Denison Outguns Ohio Wesleyan in NCAC Battle

Denison continued its winning ways on Sunday afternoon with a 21-12 victory over Ohio Wesleyan from Selby Field. The win moves the Big Red's record to 11-0 overall and 4-0 in the NCAC.

The Battling Bishops played DU close through the first half, trailing 8-7 with 2:44 remaining in the period. Over the final two minutes, Denison's Erin Keller would score twice, giving Denison a little breathing room with a 10-7 lead at the half.

In the second half, the Big Red would score five-straight goals in the first four minutes of the half. Those scores would come from Whitney Powel (twice), Carol Allen, Molly Chapman, and Lizzy Pellicane.

Leading 15-7 with just under 26 minutes to play, OWU's Patricia Ryan would score her first goal of the contest, making the score 15-8. That goal would spark a second five-goal run by Denison that put the contest out of reach.

Chapman led all scorers with a career-high six goals and four assists. That marks her second 10-point outing of the season. It also runs her career point total to 122 (71 goals, 51 assists).

Powel also turned in an outstanding all-around effort, posting three goals, four draw controls, four caused turnovers and a career-best 10 ground balls. Pellicane added three goals and two assists while Elsie Humes checked in four goals on five shot attempts. Keller finished with three goals, five draw controls and two caused turnovers while Allen chipped in two goals and two assists.

Denison held a 37-20 advantage in shots and the Big Red posted 18 draw controls to Ohio Wesleyan's 17. Grace Bodenmann played 50 minutes in goal for Denison and recorded four saves. Jordan Bernstein played all 60 minutes for the Battling Bishops and posted seven saves.

The victory sets up and important week for the Big Red. On Tuesday (April 16) they will travel to The College of Wooster to take on the 10-2 Fighting Scots. On Saturday (April 20) Denison will host the Wittenberg Tigers, who are also currently undefeated in conference play at 5-0.


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