Greencastle, Ind. – Wabash knocked off DePauw 2-1 on Wednesday to claim not only their second consecutive win over the Tigers but a spot in the upcoming NCAC Tournament.
Two players scored their first goals of the season in an environment one would expect in a DePauw and Wabash matchup, which featured about 500 spectators.
Wabash's Spase Dorsuleski scored at 21:02, capitalizing in a buildup in front of the goal because of a corner. DePauw would not tie it until the 74th minute when senior Keaton Voegerl scored off an assist from Justin Mitchell. It was his second collegiate goal and first of the season.
Wabash answered five minutes later. Stojan Krsteski and Alexiz Arellano found Cory Sims in front of the goal for his fourth of the season.
DePauw failed to find the equalizer after that. They were outshot 10-6 and did not take a corner kick in the game, which the Little Giants took five. Both teams committed 18 fouls.
Austin Bodner made three saves in net for the Tigers.
The game featured eight penalty cards split evenly between the two teams. However, DePauw was issued a red in the 85th minute, forcing them to play a man down for the remainder of the game.
DePauw still owns a 37-15-3 record in the series against Wabash, which dates back to 1966. With last year's 1-0 win Wabash has claimed back-to-back wins for the first time since the 1998-99 contests. The teams tied in 2008 and 2009.
The NCAC Tournament is set with Kenyon, Ohio Wesleyan, Denison and Wabash making the field. With one game remaining, DePauw is on the outside looking in at 2-3-3 in conference play and a 5-6-4 overall record. Wabash improves to 10-5-1 overall and 4-3-1 in the NCAC.
DePauw will host Oberlin on Saturday to conclude the season.