September 24, 2011

Big Red shuts out No. 8 Centre

The Denison women's soccer team picked up a key regional victory over eighth-ranked Centre College on Saturday in Danville, Ky.

The Big Red offense took control in the opening 45 minutes.  Eight of DU's 14 shots were on goal, while the Colonels were limited to just three attempts (two on goal).

Denison first-year Lydia Harlan broke the scoreless tie early in the second period.  Harlan's team-leading fourth goal of the season was an unassisted tally in the 61st minute.

The Big Red held a slight 10-9 edge in shots in the second frame.  Centre put eight of their attempts on goal, but failed to score the equalizer.

Sophomore goalkeeper Andrea Karl corralled a career-high 10 saves en route to her sixth shutout of the season.  The Colonels' Kelli Lenz made 11 stops.

Senior Tory Danis attempted a game-high eight shots, while Harlan had six shots and one goal.  Anne Mitchell and Morgan Collins each took three shots to pace the Centre offense.

Denison improves to 4-3-2 overall, while the Colonels fall to 6-1 on the season.  DU returns to action on Wednesday when travel to Pittsburgh, Pa. for a 7 p.m. match against Carnegie Mellon University.