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Sun Mar 03
Final
4 Denison
14 at #1 Gettysburg
in Gettysburg, Pa.
Thu Mar 07
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 pulls away in second half to defeat Rhodes

Maddy Heher  |  Photo by Jace Delgado
Maddy Heher | Photo by Jace Delgado

GRANVILLE, Ohio – Highlighted by a five-point performance from Maddy Heher and four goals from Kiely Noonan, Denison women's lacrosse pulled away in the second half to secure a 17-11 victory over Rhodes College on Thursday evening at Piper Stadium in Granville.

Leading the way with 35 of their 47 shots on goal and taking 20 of 30 draw controls, the Big Red outshot the Lynx 47-24 and grabbed control in the first half with 10 goals in the first 30 minutes of action.

Despite giving up the first goal of the game to Rhodes' Madison Rubino, the Big Red scored the next three goals, starting with Heher's feed from Virginia Hamilton at 21:50 to tie the game at 1-1. Twenty seconds later, Noonan followed with an unassisted goal to put DU in front, and Molly Fischer extended the lead to 3-1 at the 16:57 mark off an assist from Colleen Muldoon.

Leading 8-6 with 4:07 left in the first half, Noonan and Muldoon scored in the final three minutes of action to give Denison a 10-6 advantage at the break.

In the second half, the Big Red wasted no time when Hope Adams scored her sixth goal of the season at 22:46, accepting a pass from Lindsey Karsh to put DU ahead by five, 11-6. A minute later, Heher tallied her third and final goal of the contest on an assisted effort from Casey McTague that put Denison in control with less than 22 minutes to play.

After Baylee Barker and Muldoon traded goals to make it a 13-7 Denison lead at the 17:52 mark, a DU yellow card gave the Lynx the advantage, and after a Big Red foul, Rhodes' Annika Hedlund capitalized on a free-position goal to trim their deficit to five, 13-8.

Leading 13-9, Denison's Noonan and Karsh tallied back-to-back goals for the Big Red, 14 seconds apart from each other, to build their lead back to six. Scoring four of the game's final six goals, Denison secured their second win of the season, moving to 2-2 on the year. The loss dropped Rhodes to 2-3 in 2019.

Noonan led the Big Red with four goals on 14 shots and added six draw controls. Heher followed with three goals and two assists on eight shots. Karsh totaled two goals and Jane Goodspeed led DU with 10 draw controls. Charlotte Godfrey and Goodspeed each added four ground balls.

Rhodes received three goals from Barker on four shots. Rubino, Hedlund, and Aidan Pike finished with two goals each, while Izzy Parker secured six draw controls.

The Big Red will return to action next Wednesday, March 13 when they travel to Meadville, Pa. for a 5 p.m. opening draw at Allegheny College.