CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. – A pair of early second-half goals helped the Denison men's soccer team knock off North Coast Athletic Conference co-leader Wabash College, 2-0, on Wednesday afternoon.
At the break, the two squads were scoreless with the Little Giants holding an 11-4 advantage in shots. Six of those 11 attempts were on frame, while the Big Red logged one shot on goal. The teams combined for 11 fouls in the opening 45 minutes of play.
After being heavily outshot in the first half, Denison capitalized on their first two attempts of the second period. Junior Tucker Nuzum-Clark broke the scoreless tie in the 48th minute off assists from Harrison Netburn and Ethan Miracle. Miracle doubled DU's lead 48 seconds later off a pass from Vitor Rocha in the 49th. For Miracle, the goal was his team-high tying third of the season, while Nuzum-Clark's score was his second of the year.
Following the two quick goals, Wabash generated just two shot attempts over the next 40-plus minutes. The Little Giants finished the match with a 13-9 advantage in shots, including a 7-4 edge in attempts on frame. The two teams combined for 22 infractions. Denison goalie Dylan Brown recorded six saves en route to his third shutout of the season, while his counterpart, Chad Wunderlich, had two stops.
The Big Red improves to 5-6-1 overall and 2-2 in the conference, while Wabash falls to 8-4-1 and 3-1 in league play. Denison returns home for an NCAC tilt against DePauw on Saturday (Oct. 19). Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.