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Fri Aug 30
Final
2 Denison
1 at Dickinson
in Carlisle, Pa.
Sat Aug 31
Final
3 Denison
0 at Elizabethtown
in Elizabethtown, Pa.
Fri Sep 06
Final
1 Denison
2 at #17 Wash. & Jeff.
in Washington, Pa.
Sun Sep 08
Final - OT
0 Washington and Lee
1 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Thu Sep 12
Final
1 Denison
0 at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Sat Sep 21
Final
0 Oberlin
6 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Sep 22
Final - OT
1 Rhodes
2 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Sep 25
Final
1 Ohio Wesleyan
0 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Sep 28
Final
4 Denison
0 at Allegheny
in Meadville, Pa.
Tue Oct 01
Final
2 Kenyon
1 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Oct 12
Final
0 Wooster
6 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Thu Oct 17
Final
2 Denison
0 at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Sat Oct 19
Final
0 Allegheny
6 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Oct 23
Final
1 Denison
0 at Earlham
in Richmond, Ind.
Sat Oct 26
Final
2 Denison
1 at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Tue Oct 29
Final
0 Wittenberg
1 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Nov 02
Final
5 Denison
0 at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Wed Nov 06
Final
0 DePauw
2 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio - NCAC Tournament Semifinal
Sat Nov 09
Final
1 Kenyon
2 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio - NCAC Championship
Wed Nov 13
Final
2 Denison
1 at Rochester (N.Y.)
in Rochester, N.Y. - NCAA Tournament First Round
Sat Nov 16
Final
0 Denison
3 vs. Tufts
@ Baltimore, MD in Baltimore, Md. - NCAA Tournament Second Round
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Denison field hockey wins NCAC Championship

Denison Field Hockey: 2017 NCAC Champions  |  Photo by Jace Delgado
Denison Field Hockey: 2017 NCAC Champions | Photo by Jace Delgado

GRANVILLE, Ohio--  Denison field hockey completed the sweep, winning the North Coast Athletic Conference regular season and tournament championships, following a 2-1 victory over Wittenberg in the NCAC Tournament championship.  With the win, Denison extends its unbeaten streak to 15 games and will represent the NCAC in the 2017 NCAA Division III Tournament.

Just as they did in the tournament semifinal, the Big Red took a 1-0 lead in the opening five minutes of play.  On Denison's first shot attempt of the day, Charlotte Godfrey centered a pass from the right post to Abby Scully who found a soft spot in the circle and buried the shot into the back of the cage.  The goal was the third of the season for Scully.

In the 20th minute of play, Denison's Jen Durbin inserted a penalty corner that was well-struck by Charlotte Happel.  The attempt was solid but sailed just wide of the cage.

Seven minutes later, Wittenberg's Channa Visseren fired a pass from 30 yards away through the heart of the Denison defense.  Her teammate, Riley Trexler, got a piece of Visseren's pass and the ball shot into the goal, tying the match at 1-1.

Two minutes before halftime, Denison took back the lead when Durbin scored in front of the cage after corralling the rebound from Happel.

In the second half, Denison nearly took a 3-1 lead with 26 minutes to play but Tiger goalie Allie Purvis was there to provide consecutive saves on shots by Happel and Emily Marlatt.

Over the final 20 minutes, the Big Red outshot the Tigers 5-0 and out-cornered Wittenberg 5-0.  That propelled Denison to the championship.

Godfrey led DU with eight shots.  Happel finished with six shots and Lucy Pearsall posted three shots.  Denison goalie Kerry Lawler ended with two saves while playing all 70 minutes.

For Wittenberg, Purvis finished with 11 saves and Zara Tickner posted one defensive save.

In the postgame awards ceremony, Godfrey was named the tournament MVP and Pearsall, Durbin and Michelle Kabaira were named to the All-Tournament team.

This is Denison's second NCAC Tournament title and their first since 2011.  The NCAA will announce the Division III Tournament bracket at 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5 at ncaa.com.  Check denisonbigred.com for information on Denison's NCAA Tournament draw.

 

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