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Denison offense overpowers MSJ

Blake Miller started the scoring onslaught in the 5th minute on Wednesday.
Blake Miller started the scoring onslaught in the 5th minute on Wednesday.

Denison erupted for six first-half goals en route to a 7-1 victory over Mount St. Joseph on Wednesday night in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The seven goals were the most goals scored by the Big Red in a match since a 7-0 win over Washington & Jefferson in 2000.

DU wasted no time getting on the board as they found the back of the net in the fifth minute when senior Will Krentz found classmate Blake Miller for the game's first goal. In the 11th minute, Bob Casarona scored his second goal of the year off an assist from senior Charlie Allen.  After recording his first point of the season, Allen got into the scoring with back-to-back goals in the 17th and 24th minutes.  The senior's first goal came off a Mark Waterman assist, while his second was assisted by Jamie Wagner.

The Lions broke up the string of Denison scoring with an unassisted goal by Tyler Schumann.  The Mount St. Joseph goal didn't cool down the Big Red attack as they went on to score two more goals before the intermission.  The two goals came in the 33rd and 39th minutes off the foot of Wagner.  Denison's final goal came in the 89th minute when Kennedy Kommor found Casarona for his second of the game.

The Big Red outshot MSJ 29-9, including a 17-4 edge in shots on net.  DU also attempted 14 corners compared to just two by the home team.  Allen and Wagner each scored twice and added an assist, while Casarona also found the back of the net twice.  Sophomore Blake Schach picked up his first-collegiate win after making three saves in 90 minutes between the pipes.

Denison improves to 2-0-1 on the year, while the Lions fall to 0-3.  The Big Red returns to action on Saturday when they travel to Washington & Jefferson for a 1 p.m. match.