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Sun Feb 25
Final
21 #24 Denison
3 at Fredonia
in Fredonia, N.Y.
Thu Mar 01
Final
9 Redlands
11 #25 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Mar 04
Final
4 #25 Denison
17 at #1 Gettysburg
in Gettysburg, Pa.
Wed Mar 14
Final - 2OT
12 Ill. Wesleyan
13 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Mar 17
Final
16 Denison
12 vs. Dickinson
@ Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn (Natchez Field)
Tue Mar 20
Final
12 Rhodes
9 vs. Denison
@ Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn. (Natchez Field)
Sun Mar 25
Final
3 Baldwin Wallace
19 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Mar 31
Final
9 Allegheny
21 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 07
Final
14 Denison
7 at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Sun Apr 08
Final
3 Ohio Wesleyan
19 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Apr 11
Final
23 Denison
6 at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Sat Apr 14
Final
6 Wooster
20 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Apr 18
Final
14 Denison
8 at John Carroll
in University Heights, Ohio
Sat Apr 21
Final
26 Denison
2 at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Wed Apr 25
Final
23 Denison
0 at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Sat Apr 28
Final
6 Oberlin
17 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed May 02
Final
8 Allegheny
24 Denison
in Granville, Ohio - NCAC Tournament Semifinal
Sat May 05
Final
10 Wooster
17 Denison
in Granville, Ohio - NCAC Tournament Championship
Sat May 12
Final
4 Calvin
21 Denison
in Granville, Ohio - NCAA Tournament Second Round
Sat May 19
Final
4 Denison
16 at Salisbury
in Salisbury, Md. - NCAA Regional Semifinal
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Big Red holds off Tomcats

Erin Keller led DU with 5 ground balls and 5 caused turnovers.
Erin Keller led DU with 5 ground balls and 5 caused turnovers.

The 2013 season is underway and Denison is off on the right foot following a 14-9 victory over Thiel College on Saturday afternoon. 

Leading 6-4 with just under 10 minutes to play in the first half, the Big Red proceeded to go on a 5-0 run that stretched into the opening minutes of the season half.  That run would give DU a comfortable 11-4 advantage.  Despite being outscored 5-4 in the second half, the six-goal halftime deficit would be too much to overcome for the Tomcats.

Armed with a starting line-up that consisted of five sophomores, four first-year's, two seniors and just one junior, the youthful Big Red would force the Tomcats into 15 of their 31 turnovers on the day. Sophomore Erin Keller stepped into the role left behind by All-American Carly Tschantz in 2012, and Keller would post four draw controls, five ground balls and five caused turnovers.  She also notched two goals off six shot attempts.

Denison's leading scorer was Molly Chapman who tallied four goals and one assist.  Whitney Powel and Kelsey Wright both scored a pair of goals and the duo combined for five caused turnovers.

Junior Lauren Adams would score one goal and one assist while tying with Keller for the team lead in draws with four.

Thiel was led in scoring by Emily Harrigan's three goals and one assist.  Cassy Mahdi scored two goals and one assist to go along with her five ground balls and game-high nine draw controls.

In the cage, Thiel's Asia Wallace ended with 11 saves while Denison's Grace Bodenmann posted two saves in 50 minutes of action.

The Big Red will return to action next Sunday (March 3) when they host Colorado College at 11 a.m. in Granville.