Bloomington, Ill. - DePauw and Illinois Wesleyan entered the third period deadlocked, 7-7, but the host Titans scored 11 goals in the third including six in the first six minutes and sent the Tigers to a 22-15 defeat. DePauw dropped to 1-5, while Illinois Wesleyan improved to 5-1.
The Tigers needed just eight seconds to score as Tyler McCoy gave DePauw a 1-0 lead, but that would be the Tigers' only lead of the contest. The Titans held a 7-4 advantage in the second before DePauw rallied with three goals in the final four minutes of the half to knot the contest at 7-7 at halftime.
Illinois Wesleyan grabbed a 10-7 lead with three scores in the first two minutes of the third. Steen Jorgensen stopped the run with 10:50 left in the frame, but the Titans scored three more times in a 2:07 span to push the lead to 13-8. DePauw's Dylan Garvey scored midway through the period, but the Titans' onslaught continued with five goals in the final 6:16 of the quarter for an 18-9 lead.
The Titans stretched the lead to as many as 11 before DePauw scored five in the last 6:05.
Luke Ruiz-Funes recorded 15 saves for the Tigers, while Will Harris had seven for the Titans.
Illinois Wesleyan outshot the Tigers, 63-42 and led in ground balls, 45-36 wile also winning 23 of 41 faceoffs.
The Tigers committed 33 turnovers to Illinois Wesleyan's 27.
DePauw returns to action on Saturday with a 2 p.m. game at Alma.