Skip to navigation Skip to content Skip to footer
No Event
No Event
No Event
No Event
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
View Full Schedule

Denison topples Calvin in NCAA second round

Kiely Noonan  |  Photo by Brett Dunbar
Kiely Noonan | Photo by Brett Dunbar

GRANVILLE, Ohio--  Denison women's lacrosse advanced to the regionals (third-round) of the 2018 NCAA Division III Tournament after a 21-4 victory over Calvin College on Saturday at Piper Stadium. 

With the win, Denison advances to the third round (Sweet 16) where they will play the winner of the Salisbury-Meredith second-round contest on Saturday, May 19 at a site to be determined.  Salisbury and Meredith will play their game on Sunday, May 13 in Salisbury, Maryland.

Denison jumped out to a 5-0 lead 12 minutes into the game thanks to scoring tallies by Leah Israel, Claudia Rafi, Liza Farnham and two from Molly Fischer.  Calvin broke through with its first goal with 18:01 left in the first half.  Three minutes later, Denison's Lindsey Karsh gave the Big Red a 6-1 lead. After the goal, lightning was spotted in the area, sparking a 54-minute delay.

When play resumed, Denison went on a tear, scoring seven-straight goals over an eight-minute stretch.  The run was powered by three-straight goals by Kiely Noonan that pushed her over the 70-goal plateau for the season.

DU went into halftime with a 13-3 lead and scored two more goals early in the second half.  With 18:47 left in the second half, more lightning in the area stopped play for another 50 minutes.

Denison returned from the delay with five-consecutive goals to end the game, including two goals and two assists from Lee Hayman during that stretch.

Noonan and Hayman finished the game with five points each, highlighted by a game-high four goals from Noonan. Goodspeed led the Big Red in draw controls (6) while Emily Marlatt tallied three ground balls and three caused turnovers on the day.

Goodspeed has totaled 98 caused turnovers in her career, breaking the program's all-time record of 93, set by Molly Lamdin in 2006. She has also collected 68 ground balls this season, ranking second in the single-season record books.

Continuing her ascent to the top in the Denison record books, Noonan's four goals and one assist moved her two points behind Cheryl Connolly's single-season best of 102, while her 72 goals place her one goal back of Maria Phoenix (73) for second all-time for goals in a season.

The win improves Denison to 17-2 overall, breaking the single-season record for victories (16) set in 1992. This also marks DU's first NCAA Tournament victory since May 9, 2012, when they defeated Adrian College in double overtime, 11-10.