CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind.-- Eleventh-ranked Denison scored 12 goals in the first quarter against Wabash helping them to a 24-5 win over the Little Giants at Fischer Field. The win closes out the regular season for Denison with a 13-3 overall record and a 7-1 mark in North Coast Athletic Conference play.
Thirteen different players scored at least one goal for DU. Jake Waxter scored two goals and had one assist. Josiah Wilson tallied a pair of goals while the rest of the scoring was rounded out by Aidan Maher (1 goal, 1 assist), Chris Broderick (1 goal), Riley Johnson (1 goal), Brant Pittman (1 goal), Ian Crosby (1 goal, 1 assist), Sam Asman (1 goal) and Ryan Kirkpatrick (1 goal).
Wabash goalie Max Atkins recorded 13 saves while facing 37 shots-on-goal. Collin Brennan led Wabash with two goals and one assist.
The win sets up next week's NCAC Tournament pairings. Denison will be the No. 2 seed in the tournament and will host No. 3 seed, Kenyon College on Wednesday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. The other semifinal will pit No. 1 seed Ohio Wesleyan against No. 4 seed, DePauw at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in Delaware, Ohio. The winners of Wednesday's semifinals will meet in the NCAC Tournament Championship on Saturday, April 28 at the home field of the highest remaining seed.