Denison extended its winning streak to four after a 15-4 victory over DePauw on Wednesday afternoon at Piper Stadium. The win clinches a berth in next week's North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament.
Three players posted hat tricks as Whitney Powel led the way with three goals and three assists on just four shot attempts. Denison jumped out to a 7-0 lead thanks to a pair of scores by Claire Ludlow and Kelsey Wright. Reid Hirschey, Claudia Rafi and Carol Allen also scored in the first 21 minutes of play, helping DU to the comfortable lead.
The Big Red would enter the second half leading 8-1 and very quickly that lead expanded to 13-1 after two goals from Erin Keller, a third from Wright and a second from Allen.
DePauw would tack on three late goals, setting the final at 15-4.
While Powel led all scorers with her six-point effort, Allen followed with three goals and two assists off seven shots. Wright scored three goals and added two ground balls while Ludlow posted two goals, two assists, three ground balls and three draw controls.
Becca Jones played all 60 minutes in goal for Denison. She posted four saves while facing 13 shots. Liz Hawkins finished with 13 saves for the Tigers while playing all 60 minutes. She faced 34 shots from Denison.
The Big Red will close out its regular season on Saturday with a home game versus Hiram College at 1 p.m. Prior to the game, Denison will honor its four-member senior class.