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Fri Aug 30
Final
0 Denison
1 vs. Bridgewater (Va.)
@ Lexington, Va. in Lexington, Va.
Sat Aug 31
Final
0 Denison
0 at Washington and Lee
in Lexington, Va.
Tue Sep 03
Final
0 Denison
3 at #23 Otterbein
in Westerville, Ohio
Sat Sep 07
Final - 2OT
2 Carnegie Mellon
2 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Sep 08
Final
0 Adrian
2 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Sep 11
Final - 2OT
2 Ohio Northern
2 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Sep 14
Final
0 Denison
3 at #20 Centre
in Danville, Ky.
Wed Sep 18
Final
4 Denison
0 at Franklin
Franklin, Ind.
Sat Sep 21
Final
0 Denison
4 at #2 Messiah
in Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Wed Sep 25
Final
2 Denison
0 at Capital
in Columbus, Ohio
Sat Sep 28
Final
0 Ohio Wesleyan
2 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio - Big Red Weekend
Sat Oct 05
Final
3 Denison
0 at Allegheny
in Meadville, Pa.
Sat Oct 12
Final
4 Denison
1 at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Sat Oct 19
Final - 2OT
0 DePauw
0 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Oct 23
Final
2 Denison
1 at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sat Oct 26
Final - OT
1 Denison
2 at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Tue Oct 29
Final
1 Hiram
4 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Nov 02
Final
2 Wooster
0 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Nov 06
Final
0 Denison
2 at Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio - NCAC Tournament Semifinal
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Denison prevails on second half goal by Kolff

Logan Agin  |  Photo by Jace Delgado
Logan Agin | Photo by Jace Delgado

GRANVILLE, Ohio—Denison won its third straight match and improved to 9-2-2 after a 1-0 victory over Thomas More on Wednesday night at Barclay-Thomsen Field.  The win closes out the regular season home schedule at 7-1-1.

Denison controlled possession and pace throughout the match but the breakthrough didn't occur until the 76th minute when Kelly O'Neill's shot from 15 yards hit the left post and bounced back into play where Claire Kolff was there to deposit her fifth goal of the season and her third game-winning goal in 2018.  The assist was O'Neill's first of the season and the first of her career.

The Saints managed only three shots on the night but two were on-goal.  Their best chance came in the 56th minute when Kristina Felix took a shot from the top of the 18 that was saved by Denison's Patil Tcholakian.

In the 64th minute, Denison nearly put a goal on the board when Meg Rogan's shot from 10-yards was saved with one hand by TMC keeper Maddy Kim.

Denison kept the pressure up and came very close to scoring just minutes after Rogan's shot.  The first came on a shot by Ariel Loevy from inside the penalty area that was saved by Kim.  Another shot by Rogan was snuffed out by Kim then Liz Gilbert found some space just side the box and let a shot fly on an open net that had to be cleared out in front of the goal by Abby Hutcheson.

That proved to be the final flurry until Kolff's game-winner seven minutes later.  Gilbert came within an eyelash of giving DU a 2-0 lead when her shot in the 80th minute hit the crossbar.

Denison held a 15-3 advantage in shots and an 8-1 lead in corner kicks.  Tcholakian finished with two saves while Kim posted six saves for Thomas More.  Gilbert led all players with four shots while Rogan and O'Neill followed with three apiece.

The win sets up a showdown at Wooster on Saturday (Oct. 20) at 12 p.m.  The Fighting Scots are in first place in the North Coast Athletic Conference with 15 points (5-1-0). Denison has 11 points and is 3-0-2.  The Big Red has three conference matches left against Wooster, Hiram and Ohio Wesleyan.

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