Wooster, Ohio- The DePauw University field hockey team beat the College of Wooster 2-1, earning its third NCAC win as just three games are left in the season.
The Tigers, despite a tough loss the previous day, looked fresh and ready to take on the Fighting Scots.
In the first period, the Tigers moved the ball with accuracy, switching the field when necessary and passing the ball with care. Such ball movement played a significant role in why DePauw outshot Wooster 8-3 in the first quarter and had so many looks on goal.
Its persistence in the Fighting Scots defensive end finally paid off when Sarah Goff intercepted a pass and drove the ball down the middle of the field to find the back of the cage, earning her first goal of the season and putting the Tigers up by one in the first quarter.
Down a goal, Wooster turned up its intensity in the second quarter forcing Allie Duranceau to make eight saves in the quarter. Though the Tigers had just four shots on goal, its ability to create opportunities out of every possession led to a Kate Milner recording her 12th goal of the season off an assist by Cathy Zesiger.
With a two-goal lead going into the second half DePauw continued to try to move the ball up the sideline and crowd the circle. By the third quarter, however, Wooster had made some adjustments and managed to keep play in the Tigers' defensive half.
The Fighting Scots would then cut the lead in half with a goal of its own and hold DePauw to one shot on goal and no penalty corners in the fourth quarter. Although the Tigers' offense was silenced, the team stepped up to make sure the game would be won in regulation.
DePauw is back on the road on Wednesday, Oct. 23, to face Wittenberg University at 7 p.m. The Tigers' next home game is Senior Day on Saturday, Oct. 26, game time is set for Noon.