April 8, 2013

Big Red ousts Presidents

Denison scored eight goals in the opening 10 minutes of the game.  That would be enough to send the Big Red to a decisive 19-4 victory over Washington & Jefferson from Piper Stadium.  With the win, DU remains undefeated at 9-0.

The Big Red dominated the contest from start to finish and first-year Carol Allen turned in one of her finest performances of the season, scoring five goals and two assists on the day.  Erin Keller followed with four goals and Molly Cornbrooks chipped in four assists.  Sophomore Molly Chapman contributed three assists, running her season total to 23.  She also scored a goal in the first half off a feed from Allen.

Off the bench, Lizzy Pellicane netted a hat trick while Kelsey Wright scored twice and Powel added two goals and two assists.  DU's scoring was rounded out by Lillian Smith who scored one goal and one assist.

Katherine Palms assured DU retained possession with her game-high eight draw controls.  Cornbrooks and Rachel Pregel led the way with four ground balls apiece.

Grace Bodenmann played 21 minutes in goal and got the victory.  Laura Van Horn followed with 19 minutes and Laura Campbell played the final 20 minutes.  Van Horn and Campbell each recorded two saves.

At 9-0, Denison is off to its best start since 1992.  DU will return to action on Wednesday when they host DePauw at 7 p.m.