April 10, 2012

Thurner earns NCAC POW honors

Denison senior Alex Thurner was named North Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Week after helping the Big Red open the NCAC season with a pair of wins.

Thurner scored nine goals and dished out two assists in victories over Oberlin and Allegheny last week.  The senior's nine goals came off of 10 shots on net, including a perfect 3-for-3 on free-position attempts.

In DU's 17-10 win over the Gators on Senior Day, Thurner erupted for a career-high tying seven goals to go along with two assists for nine total points, which was one shy of her single-game career mark.  She scored six of her seven goals in the first half, including the game-winning goal with 34 seconds left in the period.

Thurner co-leads the team in goals with 27, and ranks second in assists (16) and points (43).  The Big Red returns to action on Tuesday (April 10) at rival Kenyon College.  Game time is slated for 4:30 p.m.