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Big Red set to open NCAC Tournament at Kenyon

Jordan Williams  |  Photo by Jace Delgado
Jordan Williams | Photo by Jace Delgado

Thanks to a 3-1-3 conference record in the month of October, Denison men's soccer will enter the 2017 North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament as the No. 4 seed. They will travel to No. 1 Kenyon College on Wednesday, Nov. 1 to begin NCAC semifinal action at 2 p.m. This will be DU's first tournament bid since 2010 when they finished in a three-way tie for third place in the conference.

Finishing the regular season at 7-7-3 and 4-2-3 in the NCAC, the Big Red have been led offensively by senior Jordan Williams and junior Luis Zamora. The veteran tandem has combined for 11 goals this season, seven of which have occurred since a 2-0 victory over Oberlin College on Oct. 11. DU has also received recent production from freshman Max Gottesfeld who has scored two goals and added two assists over the last five matches.

David Jaben, Eric Buer and Ryan Albers have helped Denison's defense finish the season strong, allowing only six goals in the last seven matches played. Senior goalkeeper Jack Thomas has enjoyed recent success, finishing October with 18 total saves and a record of 2-1-3.

Opposite the Big Red, the Lords finished the regular season at 14-2-2, going undefeated in the NCAC at 9-0. Ranked ninth in the country, Kenyon is led by senior Henry Myers, who has found the net 13 times this season. KC has relied on freshman Ian McInturf in goal, where he has recorded nine shutouts and 10 goals allowed in 2017.

To attend Wednesday's contest at Mavec Field, tickets can be purchased at the gate for $7 for adults and $3 for children (18 years of age and under). NCAC students will receive admission at no cost with proof of a student ID.

If you can't make it to Gambier, Ohio, Kenyon will be providing a live video broadcast and live stats for the semifinal contest.