GRANVILLE, Ohio-- Denison outscored Wooster 7-4 in the second half to capture the 2019 North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament Championship with a 13-10 win over the Fighting Scots. This is Denison's 14th NCAC Tournament title and the program's sixth-straight championship. For the sixth-straight year and the 21st time overall, Denison advances to the NCAA Division III Tournament.
In a rematch of last year's conference tournament title game, the Fighting Scots were red-hot early, scoring the first three goals of the contest.
Denison responded with a 4-0 run over a 12-minute span to take back the lead, 4-3. Over the final eight minutes of the first half, Wooster outscored Denison 3-2, making it all tied at 6-6 at the intermission.
Wooster got to within two goals after Laura Papp's goal with 12:27 to play but DU responded with goals from Leander Perun and a free-position goal by Hope Adams to go back on top by four. Denison controlled possession over the final five minutes and was able to run out the clock for the win.
Karsh led DU in scoring with three goals and one assist. Heher and Adams scored twice while Muldoon and Noonan tallied one goal and two assists.
Jane Goodspeed, the NCAC Tournament's Most Valuable Player, finished with five draw controls, one caused turnover, and one ground ball. Megan Cunningham and Paris Healey each had two caused turnovers for the Big Red.
Joining Goodspeed on the All-Tournament team was Noonan, Healy, Heher, and senior goalie Hannah Magarian who finished with 10 saves in 60 minutes between the pipes. Wooster goalie Katie Shideler ended with 11 saves.
The Big Red held a 31-27 advantage in shots while controlling 13 of the 25 draws taken.
Denison takes a 15-4 record into this year's NCAA Division III Tournament. They will learn their opponent tonight when the NCAA airs the Division III Women's Lacrosse Selection Show live on NCAA.com at 10 p.m.