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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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Denison tops Kenyon, advances to NCAC title game

Peter Pittroff  |  Photo by Jace Delgado
Peter Pittroff | Photo by Jace Delgado

GRANVILLE, Ohio—Eleventh-ranked Denison advanced to the championship of the 2018 North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament after a 14-6 victory over Kenyon College in the semifinal round from Piper Stadium.

Exactly one week earlier Denison and Kenyon met in Granville and the Big Red came away with a convincing 25-1 win.  The Lords returned with a much better showing on this night and managed to keep within three to five goals of Denison until the fourth quarter.

Denison sophomore attackman Peter Pittroff had an excellent night quarterbacking the offense.  He had a hand in nine of the Big Red's 14 goals as he posted a hat-trick while notching six assists.

In the first quarter, Denison's first goal came in transition when Josh Happ found Ben Duhoski in an unsettled situation for his second goal of the season.  Five minutes later, Brooks Davy scored on a pass from Pittroff.

Kenyon responded with a goal from Matt Pollack with 7:03 left in the first but Pittroff closed out the quarter with a pair of goals that were separated by only 38 seconds.

Denison's largest lead of the first half came midway through the second quarter when Pittroff's third goal put the Big Red up 8-3.

In the second half, Kenyon cut the deficit to 9-6 on Jonah Florence's 21st goal of the season.  The Big Red squashed any hopes of a Kenyon comeback when Pittroff found Spencer Butler, then Josiah Wilson on back-to-back goals to go up 11-6.  In the fourth, DU outscored Kenyon 3-0 to set the final at 14-6.

Joining Pittroff on the offensive leaderboard was Davy who scored three goals. He leads DU in scoring and is the ninth player in Denison history to score 50 goals or more in a season.

Chris Broderick had two caused turnovers and four ground balls and Peter Doering also added two caused turnovers and two ground balls.  Henry DeCamp won 18-of-23 faceoffs and led all players with 10 ground balls.

The scoring was rounded out by Wilson (2 goals), Spencer Butler (2 goals), Owen Armstrong (1 goal), Sam Dyson (1 goal), Duhoski (1 goal) and Ryan Kirkpatrick (1 goal).

Reeves McKenney posted 10 saves in goal for Denison.  His counterpart, Matt Pantalon, finished with five saves for the Lords.

Denison and Ohio Wesleyan will square off at Selby Stadium on Saturday, April 28 at 4 p.m.