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Sun Feb 18
Final
12 #4 Denison
10 at #20 Washington and Lee
in Lexington, Va.
Sun Feb 25
Final
11 #4 Denison
10 at #15 Stevenson
in Owings Mills, Md.
Sun Mar 04
Final
10 #17 Roanoke
11 #4 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Mar 07
Final
1 Albion
18 #3 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Mar 10
Final
2 DePauw
16 #3 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Mar 16
Final
19 #10 Amherst
13 vs. #2 Denison
@ Stevenson Univ. in Owings Mills, Md.
Sat Mar 17
Final
15 #16 Dickinson
8 vs. #2 Denison
@ Stevenson Univ. in Owings Mills, Md.
Fri Mar 23
Final
12 #9 Denison
8 at Rhodes
in Charlotte, N.C.
Tue Mar 27
Final
7 Middlebury
12 #8 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Mar 31
Final
19 #8 Denison
6 at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Tue Apr 03
Final
0 Hiram
19 #8 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 07
Final
14 #8 Denison
6 at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Wed Apr 11
Final
5 Wooster
12 #6 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Apr 15
Final
13 #12 Ohio Wesleyan
8 #6 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Apr 18
Final
1 Kenyon
25 #11 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 21
Final
24 #11 Denison
5 at Wabash
in Crawfordsville, Ind.
Wed Apr 25
Final
6 Kenyon
14 Denison
in Granville, Ohio - NCAC Tournament Semifinal
Sat Apr 28
Final
14 #11 Denison
7 at #9 Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio - NCAC Championship
Wed May 09
Final
9 Ill. Wesleyan
25 Denison
in Granville, Ohio - NCAA Tournament Second Round
Sat May 12
Final
11 Ohio Wesleyan
10 Denison
in Granville, Ohio - NCAA Tournament Third Round
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No. 15 Big Red topple Washington & Lee

Spencer Riehl (36)
Spencer Riehl (36)

It's not often that Denison play's games with major NCAA ramifications in February, but that's exactly where the No. 15 Big Red found themselves this Sunday with the Washington & Lee Generals coming to Granville.  With the weather shading more toward an April afternoon than a February one, DU managed to hold off W&L for a 10-6 victory from Deeds Field-Piper Stadium.

Denison's strong start would prove to be enough of a cushion as the Generals made a fourth quarter run.  In the first quarter DU got goals from Chapin Speidel (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne's-Belfield), Kyle Brown (Glenview, Ill./New Trier) and Davis Lukens (Marietta, Ga./Holy Innocents) to take a 3-1 lead through the first 15 minutes of play.

The second half was marred by 16 total turnovers but the Big Red took eight shots in the period and connected on one, when Colin Molloy (Stamford, Conn./Fairfield Prep) scored on an unassisted goal with 3:59 left in the quarter.  Denison took a 4-1 lead into the second half and quickly that lead ballooned to 6-1 following back-to-back goals by Brown and Molloy.

Washington & Lee's Jack Switala scored his second, and the team's second goal of the game with 8:46 to play in the third and Mark Wachtmeister notched his first goal of the season to bring the Generals to within five goals at 7-3.

The game's most highlight-reel worthy moment would come with just over three minutes to play in the quarter when Denison's Nick Farrell (New York, N.Y./Millbrook School) scooped up a ground ball after a W&L turnover.  He quickly got the ball to defenseman Spencer Riehl (Reisterstown, Md./St. Paul's) who streaked down the center of the field and fired off a shot from just outside the crease which bounced past General goalie Jason Lumpkin and into the goal.  It marked the first goal of Riehl's career at Denison.

That goal gave Denison their largest lead of the game at 8-3 but the Generals refused to go quietly.  They opened the fourth quarter with three unanswered goals and with 8:58 to play they trailed by only two at 8-6.  DU would win the ensuing face-off and would run nearly three minutes off the clock before W&L regained possession.  The Generals immediately went to work on offense, attempting five shots which all missed the mark.

With just under four minutes to play W&L turned the ball over and Denison's Tanner Smith (Boxford, Mass./Brooks School), from behind the goal, fed Emmett Jones (Colorado Springs, Colo./Air Academy) for the game-clinching goal with 2:28 to play.  Leading 9-6, Brown would add his third goal of the game with 19 seconds to play, setting the final at 10-6.

Washington & Lee held a 28-26 advantage in the shot department and DU gathered 32 ground balls to W&L's 26.  Both teams were 10-for-20 at the face-off X and turnovers impacted both squads as the Generals committed 24 miscues while Denison turned the ball over 21 times.

Denison goalie Gregg Shannon (Lindenhurst, N.Y./St. Anthony's) posted six saves and Lumpkin finished with five saves for W&L. 

Denison's next game will be on March 12 when they travel to Haverford, Pa. for another key match-up against the Haverford College Fords.  Their next home game will be March 26 when they host The College of Wooster at 1 p.m.