DePauw made the most of their limited opportunities and despite attempting only four shots, the Tigers left Piper Stadium with a 2-0 victory over Denison.
The Big Red entered the game riding a six-game winning streak. The Tigers brought their own seven-game winning streak into the contest. Things were looking good early on for DU as the ball spent a majority of the first half on Denison's half of the field.
In the 11th minute, Denison's Melissa Hoey took a shot from close range that was saved by DePauw fullback, Sofia Caretero. Seven minutes later, Lucy Pearsall and Abby Martone took shots that had to be saved by Tiger goalie Sarah Foye.
In the second half, Denison attempted a penalty corner and after a false start infraction on DePauw, the Big Red took the corner against four Tiger defenders. On that attempt, Pearsall's shot attempt went just wide of the cage.
The Tigers broke through in the 54th minute when Maddy Burds pass was deflected into the goal by Kate Milner for her ninth goal of the season.
With 10 minutes to play, Denison had another strong scoring opportunity on a two-on-one fast break. The Big Red failed to take a shot, but a foul on DePauw awarded the Big Red with a penalty corner.
DePauw successfully cleared the ball off the corner attempt and four minutes later, Paige Berliner gave her squad a 2-0 lead with her 16th goal of the season.
Denison held a 10-4 advantage in shots. They also out-cornered the Tigers, 7-3. Sarah Foye posted four saves for DePauw in 70 minutes of action.
The Tigers remain in first place in the North Coast Athletic Conference with the victory as they improve to 14-3 overall and 11-1 in the NCAC. Denison drops to 12-4 and 9-3 in league play.