Wooster, Ohio- A dominant first half propelled the Wooster Fighting Scots to a 16-6 victory over DePauw Saturday afternoon at John P. Papp Stadium on the campus of the College of Wooster.
With the loss, the Tigers dropped to 3-7 on the year and 1-2 in the North Coast Athletic Conference, while Wooster improved to 8-3 overall and 1-2 in NCAC play.
It was all Fighting Scots early as they jumped out to a 1-0 lead just 55 seconds into play. They would outscore the Tigers 4-0 in the first quarter and 7-0 in the second.
Up 11-0 entering the third quarter Wooster quickly extended their lead to 16-0 before the Tigers could break the scoring drought. Richard McGowan finally put DePauw on the board with an unassisted goal with 7:59 left in the third.
The Tigers would close the game by outscoring the Fighting Scots 6-0 led by Sam Caravana and McGowan with two goals each. Caravana scored with 7:37 left in the third and McGowan would add his second goal with 3:37 on the clock.
Robert Lapp scored on an assist from McGowan with 5:54 in the fourth quarter, followed by Caravan's second unassisted goal with 1:21 remaining. Adam Bridges closed out the scoring on an assist from Charlie Yorke with just two seconds left in the game.
Wooster outshot the Tigers 36-30 and held a 54-38 edge on ground balls. Tom Herold led the Fighting Scots with four goals and four assists.
DePauw is back in action Wednesday, April 9, when they host Ohio Wesleyan starting at 4 p.m.