Ladies top Big Red in NCAC tilt

Alicia Blake and the Big Red fell to Kenyon 2-0 on Tuesday night.
Alicia Blake and the Big Red fell to Kenyon 2-0 on Tuesday night.

Kenyon handed Denison a 2-0 setback behind a pair of second-half goal by Becca Romaine on Tuesday evening in Granville, Ohio.

Despite trailing in shots 5-4 at the intermission, the Big Red had the lone quality scoring chance when Maddy Regan unloaded a shot off a crossing pass from Keara Kilbane.  However, the Regan blast was blocked away at the goal line by Charlotte Detchon to keep it a scoreless contest.

Just two minutes and 48 seconds into the second period, Katie Blake dropped off a short pass to Romaine from roughly 25 yards out.  The sophomore forward uncorked a shot that found its way into the lower left corner to give Kenyon a 1-0 edge.

In the 52 minute, Romaine struck again this time without any help.  Romaine dribbled down the right side of the field and uncorked a shot that deflected off the Denison keeper and into the back of the net.

The Ladies held a 14-8 advantage in shots, including a 5-4 edge in shots on net.  Lauren Wolfe made three saves, while Andrea Karl and first-year Shannon Casey posted one and two saves, respectively.  Kilbane and junior Lauren Jay each posted two shots to pace the Denison attack.

The Big Red falls to 3-8-1 overall and 2-2 in the North Coast Athletic Conference, while Kenyon improves to 6-5-1 and 2-1-1 in league play.  DU returns to action on Sunday when they travel to Mount St. Mary for a 1 p.m. match