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#6 Denison takes down Wooster

Chris Broderick  |  Photo by Pete Emerson
Chris Broderick | Photo by Pete Emerson

GRANVILLE, Ohio--  The 6th-ranked Denison Big Red improved to 11-2 and ran their North Coast Athletic Conference regular season winning streak to 23 games after a 12-5 victory over the College of Wooster.

Junior attackman Brooks Davy continued his strong play with four goals and one assist.  He was named to the USILA Division III Team of the Week on Tuesday and has scored 25 goals in his last six games.

Denison held Wooster scoreless for the first 29:57 of the contest.  The Fighting Scots snuck a goal in with three seconds remaining in the first half when Shaun Pierce pushed in a loose ball just outside of the crease after Alexander Bloom's shot was saved by DU goalie Stephen Paras.

Davy scored three of his four goals in the first half and Jake Waxter added a pair.  Sophomore Peter Pittroff, who entered the game ranked fourth in the nation in assists per game, had a hand in half of Denison's goals against the Fighting Scots.  He finished with two goals and four assists, running his season assist total to 46.  That ties Pittroff for second-place in Denison's single-season assist record book with 1968 graduate and two-time All-American, Paul Doty.

In addition to Davy and Pittroff's big games, Waxter notched a hat-trick on six shots.  The scoring was closed out by Owen Armstrong (1 goal), Spencer Butler (1 goal, 3 assists), and Henry DeCamp (1 goal).

DeCamp won 18-of-20 when facing off and led all players with 11 ground balls.  Josh Happ finished with six ground balls and Chris Broderick posted a season-high four caused turnovers and six ground balls.

Stephen Paras played 57 minutes in goal and finished with four saves.  Wooster's Wesley Wagner recorded 15 saves.  He is the ninth goalie this season to reach double-digits in saves against the Big Red.

Denison won the ground ball game 47-18 while outshooting the Fighting Scots 45-21.

The win sets the stage for Sunday's annual clash with 12th-ranked Ohio Wesleyan at 1 p.m. at Piper Stadium.  This is the 100th meeting in the all-time series between the two rivals.  Denison leads the series with a 53-45-1 record.  Over the last 10 seasons, Denison has gone 13-3 against the Battling Bishops and is currently riding a four-game winning streak against OWU, dating back to 2015.