Delaware, Ohio - DePauw scored the game's final three goals including two in the final two minutes, but the Tigers fell short in an 8-7 North Coast Athletic Conference loss at Ohio Wesleyan. The Tigers dropped to 2-9 overall and 1-2 in the NCAC, while Ohio Wesleyan improved to 4-5 overall and 1-1 in the conference.
Ohio Wesleyan matched its largest lead of the game at 8-4 after Jenn Douglas scored with 9:21 remaining in the contest. Just 26 seconds later, DePauw's Mali Pustow countered. Caleigh Ranjo cut the deficit to 8-6 with an assist from Kate Flynn with 1:55 left before Rachel Allen's goal with 18 seconds remaining close the margin to one. The Battling Bishops won the ensuing draw to seal the win.
Sophie Hensley put the Tigers on the board first with 21:22 left in the first before Ohio Wesleyan countered with 19:38 left. Ranjo's goal with 8:12 left in the half gave DePauw a 2-1 advantage, but the Battling Bishops scored with 6:07 left in the half and the teams headed to the intermission tied, 2-2.
Ohio Wesleyan gained the lead for good with three goals in the opening seven minutes of the second half. Tori Salanty's score with 18:00 left in the game cut the hosts' lead to two, but Ohio Wesleyan extended the gap to 7-3 with two scores in a 1:05 stretch.
Pustow and Ranjo each scored two goals, while Mickey Rice led Ohio Wesleyan with three and Cory Kinder and Jenn Douglas each added two.
DePauw's Kathryn Hopkins stopped 10 Battling Bishops shots, while OWU's Kelly Coffyn finished with 16 saves.
The Tigers outshot Ohio Wesleyan, 35-24, but Ohio Wesleyan made the most of their 18 shots on goal to the Tigers' 23. DePauw held a 24-17 advantage in ground balls, while Ohio Wesleyan led in draw controls, 11-6, and had 27 turnovers to the Tigers' 22.
Ranjo paced the Tigers with three draw controls and five ground balls with Douglas leading Ohio Wesleyan with seven draw controls. Coffyn and Stephanie DeSoto each had four ground balls for Ohio Wesleyan.
The Tigers return to action on Saturday, April 14, when they host Oberlin at 2:30 p.m.