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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
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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
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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
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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
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Sat Apr 25
12:00 PM
Washington and Lee
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Denison falls to #1 Gettysburg in NCAA Tournament

(L-R) Lindsey Karsh, Jane Goodspeed  |  Photo by Curt Ashcraft
(L-R) Lindsey Karsh, Jane Goodspeed | Photo by Curt Ashcraft

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Denison women's lacrosse had their NCAA Tournament run come to an end on Saturday afternoon following a 14-3 loss to No. 1 Gettysburg College in the regional semifinals hosted at Clark Field. The Big Red ended the 2019 season at 16-5 overall while the Bullets improved to 19-1 and advanced to Sunday's regional championship.

Entering Saturday's matchup with recent experience against the Bullets (last played on March 3, 2019), the Big Red relied on a strong defensive front that forced 12 Gettysburg turnovers in the first half and held the home team to three goals in the first ten minutes of action.

Denison countered their defensive front with an offensive attack that took eight shots in the first 22 minutes of action, including back-to-back shots from Kiely Noonan and Casey McTague, with the latter being saved by GC's Bailey Pilder.

Trailing 7-0 in the first half, the Big Red broke their scoreless drought at 6:52 when McTague drew a free position and collected her 47th goal of the season to bring DU within six.

After Gettysburg's Liza Barr answered with her second goal of the game, sophomore Molly Fischer kept Denison alive in the 25th minute when she accepted a pass from Noonan and cashed in for her 33rd goal of the season. The Big Red trailed the Bullets, 8-2.

Two more goals from Gettysburg in the first half gave the Bullets a 10-2 lead at the break.

In the second half, GC worked the shot clocked and held the Big Red to six shots in the final period, including just three shots in the final 20 minutes of play.

Denison's final goal came from senior Virginia Hamilton who totalled her 14th goal of the season with 5:52 remaining in the game.

Collecting 18 ground balls for the game and achieving 15 of their 20 clear attempts, the Big Red received their scoring from McTague, Fischer, and Hamilton, while McTague and Liza Farnham led the team in shots with three each. Fischer, Paris Healey, Hannah Magarian, and Jane Goodspeed each posted three ground balls, while Goodspeed rounded out her tremendous career with an additional two draw controls and two caused turnovers.

Leaving Denison with the most draw controls and caused turnovers for a game, season, and career, Goodspeed ends her four years in Granville with 236 ground balls, 371 DCs, and 151 CTs. She is also the program's all-time leader in games played with 79, surpassing former teammate Halle Walsh's 76 from a season ago.

Barr led the Bullets with seven points on three goals and four assists, while Maria Nemeth also added three goals.

In the cage, Magarian suffered her fifth loss of the season following an eight-save performance in 60 minutes played. GC's Bailey Pilder improved to 18-1 after posting 11 saves in a full game effort.

Denison ended the 2019 campaign with a record of 16-5 and their fourth-straight 8-0 record in North Coast Athletic Conference play. Head coach Amanda Daniels also became the program's all-time winningest coach with 85 wins after securing consecutive 16-win seasons for the first time in school history.