Tue Apr 04
26 #10 Denison
1 at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Sat Apr 08
5 Oberlin
21 #10 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Apr 12
17 #4 Denison
6 at Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Sun Apr 16
12 #4 Denison
8 at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Wed Apr 19
23 #4 Denison
5 at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Sat Apr 22
1 Wabash
25 #4 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Apr 26
3 Wooster
21 #4 Denison
in Granville, Ohio - NCAC Tournament Semifinal
Sun Apr 30
8 Ohio Wesleyan
16 #4 Denison
in Granville, Ohio - NCAC Tournament Championship
Wed May 10
9 Carthage
17 #4 Denison
in Granville, Ohio - NCAA Tournament Second Round
Sat May 13
11 Ill. Wesleyan
25 #5 Denison
in Granville, Ohio - NCAA Tournament Third Round
Wed May 17
9 #16 Lynchburg
18 #5 Denison
in Granville, Ohio - NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal
Sun May 21
11 #5 Denison
12 at #1 Salisbury
in Salisbury, Md. - NCAA Tournament Semifinal
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#10 Big Red pulls away from Wittenberg

Will Donohue  |  Photo by Jace Delgado
Will Donohue | Photo by Jace Delgado

GRANVILLE, Ohio--  No. 10 Denison won their seventh straight game as they dispatched visiting Wittenberg University, 18-10 at Piper Stadium.

The Tigers made a statement early, opening up a 4-1 lead in the first seven minutes of the contest.  Denison answered with four-straight goals to take a 5-4 lead with two minutes to play in the first.  Denison's Will Donohue scored a pair of man-up goals after Wittenberg's Brent Whitehead was flagged for a two-minute non-releasable penalty after an illegal body check.

In the first quarter, Wittenberg was penalized three times and the Big Red was 3-for-3 in man-up.  The Tigers did get on the board with 39 seconds left in the first as Michael Coyle tied the game at 5-5.

Things calmed down in the second quarter as the Denison defense clamped down and held Wittenberg scoreless.  In fact, the Tigers would not score again until the 2:56 mark in the third quarter.  During that span, the Big Red opened up a 13-5 lead. 

Attackmen Liam Rooney and Donohue had great chemistry on offense as the pair combined to account for 17 points in the game.  Donohue led all scorers with six goals and three assists on eight shots.  Rooney notched a hat trick and had five assists, running his season total for assists to 34.  Rooney is just one goal shy of 100 career goals.  Only two players in Denison lacrosse history have scored 100 career goals and 100 career assists (Dave Baxter '81, Sean O'Brien '01).

Denison held a 41-31 advantage in shots while winning the ground ball game, 44-31.  Henry DeCamp was 21-of-28 when facing off.  He finished with eight ground balls.  Josh Happ led the way with nine ground balls while Teddy Sawyer posted four caused turnovers and six ground balls.

Rounding out the scoring for Denison was Spencer Butler (3 goals, 1 assist), Jake Waxter (2 goals, 1 assist), Owen Armstrong (1 goal, 1 assist), Alex Paulus (1 goal) and Jamie McCahan (1 goal).

Stephen Paras recorded five saves in 55 minutes.  Will Nabors finished out the final five minutes and posted one save for Denison.  Wittenberg's Colin Cahill had seven saves for the Tigers.

Denison moves to 7-1 and 2-0 in the North Coast Athletic Conference while Wittenberg drops to 5-4 and 2-1 in conference play.

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