NCAC Weekly Release (3-26-18) - Men's Lacrosse

Wooster senior Alexander Bloom
Wooster senior Alexander Bloom

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Ohio Wesleyan (2-0, 7-2), Wooster (2-0, 6-3) and Wittenberg (2-0, 4-4) all remained undefeated in conference play with victories over Kenyon (2-1, 6-3), Hiram (0-2, 4-3) and Oberlin (0-2, 5-3), respectively. NCAC action continues this week, highlighted by Denison (1-0, 6-2) visiting Wittenberg on Saturday. 

DENISON, ranked ninth in the most recent USILA poll, went 1-0 last week after defeating Rhodes, 12-8, at Queens University in Charlotte, NC. The Big Red were led by junior attack Brooks Davy (Wilmington, NC/Episcopal) who totaled four goals on nine shots in the win.

DEPAUW dropped a pair of games, including a 9-8 double overtime contest against Alma. For the week, Nate Greenberg (Westlake, OH/Westlake) led the Tigers with six points on three goals and three assists, while Will Roberts (Carmel, IN/Carmel) scored a team-best four goals.

HIRAM competed against Wooster last week, falling to the Scots, 24-13, on Saturday. In the loss, senior Nick Rollason (Pickerington, OH/Pickerington North) became the Terriers’ all-time leading goal scorer, pushing his career total to 87 with a hat trick. Tim Stucky (Bellbrook, OH/Bellbrook) paced the Hiram offense with seven points (5g/2a), while Hunter Jenkins (Solon, OH/Solon) added six (2g/4a) and Rollason, five.

KENYON earned an 11-10 overtime win against Otterbein last Wednesday before falling 21-10 at 15th-ranked Ohio Wesleyan. The Lords moved to 6-3 and 2-1 in the NCAC.

OBERLIN dropped a pair of contests this past week, falling 8-6 at Kean and 14-8 against Wittenberg. The Yeomen trailed just 9-7 early in the fourth quarter against the Tigers, but they pulled away to hand Oberlin its first conference loss of the year. Sophomore goalie Calvin Filson (Williamstown, MA/Mt. Greylock Regional) made 23 saves over the two games, including 10 against Wittenberg.

OHIO WESLEYAN, ranked 15th in the most recent USILA poll, improved to 2-0 in league play following a 21-10 victory over Kenyon. Junior attacker Steven Hildebrand (Berwyn, PA/Conestoga) led the Bishops with six goals and three assists, while Max Tennant (Englewood, CO/Cherry Creek) finished with six goals.

WABASH split two matches last week. After scoring a 24-0 win at Earlham on Tuesday evening, the Little Giants battled Hope and blizzard-like conditions in a 16-4 loss Saturday. Tucker Dixon (Zionsville, IN/Zionsville) scored seven goals and added three assists in the Little Giants’ win at Earlham to tie the Wabash record for points scored in a game with 10. Collin Brennan (Carmel, IN/Carmel) added five goals and four assists in the two games for Wabash.

WITTENBERG has won three-straight games after knocking off Oberlin, 14-8, on Saturday to move to 2-0 in league play. Sophomore attacker Michael Coyle (Grosse Pointe, MI/Grosse Pointe South) led the Tigers with three goals and three assists in the win.

WOOSTER erupted for a 10-goal first period during its 24-13 win over Hiram on Saturday. The Scots will be looking to open up league play 3-0 for the third straight year on Friday night when Wooster takes on Oberlin. Senior Sam Kuhn (Towson, MD/Loyola Blakefield) and first-year Shaun Peirce (North Altleboro, MA/Bishop Feehan) scored six goals each against Hiram, while first-year Connor Mangan (Sewickley, PA/Quaker Valley) scooped up 12 groundballs.