NCAC Weekly Release (9-18-17) - Field Hockey

Earlham Senior Lara Khalifeh and Junior Maite Turlings
Earlham Senior Lara Khalifeh and Junior Maite Turlings

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Earlham (1-2, 1-3) defeated Ohio Wesleyan for the first time in 14 years, 3-1, last Saturday to secure a conference victory for the third consecuative season. Kenyon (3-0, 6-1) and Wittenberg (3-0, 5-1) sit atop the league standings as the final two unbeaten teams in league play. NCAC action continues this week with a contest scheduled Thursday, four Saturday and three more on Sunday.  

DENISON went 1-1 on the week and rebounded from a 1-0 double OT loss at Wooster with a 4-0 victory over Oberlin on Friday. For the second time this season, Denison held their opponents without a shot or penalty corner attempt in the win over Oberlin. DU outshot the Yeowomen 45-0. Alyssa Bahel (East Hampton, NY/East Hampton) led DU with three goals.

DEPAUW split a pair of NCAC games last weekend, falling to Kenyon, 4-3, and defeating Ohio Wesleyan, 7-2. Against OWU, Reilly Bruce (Chicago, IL/Francis Parker), Corina Bourantas (Wilmington, DE/Wilmington Christian) and Kate Milner (St. Louis, MO/John Burroughs School) all scored twice. Bruce finished the week with three goals and two assists. The Tigers travel to Oberlin and Wooster this weekend.

EARLHAM defeated Ohio Wesleyan for the first time since 2003 last Saturday with an impressive 3-1 victory. Junior Maite Turlings (Heemstede, Netherlands/Coornhert Lyceam) scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner.

KENYON went on the road and notched two wins last week against DePauw and Earlham. Kenyon is now 6-1 and a perfect 3-0 in NCAC play.

OBERLIN dropped a pair of conference games last week as they fell to Denison on Friday night and Wittenberg Sunday afternoon. On Friday night, junior goalkeeper Kennedy Kline (Philadelphia, PA/William Penn Charter) had a career day as she faced 45 shots and made 22 saves. This week the Yeowomen play Washington & Jefferson College on Thursday night and host two conference games versus DePauw on Saturday and Earlham Sunday.

OHIO WESLEYAN fell to both Earlham and DePauw last week in conference action. It was the first time since 2003 the Bishops have lost to Earlham. OWU returns to action this week when the Bishops hopes Denison on Thursday.

WITTENBERG improved to 5-1 with two shutout wins last weekend over NCAC opponents Wooster and Oberlin. The Tigers remain unbeaten in conference play at 3-0, riding a four-game winning streak. Senior Audrey Coler (Cincinnati, OH/Ursuline Academy) led the way for the Tigers with three goals on the week. Wittenberg averages just over three goals a game while letting in less than two.

WOOSTER improved to 2-0 in NCAC play for the first time since 2011 with an impressive 1-0 double overtime win over Denison on Wednesday. Sophomore Harriet Sudduth (Louisville, KY/Atherton) fed a perfect cross to first-year Kristina Miesel (Ann Arbor, MI/Pioneer) for the game-winning goal while first-year Katie Shideler (Gibsonia, PA/North Allegheny) finished the feed for her second collegiate goal.