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Final
11 Rhodes
17 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Mar 19
Final
10 Denison
14 vs. #9 Trinity (Conn.)
@ Spring Fling in Englewood, Fla. - Deyer 1
Wed Mar 20
Final
11 Geneseo
13 vs. Denison
@ Spring Fling in Englewood, Fla. - Lemon Bay HS
Fri Mar 22
Final - OT
15 #23 Rowan
16 vs. Denison
@ Spring Fling in Englewood, Fla. - Deyer 1
Sun Mar 31
Final
23 Denison
2 at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Wed Apr 03
Final
17 Denison
8 at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sat Apr 06
Final
0 Hiram
26 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Apr 07
Final
20 Denison
0 at Allegheny
in Meadville, Pa.
Wed Apr 10
Final
14 Denison
6 at Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Sat Apr 13
Final
3 DePauw
25 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Apr 16
Final
6 Wittenberg
25 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Apr 17
Final
9 John Carroll
20 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
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.
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Big Red knocks off Scots; will host NCAC Championship on Sat.

Lizzy Pellicane erupted for a career-high 5 goals in the win over Wooster.
Lizzy Pellicane erupted for a career-high 5 goals in the win over Wooster.

For a number of Denison spring sports this is quickly becoming the season of improbable outcomes.

On Wednesday night in Wooster, Denison defeated The College of Wooster, 14-11 to advance to the championship of the North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament.  This was a one-goal affair when these two teams met on April 8 so this wouldn't classify as improbable.  The fact that Denison University will now host the NCAC Championship game on Saturday did not seem likely at the beginning of the day, but after a 13-9 upset by No. 4 seeded Oberlin at top-seeded Wittenberg, the Big Red will play for the title in front of their home crowd.

While Denison made the most of its offensive opportunities, transition defense is what punched their ticket to the final.  Clearing was a problem for the Fighting Scots from the onset thanks to the Big Red's swarming attack on defense.  Ten of Wooster's 25 turnovers would come in clearing situations and a number led directly to goals for DU via fast break opportunities.

Trailing 1-0 early in the contest, Denison would score four-straight goals over a 10 minute period.  After a pair of goals from Wooster's Ellie Hudson-Heck cut the DU advantage to 4-3, Denison senior Whitney Powel scored off a free position attempt that put Denison back on top by two.

Wooster would come right back with two goals, tying the contest at 5-5 before Reid Hirschey took a pass from Claudia Rafi and scored 11 seconds before halftime.

Denison would score three of the first four goals of the second half and led 9-7 with just over 15 minutes to play in the contest.  That's when Lizzy Pellicane took it upon herself to see that Denison would live to play (and practice) another day.  Pellicane's second goal of the match would find the back of the net with 15:08 to play via an 8-meter shot.  She would go on to score three more times over the next nine minutes of action and, with 6:02 remaining, Denison found themselves with a rather comfortable 14-9 lead.

Wooster would tack on two goals in the final minute of play to set the final at 14-11.

Pellicane finished with a career-high five goals and one assist off six shot attempts.  Kelsey Wright netted a hat trick with three goals and one assist while Erin Keller finished with two goals and one assist to go along with three draw controls.  Powel would pace Denison in the draw control category with six. She also caused three turnovers, tying for the team lead with Emily Marlatt.

Becca Jones recorded eight saves in the cage for Denison while Isabel Perman racked up 11 saves for Wooster. Hudson-Heck paced the Scot offense with five of their 11 goals on the night. She also collected six ground balls, had four draw controls and forced three turnovers.

Denison will host Oberlin College in the NCAC Championship on Saturday, May 2 at 1 p.m.