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NCAC Weekly Release (9-25-17) - Field Hockey

Wooster Freshman Sydney Schuster
Wooster Freshman Sydney Schuster

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Kenyon (5-0, 8-1) remained the lone unbeaten team in NCAC play and sits atop the league standings after defeating Ohio Wesleyan (0-5, 2-6) and Wittenberg (3-2, 5-3) last weekend. The Ladies’ eight wins through their first nine games marks just the second time the program has hit that mark dating back to 1986, most recently done in 2015.  

DENISON went 2-0 last week, beating Ohio Wesleyan, 2-0, on Thursday. On Saturday, the Big Red went to Wittenberg and defeated the Tigers 3-2 in overtime thanks to goals from freshman Charlotte Godfrey (Denver, CO/Cherry Creek) in the 64th and 72nd minutes.

DEPAUW captured two conference wins last weekend with a 2-1 OT win over Oberlin and a 4-0 win over Wooster. Five different Tigers scored and freshman goalie Hannah Metzger (Lake Forest, IL/Lake Forest) recorded her first shutout. DePauw is now 5-3 overall and 4-1 in the conference.

EARLHAM split a pair of conference contests last week, falling to Wooster on Saturday before racking up seven goals in a shutout win against Oberlin. The seven goals marks a program high over the last 20 years. Senior Megan Hut (Tiel, The Netherlands/RSG Lingcollege) led the Quakers with three goals and one assist in the win.

KENYON downed Ohio Wesleyan and Wittenberg last week, moving its record to 8-1 and 5-0 in the conference. The Ladies have won four in a row and have outscored their opponents 14-4 during that stretch. Additionally, the team’s 8-1 start is only the third occurrence with archived stats dating back to 1986. (‘97 &’15).

OBERLIN went 0-3, dropping a non-conference affair at Washington & Jefferson, 8-0, before returning home to host DePauw and Earlham. The Yeowomen pushed the Tigers to overtime, but finished on the wrong end of 2-1 decision. Oberlin ended the weekend with a 7-0 loss to the Quakers. Sophomore Libby Royer (Columbus, OH/Upper Arlington) scored her second goal of the season against the Tigers.

OHIO WESLEYAN was shutout in a pair of NCAC contests last week, falling to Denison and Kenyon. The Bishops return to action looking for their first conference win of the year when they host Oberlin on Tuesday.

WITTENBERG hosted Denison and Kenyon over the weekend, falling to the Big Red in OT, 3-2, and 5-1 to the Ladies of Kenyon. Blanie Donnelly (Hanover, MD/Archbishop Spalding) scored a goal in each game for the Tigers.

WOOSTER improved to 6-2 with a 2-0 shutout over Earlham on Saturday, marking the Scots’ best eight-game stretch to start a season since 2009. The shutout marked Wooster’s fourth of the season, three of which have come in league play.