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Sat Mar 11
Final
4 Montclair St.
13 vs. #19 Denison
@ U.S. Lacrosse Headquarters in Sparks, Md.
Fri Mar 17
Final
11 #17 Denison
3 vs. #11 Dickinson
@ Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Md.
Sat Mar 18
Final
6 Nazareth
17 vs. #17 Denison
@ Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Md.
Sat Mar 25
Final
20 #12 Denison
4 at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Sat Apr 01
Final
10 Wittenberg
18 #10 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Apr 04
Final
26 #10 Denison
1 at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Sat Apr 08
Final
5 Oberlin
21 #10 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Apr 12
Final
17 #4 Denison
6 at Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Sun Apr 16
Final
12 #4 Denison
8 at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Wed Apr 19
Final
23 #4 Denison
5 at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Sat Apr 22
Final
1 Wabash
25 #4 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Apr 26
Final
3 Wooster
21 #4 Denison
in Granville, Ohio - NCAC Tournament Semifinal
Sun Apr 30
Final
8 Ohio Wesleyan
16 #4 Denison
in Granville, Ohio - NCAC Tournament Championship
Wed May 10
Final
9 Carthage
17 #4 Denison
in Granville, Ohio - NCAA Tournament Second Round
Sat May 13
Final
11 Ill. Wesleyan
25 #5 Denison
in Granville, Ohio - NCAA Tournament Third Round
Wed May 17
Final
9 #16 Lynchburg
18 #5 Denison
in Granville, Ohio - NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal
Sun May 21
Final
11 #5 Denison
12 at #1 Salisbury
in Salisbury, Md. - NCAA Tournament Semifinal
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Bishops edge Big Red in NCAC Final

Chip Phillips won 18-of-22 face-offs and led DU with 9 ground balls against OWU.
Chip Phillips won 18-of-22 face-offs and led DU with 9 ground balls against OWU.

Denison made a run, but the Bishops, led by sophomore goalie Ryan McMahon held their ground and came away with a 10-9 victory over the Big Red from Piper Stadium.  With the win, Ohio Wesleyan secured the first-ever North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament Championship and with it, the automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament.

This was another classic chapter in the history of the rivalry between the Big Red and Battling Bishops.  Trailing by one goal with 20 seconds remaining in regulation, OWU's Steve Barnett was called for a slashing penalty, putting the Big Red in man-up as the final seconds ticked off the clock.  With six seconds left, Eddie Vita went to cage and sent a point-blank shot on McMahon who denied the potential game tying goal.  The ball sailed toward midfield where Denison recovered but they were unable to get a second shot on cage before time expired.

Denison nearly doubled up Ohio Wesleyan in the shot department as they held a 45-26 advantage.  The difference in the game was the play of McMahon in cage and the accuracy of the Battling Bishop attack.  The sophomore posted 17 saves, just three shy of his career high set earlier this season in a 5-4 loss to Salisbury.

DU trailed 7-5 at halftime, but they inched closer in the third quarter with a pair of man-up goals from Vita and Will Koontz.  Penalties plagued OWU for most of the night and Denison was solid in EMO, converting 4-of-9 opportunities.  One weapon was sophomore Nick Caravana, who in limited minutes with the man-up unit, led DU in goals with two.  His score with 7:58 to play in the fourth quarter off a pass from Blair Farinholt would be the last goal of the contest.

Just over a week and a half ago in Delaware, Denison dominated face-off's and that helped the Big Red earn an 11-8 win over the Bishops.  Tonight, Chip Phillips repeated that outstanding performance going 18-of-22 at the X, while wings Austin Campbell and Ben Hearn were zeroing in on ground balls.  Denison's game plan worked, but the Bishops netminder had the final say in the outcome.

DU's nine goals came from eight different players.  Phillips and Campbell posted nine ground balls and Campbell paced all players with four caused turnovers.  Senior defenseman Spencer Riehl added four ground balls.

The loss snaps an eight-game winning streak against OWU.  It also marks the first loss by the Big Red in Granville against the Battling Bishops since 2004.

Denison (13-3) will await word from the NCAA selection committee to see if they will gain one of  five Pool C bids to the NCAA Division III Tournament.  That selection will take place on Sunday (May 5).  The Big Red has advanced to the NCAA Tournament in each of the last eight seasons.  Last year's berth marked the 20th in school history.

NOTE: Following the conclusion of the NCAC Championship game Austin Campbell, Blair Farinholt, Chip Phillips, Spencer Riehl and Eddie Vita were named to the 2013 NCAC All-Tournament team.