Tigers Hold Off Gators in 3-1 Win

Tigers Hold Off Gators in 3-1 Win

Greencastle, Ind.- The DePauw University field hockey team improves to 2-1 in the NCAC after beating the Allegheny Gators 3-1 in a late goal surge. 

Striking first, the Gators found itself up 1-0 just three minutes into the first quarter. Allegheny managed to hold that lead through the first half despite giving up ten shots on goal and four penalty corners to the TIgers.

DePauw finally started playing its game in the third quarter, making sharp passes while switching the field. And in the 39th minute of play with the Gators down a player, the Tigers took advantage of its numbers in the circle, and Alexa Steil found Kate Milner to tie the game at one apiece.

Finishing the third strong with the game tied at one, the Tigers picked up the pace and pushed Allegheny into its defensive half. DePauw tallied fourteen shots on goal in the fourth quarter alone, in its efforts to put the game away.

The Tigers' persistence paid off, for in the 50th-minute, when Milner found Steil directly off the penalty corner to put DePauw up 2-1 with 10 minutes remaining in regulation.

Not satisfied with the goal differential, the Tigers continued to crowd the circle in attempts to put another ball in the back of the cage. 

In the 59th minute of the game, down a player, DePauw managed to put one more in off a corner penalty taken by Milner, which is then fielded by Maddie DeAscentis and brought into the striking circle to give the Tigers a 3-1 advantage with a minute left.

With this win over the Allegheny, Gators DePauw improves to 7-6 overall and 2-1 in the NCAC. The Tigers' next game is away at Kenyon College next Saturday, Oct. 19, with a game-time set for 11 a.m.