on Wednesday. On Saturday, junior Erika Womack (Schwenksville, PA/Perkiomen Valley) delivered the game-winner in the 54th minute of Wooster’s 2-1 win over Ohio Wesleyan.