DePauw (0-0, 1-1) earned its first victory in program history last week, defeating Elmhurst, 14-6, led by Robert Lapp (Chicago, IL/Loyola Academy) and Adam Bridges (Indianapolis, IN/Cathedral) who each who registered six goals in the win. North Coast men's lacrosse squads continue to impress early in 2014 posting an overall record versus non-conference opponents of 16-2. Conference play opens up this week as Denison (0-0, 4-0) travels to face Wooster (0-0, 2-0) on Sunday.
For the second time in five days, DENISON handed a nationally ranked opponent from Virginia a loss on its home field. On Wednesday, the 10th ranked Big Red rolled to a 12-4 win over No. 13 Roanoke at Kerr Stadium in Roanoke, Virginia. From the opening horn, Denison dominated possession and put pressure on the Roanoke defense. DU led 2-1 after the opening quarter, despite having the ball for the majority of the period. In the second quarter the flood gates opened as DU got five goals from five different players. The Big Red outshot the Maroons, 14-3, in the second quarter. Eight different players scored for Denison as Eddie Vita (Coronado, CA/Coronado) led with three goals and one assist. As a team, DU outshot Roanoke, 51-21, and won the ground ball battle, 44-28.
DEPAUW topped Elmhurst, 14-6, for the first win in program history. Robert Lapp (Chicago, IL/Loyola Academy) and Adam Bridges (Indianapolis, IN/Cathedral) each scored six goals in the win, while Grant Skipper (Gaithersburg, MD/Quince Orchard) won 14 of 18 faceoffs and led with 11 ground balls.
HIRAM will open the 2014 season on Wednesday, March 5th, at home against Capital at 4:00 p.m.
KENYON junior attack Nick Lenard (Wayne, PA/Episcopal Acad.) registered three goals Sunday, but a late run by the Lords fell short during an 8-7 loss at Sewanee.
OBERLIN started its season with a pair of victories, taking down Mount Union, 13-4, and Olivet, 12-4. Nine different Yeomen scored at least one goal over the two games with sophomore Alex Wagman (Lutherville, MD/Deerfield) leading the way with seven, while classmate Nick Lobley (Port Washington, NY/Portledge School) added six.
OHIO WESLEYAN won a pair of non-conference games last week, defeating St. Vincent, 14-4, on Wednesday, before topping Aurora, 7-5, on Saturday. Junior attacker Tommy Minkler (Oakton, VA/Landon School) scored three goals in OWU's win over St. Vincent, while senior attacker Casey Helms (Montclair, NJ/Montclair) scored three goals in the Bishops' two-goal victory over Aurora. On the week, Minkler scored four goals and dished out five assists for nine total points.
With a 13-4 win at Transylvania on Saturday, WITTENBERG picked up its second win in as many tries. Junior Sean Kelleher (Lake Forest, IL/Lake Forest) led the scoring with a career-high four goals, while sophomore Andrew Fuss (New Albany, OH/Gahanna Lincoln) netted two goals and three assists and his twin brother Thomas Fuss (New Albany, OH/Gahanna Lincoln) provided three goals and two assists.
WOOSTER freshman attacker Pat McKay (South Lyon, MI/South Lyon) assisted the game-tying goal with :28 remaining in regulation, then scored the game-winner early in the second overtime to lift the Fighting Scots past John Carroll 8-7. Overall, McKay was part of four of the eight goals, scoring two and assisting on two others.