Fri Sep 01
Final
1 Denison
4 vs. Loras
@ Wheaton, Ill. in Wheaton, Ill.
Sat Sep 02
Final
2 Denison
1 vs. Whitworth
@ Wheaton, Ill. in Wheaton, Ill.
Wed Sep 06
Final - 2OT
0 Denison
0 at Otterbein
in Westerville, Ohio
Sat Sep 09
Final - 2OT
0 Dominican (Ill.)
0 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Sep 10
Final
0 #22 Washington and Lee
1 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Sep 13
Final
0 Denison
1 at Ohio Northern
in Ada, Ohio
Sat Sep 16
Final
1 Denison
0 at Centre
in Danville, Ky.
Sat Sep 23
Final
1 Denison
2 at Allegheny
in Meadville, Pa.
Wed Sep 27
Final
0 Westminster (Pa.)
5 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Sep 30
Final - 2OT
0 Denison
0 at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Sat Oct 07
Final
0 DePauw
2 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Oct 10
Final - 2OT
3 Denison
3 at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sat Oct 14
Final - OT
1 Denison
2 at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Tue Oct 17
Final - OT
0 Denison
1 at Grove City
in Grove City, Pa.
Sat Oct 21
Final
2 Wooster
4 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Oct 24
7:00 PM
Hiram
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Oct 28
1:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
No Event
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Gators strike early to defeat Big Red in NCAC opener

Kelly O'Neill  |  Photo by: Jace Delgado
Kelly O'Neill | Photo by: Jace Delgado

MEADVILLE, Pa. – Allegheny's Shannon McGuinn scored four minutes into the match and Kelli Gaus added a second goal in the 13th minute as the Gators defeated Denison 2-1 in their North Coast Athletic Conference opener on Saturday afternoon.

For the match's first goal, McGuinn took a shot from 30 yards out that beat Denison's keeper Jenny Herold in the upper righthand corner of the net. Nine minutes later, Gaus received a cross from Hannah Smith and finished it in goal to give Allegheny an early 2-0 lead.

Denison's Kelly O'Neill finished a corner kick in the 68th minute to cut the deficit in half, but Allegheny's goalkeeper Maya Hackman recorded an impressive day to keep the DU offense at bay. In a full 90 minutes of action, Hackman totaled 11 saves as the Big Red outshot the Gators 25-10 on the afternoon. On the other side of the pitch, Herold recorded one save for Denison in a full match effort.

The Big Red will return to Barclay-Thomsen Field on Wednesday, Sept. 27 when they host Westminster College at 7 p.m.