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Denison opens NCAC play with a win over DePauw

Lucy Pearsall  |  Photo by Jace Delgado
Lucy Pearsall | Photo by Jace Delgado

GREENCASTLE, Ind.—Lucy Pearsall scored two goals in the second half helping Denison to a 3-1 victory over DePauw University. 

Both teams played the first 35 minutes to a scoreless draw with each squad attempting three shots.  In the second half, the Denison offense took control.  Six minutes into the period, Pearsall put DU on the board with her first goal of the season.

With 11 minutes left in the match, DePauw's Kate Milner scored off a pass from Cathy Zesiger but just over two minutes later the Big Red bounced back.  After a penalty corner insert by Kat Swan, Pearsall converted her second goal of the day to put DU on top, 2-1.

Denison added its third and final goal on an untimed penalty corner with no time remaining.  Swan did the honors with Charlotte Happel converting the goal.

Teya Adams played all 70 minutes in goal for Denison and finished with one save.  Sarah Foye posted three saves for DePauw.  The Big Red outshot the Tigers 12-4 and out-cornered them 10-4.

Denison improves to 2-0 and 1-0 in the North Coast Athletic Conference while DePauw drops to 0-2 and 0-1 in the NCAC.  The Big Red will travel south to Virginia this weekend for matches against Roanoke (Sept. 8) and Washington and Lee (Sept. 9).