Greencastle, Ind. - Visiting Southwestern scored the game's first goal just 1:02 into the contest, but DePauw countered 14 seconds later to start a run of four straight on the way to an 18-7 win over the Pirates. The Tigers moved to 1-6 on the season, while Southwestern is now 3-8.
DePauw took an 8-4 lead into halftime and, after the teams traded scores, the Tigers put together a run of seven straight scores to pull away for the win.
Sarah Ramsey scored four and added an assist, while Caleigh Ranjo and Erica Rapelje each scored three with Ranjo assisting on a pair. In all, nine different Tigers scored with nine different players assisting including Kate Flynn's five.
Brenna Jobb paced Southwestern with three goals.
DePauw's Kathryn Hopkins stopped 10 Southwestern shots, while Haley Hurt had eight saves for the Pirates and Claire Harding two.
The Tigers held a 36-27 edge in shots and 23-17 in ground balls. DePauw was successful on 13 of 20 clears with Southwestern clearing 11 of 22. DePauw committed 21 turnovers to the Pirates' 26 and the Tigers held a 15-12 edge in draw controls.
Allison Cook won five draw controls, collected five ground balls and caused three turnovers for the Pirates.
DePauw returns to action on Tuesday, March 27, with a 7 p.m. PDT game at Redlands.