No Event
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 capitalize early to defeat #22 W&L

Allison Vilsack is mobbed after her goal  |  Photo by Jace Delgado
Allison Vilsack is mobbed after her goal | Photo by Jace Delgado

GRANVILLE, Ohio -- Thanks to an early goal from senior Allison Vilsack, the Denison women's soccer program defeated No. 22 Washington and Lee University 1-0 on Sunday afternoon at Barclay-Thomsen Field.

The Big Red controlled the afternoon with their aggressive offense, outshooting the Generals 10-9, and a 25-yard strike from Vilsack in the ninth minute of the match sealed the deal early on for Denison. 

After a shot by Denison's Maggie Armstrong was deflected and cleared away by the Washington and Lee defense, Vilsack finished her shot over the leaping General keeper Leeann Passaro to take an early 1-0 lead.

The Big Red were helped in the winning effort by senior goalkeeper Jenny Herold. In a full 90 minutes, Herold earned her third clean sheet of the season with a four save performance. Outside of the goal allowed to Vilsack, Washington and Lee's Passaro totaled a five save outing while playing all 90 minutes. The Denison defense also shined on the afternoon as Vilsack and first-year Kelly O'Neill led the way for the Big Red backline with timely clearances and efficient play.

In the 87th minute, the Generals were looking to equalize the match with a one-on-one offensive attack, but a sliding deflection by Herold kept Washington and Lee off the board and finalized the victory for the Big Red. The win moved DU to 2-1-2 on the season.

Denison will return to action on Wednesday, September 13 when they travel to Ada, Ohio to take on Ohio Northern at 4:30 p.m.