Ohio Wesleyan (3-0, 8-2), Wooster (3-0, 8-3) and Denison (2-0, 8-1) all remained undefeated in conference play with victories over Hiram (0-3, 2-5), Oberlin (0-3, 4-6) and Wittenberg (2-1, 5-4), respectively. NCAC action continues this week with four contests scheduled for Tuesday and four more on Saturday.
DENISON, ranked 10h in the most recent USILA poll, won its seventh straight game as the Big Red took care of NCAC opponent Wittenberg, 18-10. Will Donohue (Charlotte, NC/Charlotte Latin School) and Liam Rooney (Redding, CT/Joel Barlow) combined for 17 points in the game. Donohue finished with six goals and three assists, while his teammate, Rooney, had three goals and five assists. Rooney is one goal shy of 100 career goals which would put him in exclusive company as only two other Denison players have ever scored 100 goals and assisted on 100 goals.
DEPAUW is 5-3 for the first time in the five-year history of the program after picking up a pair of non-conference wins last week. William Dorger (Cincinnati, OH/St. Xavier) and Steen Jorgensen (Kenilworth, IL/New Trier) each scored six goals in the two games .
HIRAM dropped a pair of games last week. Hiram first fell 17-16 in double OT at Franciscan, before dropping an NCAC decision to Ohio Wesleyan. In the loss to the Barons, the Terriers used a 6-1, fourth-quarter run to force OT before falling. Freshman Hunter Jenkins (Solon, OH/Solon) set new Hiram standards in both goals (7) and total points (10) in the loss. Nick Rollason (Pickerington, OH/Pickerington North) led Hiram in the loss to OWU, posting a multi-goal game.
KENYON came up with a 26-8 road win at Wabash last week, moving the team’s record to 4-4 and 2-1 in conference play. Kenyon junior attacker Josh Galardi (San Francisco, CA/University) led the way with four goals in the win. Kenyon will continue play this week at home against Wooster (4/4) and at Wittenberg (4/8).
OBERLIN turned in a 1-1 week, knocking off non-conference foe Washington & Jefferson, 14-11, before falling at home to Wooster, 13-8. Senior Captain Kinori Rosnow (Kirkland, WA/Overklake) totaled six goals and 26 ground balls over the two games. Rosnow also went 39-of-53 at the face-off X.
OHIO WESLEYAN picked up a pair of victories last week, defeating non-conference opponent Frostburg State on Wednesday and then knocking off Hiram on Saturday to improve to 3-0 in NCAC play. Sophomore attacker Max Tennant (Englewood, CO/Cherry Creek) rang up 10 goals and one assist on the week, including six goals in the win against the Terriers.
WABASH split a pair of games last week. The Little Giants scored a 10-9 road win at Wilmington in non-conference action on Wednesday, prior to suffering a 26-8 home loss Kenyon on Saturday in NCAC action. Steven Stark (Indianapolis, IN/Cathedral) scored the game-winning goal for the Little Giants in the Wilmington contest as one of three goals overall for the evening. Stark also notched three goals and three assists in the loss to Kenyon Saturday.
WITTENBERG dropped its lone contest last week, falling to Denison, 18-10. Zach Shy (Columbus, OH/Upper Arlington) scored two goals and added an assist in the loss.
WOOSTER improved to 3-0 in NCAC play for the second-straight year with a 13-8 win over Oberlin on Saturday. Senior Matt Parmelee (South Glastonbury, CT/Glastonbury) scored a career-high five goals in the win. Wooster outscored Oberlin, 5-0, in the second period and now has allowed three or fewer first-half goals five times this season.