Wittenberg Defeats DePauw in Home Finale

Wittenberg Defeats DePauw in Home Finale

Greencastle, Ind. - Wittenberg scored twice in the opening 20 minutes of the second half and held off a late surge by DePauw and came away with a 2-1 North Coast Athletic Conference win over the host Tigers. DePauw dropped to 9-9 overall and 6-7 in the NCAC, while Wittenberg moved to 6-10 overall and 6-7 in NCAC play.

DePauw appeared to have taken the lead midway through the first half but the officials waved off the score. The teams played a scoreless first half before Wittenberg struck just 53 seconds into the second half as Blaine Donnelly scored on an assist from Flora Van den borne. Kayla Cull made it 2-0 at 54:28 on a second assist from Van den Borne.

The hosts cut the lead in half as Cathy Zesiger delivered an assist off a corner to Sarah Simon who found the back of the cage for the sixth time this season at 62:30. DePauw fired five shots in the final six minutes with three being saved and one hitting the post.

DePauw outshot Wittenberg, 16-11 and held an 11-6 edge on shots. DePauw also held a 16-8 edge in corners including 11-3 in the second half.

Sarah Foye recorded four saves in goal for DePauw before Allie Duranceau entered in the second half. Allie Purvis stopped 10 DePauw shots.

DePauw travels to Earlham on Saturday, October 27, for an 11 a.m. contest.