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Wed Apr 24
Final
3 Denison
17 at #8 York (Pa.)
in York, Pa.
Sat Apr 27
Final
10 Kenyon
16 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Thu May 02
Final
4 Oberlin
19 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio - NCAC Semifinal
Sun May 05
Final
10 Wooster
13 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio - NCAC Championship
Sun May 12
Final
6 Transylvania
19 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio - NCAA Tournament 2nd Rd.
Sat May 18
Final
3 Denison
14 at #1 Gettysburg
in Gettysburg, Pa. - NCAA Tournament 3rd Rd.
Sat Feb 22
1:00 PM
Denison
at Geneseo
in Geneseo, N.Y.
Sun Feb 23
2:00 PM
Denison
at Brockport
in Brockport, N.Y.
Sat Feb 29
1:00 PM
Denison
at Gettysburg
in Gettysburg, Pa.
Wed Mar 04
4:30 PM
York (Pa.)
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Mon Mar 16
5:00 PM
Denison
at Colorado Col.
in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Wed Mar 18
5:00 PM
Stevenson
vs. Denison
@ Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Thu Mar 26
6:00 PM
Chicago
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Mar 28
4:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Mar 31
7:00 PM
Denison
at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Sat Apr 04
1:00 PM
Denison
at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Sun Apr 05
1:00 PM
Allegheny
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Thu Apr 09
6:30 PM
Wooster
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 11
2:30 PM
Denison
at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Wed Apr 15
7:00 PM
Denison
at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Sun Apr 19
1:00 PM
Denison
at Tufts
in Boston, Mass.
Tue Apr 21
5:00 PM
Oberlin
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 25
12:00 PM
Washington and Lee
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
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Herons withstand DU comeback bid

Melissa Weinsz caused three turnovers on Wednesday against William Smith.
Melissa Weinsz caused three turnovers on Wednesday against William Smith.

If a regulation women's lacrosse game were 61 minutes the outcome could have been drastically different. 

Trailing by seven goals with 3:42 to play, Denison ended the game by scoring five goals in a span of three minutes.  Despite the impressive comeback, the Big Red would fall to William Smith, 17-15, in Clearwater, Fla.

In the first half, Denison trailed 5-3 until Claire Ludlow got her squad to within one goal of the lead with 11:28 to play.  The Herons would outscore DU 4-1 to close out the half with a 9-5 lead.

In the second half, despite goals from Carol Allen and Leah Isreal, William Smith appeared to put the game out of reach with a string of four goals in 1:17.  With 14:03 to play the Big Red found themselves trailing William Smith 14-7.

Allen began DU's uphill battle with a goal after a yellow card on William Smith's Hayley Braun left the Herons shorthanded.  Allen would score for the third time with 7:28 to play, and after a draw control by Halle Walsh, DU would score via a free position goal from Ludlow.

Trailing 14-10 with just over five minutes to play, William Smith would tack on three straight goals after a pair of Denison turnovers.  The Big Red's five goal binge to end the game was started by Isreal off a pass from Ludlow.  Allen would score for the fourth time of the day, this time via an 8-meter attempt, and thanks to a caused turnover by Melissa Weinsz, Ludlow found the back of the net.

With 1:06 to play, Claudia Rafi converted a free position attempt.  Seconds later, Braun was carded for the second time, giving Denison an advantage on the offensive end.  Reid Hirschey capitalized with her second goal of the contest with 43 seconds left.

On the ensuing draw control, William Smith's Jackie Rogers gained possession allowing the Herons to run out the clock, stopping the Denison comeback in its tracks.

Ludlow and Allen paced the Denison scoring attack with four goals apiece.  Ludlow also added one assist and two draw controls.  Whitney Powel finished with three ground balls and four draw controls while Weinz paced the defense with three caused turnovers.

Laura Van Horn posted 13 saves in the cage while her counterpart, Sarah Honan ended with nine saves for the Herons.  Nine of William Smith's 17 goals were scored by Alexandra Bird (5 goals) and Hannah Connolly (4 goals).

William Smith outshot Denison, 40-33.  They also won the draw control battle 18-15.

The loss drops Denison to 2-2 on the year while William Smith improves to 2-3.  The Big Red will return to Ohio for a pair of games in Alliance, Ohio on March 21 vs. Adrian and March 22 vs. Mount Union.