September 14, 2013

Five first half goals stun Quakers

Denison jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first half and never looked back, resulting in a 7-2 victory over host Earlham College on Saturday.  The Big Red was led offensively by Alex B. Berman who posted the second hat trick of her career.  All three of Berman's goals would come in the opening half of play.

Other DU first half goals were scored by Rachel Mabie on an assist by Tonie Michaels and senior Katie McMahon who provided the second marker of the contest.

In the second half, Sara Hofmann put one home in the 41st minute of action and Kate Hackett would tack on Denison's seventh and final goal of the match in the 67th minute.

The Big Red dominated in the shot department, 23-4 while out-cornering the Quakers 15-6.  Laura Campbell finished with two saves in her 70 minutes of action while her counterpart, Helen Titcomb posted 15 saves in cage for Earlham.

The win keeps Denison undefeated at 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the North Coast Athletic Conference. It also marks their first non-overtime victory of the year.  DU will face its toughest test of the young season tomorrow when they travel to No. 16 DePauw for an 11 a.m. start.