Denison Defeats Sewanee to Move to 8-0

Denison improved to 8-0 after a commanding 15-8 win over visiting Sewanee on Saturday afternoon at Piper Stadium. The victory marks the best start to a season for a Big Red women's lacrosse team in 26 years. That 1987 squad won its 10 games to start the year.

DU took a 9-4 lead in the first half and that offense was spawned by the Big Red's relentless defense. Sewanee struggled to protect the ball for much of the game, ending with 29 turnovers.

Meanwhile, Denison was efficient on the offensive end, scoring 15 goals on only 25 shot attempts. Whitney Powel led all scorers with four goals. She also added three draw controls and one caused turnover.

Erin Keller added a hat trick and one assist to go along with her game-high five caused turnovers, which was just one off the school record for caused turnovers in a game, set by Lulu Carter in 2011.

Joining Keller with three points was Carol Allen who notched two assists and one unassisted goal in the first half. Molly Cornbrooks also posted two goals and one assist in addition to her two ground balls and two caused turnovers.

For Sewanee (9-5), Olivia Vietor and Sally Anne Greenwood posted three goals apiece. Greenwood also finished with seven caused turnovers, six draw controls and eight ground balls. Tiger goalie Sammy Strasburger finished with five saves while Denison's netminder, Grace Bodenmann, ended with seven goals.

Denison outshot Sewanee 25-19 but the Tigers held a 16-9 advantage on draws. Each team scored three goals in free position situations while Sewanee committed 29 turnovers to Denison's 23.

At 8-0, Denison will return to action on Monday (April 8) when they host Washington & Jefferson College at 4:30 p.m. They will return to North Coast Athletic Conference action on Wednesday when they entertain DePauw in a 7:00 p.m. start from Piper Stadium.


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