No Event
Sat Sep 02
Final
0 Transylvania
2 Denison
in Danville, Ky.
Sun Sep 03
Final
0 Denison
2 at Centre
in Danville, Ky.
Sat Sep 09
Final
4 DePauw
1 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Sep 10
Final
0 Washington and Lee
2 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Sep 13
Final - 2OT
0 Denison
1 at Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Fri Sep 15
Final
0 Oberlin
4 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Thu Sep 21
Final
2 Denison
0 at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Sat Sep 23
Final - OT
3 Denison
2 at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Wed Sep 27
Final
1 Denison
0 at Earlham
in Richmond, Ind.
Sat Sep 30
Final
0 Rhodes
2 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Oct 03
Final - OT
2 Denison
1 at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Sat Oct 07
Final
2 Denison
0 at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Tue Oct 10
Final
1 Wooster
5 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Oct 13
Final
10 Denison
0 at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Thu Oct 19
4:30 PM
Ohio Wesleyan
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Oct 21
12:00 PM
Wittenberg
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Oct 25
5:00 PM
Earlham
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Oct 28
11:00 AM
Kenyon
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
No Event
No Event
No Event
No Event
No Event
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Field Hockey shuts down Transylvania in season opener

Tori Rapillo  |  Jace Delgado
Tori Rapillo | Jace Delgado

DANVILLE, Ky. -- The Denison field hockey program started 2017 off on the right foot with a 2-0 win over Transylvania University on Saturday afternoon at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky.

In a match that saw the Big Red outshoot the Pioneers 19-9, Denison was able to break through in the second half when freshman Michelle Kabaira connected on a penalty shot for her first career goal and a 1-0 lead.

Transylvania only totaled four shots on goal for the game, but junior goalkeeper Allyson Benz put on a performance that helped keep the Big Red at bay. In a full 70 minutes of play, Benz totaled nine saves and didn't allow a goal until the 58th minute.

On the other side of the field, Denison's freshmen goalies Kerry Lawler and Teya Adams combined for a shutout performance, while the Big Red defense eliminated any shots on goal from Transylvania in the first half.

In the 67th minute, DU extended their advantage when a Charlotte Godfrey pass was finished by senior Tori Rapillo to take a 2-0 lead. To compliment her assist, the freshman Godfrey also led all players with five shots. Transylvania's fellow freshman, Audrey Denham, ended the game with four shots, which was second most for the game.

This is Denison's first season opening victory since 2013 when they defeated Ohio Wesleyan 2-1 in overtime.

The Big Red will be back in action on Sunday, Sept. 3 when they return to Danville for a matchup with host Centre College. The match is scheduled for a 12 p.m. start.