Denison Takes Down Fighting Scots to Remain Undefeated

After two lightning stoppages and a change of venue, the Denison Big Red completed a 9-6 victory over Wooster to remain undefeated at 12-0.

The match began at 5:00 p.m. at Wooster's Carl Dale Field, but was quickly interrupted by lightning in the area, less than 10 minutes into the first half. At the time of the first delay, Denison held a 3-0 advantage thanks to a pair of goals from Whitney Powel and one goal by Erin Keller.

Once play resumed, the Big Red struck quickly as Lizzy Pellicane scored off a pass from Keller, putting DU on top, 4-0 with 18:33 left in the first half.

The score would remain that way over the next 14 minutes but Wooster's Ellie Hudson-Heck would get the Fighting Scots back into the game with two goals to close out the first half.

In the first eight minutes of the second half DU would push its lead to 7-3 after two goals by Molly Chapman and one by Kelsey Wright.

Wooster would push back once again with goals by Cassie Greenbaum and Molly Sennett. Now leading 7-5, another lightning delay would occur with 12:21 to play. In addition to the storm, the sun was setting on Carl Dale Field. In order to finish the games the two teams packed up shop and moved to the lighted John Papp Stadium for the final 12 minutes of action.

After the move, Denison would strike first with an unassisted goal by Keller and a free position goal by Chapman. The Scots would score the match's final goal with 1:16 left, setting the final at 9-5.

Chapman paced Denison with three goals and one assist in addition to three ground balls. Keller posted two goals, one assist and led the team with five ground balls, while Powel finished with two goals, two draws and one caused turnover.

Grace Bodenmann turned in a five-save performance in her 60 minutes in cage for DU. Wooster's Shawna Ferris finished with nine saves. Denison outshot the Fighting Scots 27-13. They also held a 26-20 advantage in ground balls.

Denison improves to 12-0 overall and 5-0 in the North Coast Athletic Conference while Wooster drops to 10-3 and 3-2 in conference play. The Big Red will put its undefeated record on the line this Saturday (April 20) when they host Wittenberg at 1:00 p.m. at Piper Stadium. The Tigers are also undefeated in conference play and sit in a first-place tie with the Big Red at 5-0.


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