GRANVILLE, Ohio-- Denison captured their record 19th North Coast Athletic Conference Championship on Wednesday after a 17-5 victory over Kenyon College. The Big Red completed conference slate with a perfect 8-0 record. They will be the No. 1 seed in next week's NCAC Tournament.
Just as they have done throughout the regular season, the Big Red asserted themselves early, scoring the first 12 goals of the game. Four of the first 12 goals came from Maddy Heher who set a new career-high with four goals on only five shot attempts.
Claire Ludlow tallied six points (3 goals, 3 assists). She is two points away from passing Denison Hall of Famer Cheryl Connolly for second place in career scoring. She is also four goals away from passing Connolly for second place in career goals scored. In 67 career games played, Ludlow has totaled 236 points (168 goals, 68 assists).
Kenyon was led in scoring by Kat Englert who scored four of the team's five goals.
Denison outshot Kenyon 31-10 and won 14 of 23 draw controls.
The Big Red will close out the regular season on Saturday (April 29) when they play Stevenson at a neutral site in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania. The NCAC Tournament semifinal will take place at Piper Stadium next Wednesday (May 3) at a time to be determined.