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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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Denison wins sixth-straight NCAC Tournament title

2019 NCAC Tournament Champions  |  Photo by Jace Delgado
2019 NCAC Tournament Champions | Photo by Jace Delgado

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.

The Big Red asserted themselves offensively in the first five minutes of the second half thanks to a pair of goals from Maddy Heher and scoring tallies by Colleen Muldoon and Lindsey Karsh.

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.