DePauw Picks Up Second NCAC Win with 15-6 Victory over Hiram

DePauw Picks Up Second NCAC Win with 15-6 Victory over Hiram

Greencastle, Ind. - The Tigers scored 10 straight goals to erase an early deficit on the way to a 15-6 North Coast Athletic Conference win over visiting Hiram. DePauw moved to 5-8 overall and 2-4 in the NCAC, while the Terriers dropped to 2-10 overall and 0-6 in NCAC play.

Hiram held a 3-2 lead after Garet Johnston's goal with 4:25 left in the first period, but the Tigers closed the opening stanza with a pair of goals and blanked Hiram, 4-0, in the second for an 8-3 halftime lead. 

The Tigers put the game away in the third as goals from Ben Sherman, Nick Woerner, Grant Skipper and Buck Dorger in the opening 2:22 pushed the lead to 12-3.

Dorger led the Tigers with five goals and Sam Alkema added two, while Austin MacDonald totaled five assists. Grant Skipper won 16-of-20 faceoffs and collected seven ground balls. Johnston led the Terriers with three goals and Chris Lekan added two.

Connor Patterson stopped 12 shots in goal for the Tigers for his first win, while Hiram's Sawyer Lott finished with 15 and Mike Malloy with two.

DePauw outshot Hiram, 57-23, and held a 41-25 edge in ground balls. The Tigers won 18 of the 22 faceoffs and were successful on 16-of-22 clears to the Terriers' 13-of-25. 

The Tigers travel to Ohio Wesleyan on Tuesday, April 19, for a 5 p.m. contest with the Battling Bishops.