Skip to navigation Skip to content Skip to footer
No Event
No Event
No Event
No Event
No Event
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
7:00 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
No Event
No Event
No Event
No Event
View Full Schedule

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.