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DePauw and Denison play to stalemate

David Jaben  |  Photo by Jace Delgado
David Jaben | Photo by Jace Delgado

GRANVILLE, Ohio--  Denison and DePauw played in a scoreless draw on Saturday afternoon at Barclay-Thomsen Field.  It marked the first tie of the season for the Big Red which moved their record to 4-6-1 on the season and an even 1-1-1 in North Coast Athletic Conference play.

Despite the 28 total shots taken, quality scoring opportunities were not plentiful.  In the first half, Denison's Jasdeep Khaira took a free kick from 30-yards away that had to be punched out by DePauw keeper Austin Bodner.  

Nine minutes later, DePauw's best chance of the day was produced by Sam Kramer but his attempt went just wide of the goal.

Early in the second half, DePauw threatened once again when Peter White's shot sailed just wide he was set up by a nifty through ball.  The Big Red averted disaster in the 68th minute of play after Taras Tataryn sent a corner kick into the box.  Nick Carlson was there with the shot but Denison goalkeeper Jack Thomas posted the save, keeping the match tied at 0-0.

Just over six minutes into overtime, Denison's Max Haupt put a corner kick into play and Will Rudolph had a good look that was blocked by a Tiger defender.

Thomas came through once again in the 117th minute when Taras got free and uncorked a strong shot from just inside the 18-yard box that forced the Big Red keeper to dive and make the save.

Denison was led in shots by Luis Zamora who took seven followed by Rudolph who ended with three.  The Big Red outshot DePauw, 15-13 as Thomas tallied five saves while Austin Bodner ended with four stops.  The corner kick advantage also went to the Big Red, 8-5.

DePauw moves to 4-4-2 and 1-1-1 in the NCAC while Denison's record moves to 4-6-1 and 1-1-1.  Denison's next opponent is Oberlin on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at Barclay-Thomsen Field.