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Fri Sep 01
Final
1 Denison
4 vs. Loras
@ Wheaton, Ill. in Wheaton, Ill.
Sat Sep 02
Final
2 Denison
1 vs. Whitworth
@ Wheaton, Ill. in Wheaton, Ill.
Wed Sep 06
Final - 2OT
0 Denison
0 at Otterbein
in Westerville, Ohio
Sat Sep 09
Final - 2OT
0 Dominican (Ill.)
0 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Sep 10
Final
0 #22 Washington and Lee
1 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Sep 13
Final
0 Denison
1 at Ohio Northern
in Ada, Ohio
Sat Sep 16
Final
1 Denison
0 at Centre
in Danville, Ky.
Sat Sep 23
Final
1 Denison
2 at Allegheny
in Meadville, Pa.
Wed Sep 27
7:00 PM
Westminster (Pa.)
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Sep 30
1:00 PM
Denison
at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Sat Oct 07
3:00 PM
DePauw
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Oct 10
7:30 PM
Denison
at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sat Oct 14
7:30 PM
Denison
at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Tue Oct 17
4:00 PM
Denison
at Grove City
in Grove City, Pa.
Sat Oct 21
12:00 PM
Wooster
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Oct 24
7:00 PM
Hiram
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Oct 28
1:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
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Big Red falls to Loras in opener

Phoebe Gilbert  |  Photo by Jace Delgado
Phoebe Gilbert | Photo by Jace Delgado

WHEATON, Ill. – The Denison women's soccer team opened their 2017 campaign with a 4-1 loss to Loras College on Friday afternoon in Wheaton, Illinois.  This was the opening match of Wheaton College's Bob Baptista Invitational.

Loras jumped out to an early 2-0 lead while outshooting the Big Red 9-2 in the first half.  In the second half, Denison countered with a strong offensive attack, outshooting the Duhawks 11-5.  Of Denison's 13 shots, seven were on-goal but it took until the 87th minute for the Big Red to put a tally on the scoreboard.  That's when sophomore Phoebe Gilbert beat the keeper for her first career goal.

Trailing Loras 2-0 at the half, the Big Red opened the second half aggressively but Loras senior Gretchen Schultz gave the Duhawks a 4-0 advantage after two of her shots connected within a four-minute span midway through the period.

Denison senior Jenny Herold chipped in with a three save performance, while last year's NCAC Midfielder of the Year, Maggie Armstrong, finished with one shot on goal. Loras goalkeeper Kaylee Coble improved to 1-0 after a five save performance while playing all 90 minutes.

Denison will return to action on Saturday, Sept. 2 when they take on Whitworth University (Wash.) of the Northwest Conference at 12:30 p.m. eastern in Wheaton, Illinois.