April 5, 2011

Balanced effort sends No. 10 DU past Oberlin

The 10th ranked Denison Big Red improved to 3-0 in North Coast Athletic Conference play and 7-1 overall following a 13-2 victory over Oberlin College on Tuesday evening.

Denison got three goals and three assists from Tanner Smith and Cory Couture also chipped in three goals to go along with one assist as Denison controlled things from the onset.

After taking a 7-1 lead into the third quarter, Couture, Smith and Kyle Brown all scored goals within the first four minutes of the second half, pushing the Big Red's lead to 10-1.

Rounding out the scoring for Denison was Brown who finished with two goals. Current NCAC Player of the Week, Emmett Jones, added one goal and three assists.  First-year Chapin Speidel also posted three assists and Mikey Soumekh had two helpers.

DU outshot Oberlin 49-16 but were just 8-for-10 at the face-off X. 

The Big Red will return to action on Saturday (April 9) when they travel to St. Vincent for a 3 p.m. contest.