Battling Bishops Down Tigers

Greencastle, Ind.- Ohio Wesleyan outscored the Tigers 11-1 in the first half on their way to a 16-2 victory Wednesday afternoon at Boswell Field in North Coast Athletic Conference action.

With the win the Battling Bishops improved to 9-2 overall and 4-0 in the NCAC, while DePauw dropped to 3-8 on the year and 1-3 in NCAC play.

Ohio Wesleyan jumped out to an early lead scoring four goals in the first five minutes of the game. They would add two more goals in the first quarter, extending their lead to 6-0.

DePauw opened up the second with an unassisted goal from A.J. Schlaff with 12:11 remaining in the quarter. The Bishops would close out the half by scoring five straight goals, taking an 11-1 advantage into the locker room.

The third quarter was relatively uneventful as Ohio Wesleyan only scored twice, while the Tigers were held scoreless. In the final quarter, the Bishops scored three times before DePauw could find the back of the net in the closing seconds. Robert Lapp scored with 26 seconds left in the game on an unassisted strike, giving the Tigers their second goal of the game.

Ohio Wesleyan outshot DePauw 67-21 and held a 56-25 edge on ground balls. The Bishops committed 19 turnovers, while the Tigers had 27.

John Umbach led the Bishops with three goals and two assists, while Ryan McMahon and Ben Rigger each made six saves in goal.

Schlaff and Lapp each tallied goals and Grant Skipper had five ground balls, while Tom Kryspin made 28 saves for the Tigers.

DePauw is back in action Saturday, April 12, when they travel to Oberlin for a 1:00 p.m. conference showdown.