Tigers Lose Tight Battle at Wittenberg

Tigers Lose Tight Battle at Wittenberg

Springfield, Ohio - Wittenberg's two goals in a span of 57 seconds late in the second half was the difference as the hosts topped DePauw, 15-13. DePauw dropped to 2-11 overall and 1-4 in the North Coast Athletic Conference, while Wittenberg improved to 4-10 overall and 2-4 in the NCAC. 

Wittenberg jumped out to a 3-0 lead before the Tigers battled back with four straight to take a 5-4 lead. Wittenberg closed the half with three straight for a 7-5 halftime lead. 

The hosts still led 12-9 after Emily Wadds scored with 16:38 remaining, but the Tigers put together a 4-1 run that was capped by Ellie Strauch's goal with 9:28 left to tie the contest at 13-13. Gabby Zysik broke the tie with 7:02 left and Wadds added the insurance goal with 6:05 remaining.

Caleigh Ranjo paced DePauw with three goals, while Strauch and Sarah Ramsey each scored two. Victoria Zysik and Wadds each scored five with Gabby Zysik chipping in four. Kathryn Hopkins recorded 10 saves in goal for DePauw with Mary Alyce Furlong totaling eight.

Wittenberg outshot DePauw 33-30 including a 25-21 edge in shots on goal. The hosts also led in draw controls, 21-9, with DePauw holding a 34-26 lead in ground balls and committing 25 turnovers to Wittenberg's 28.

Wadds paced Wittenberg with 17 draw controls with Brooklyn Ballenger totaling six ground balls. Ranjo and Marisa Ellison each had five ground balls for the Tigers.

DePauw hosts Wooster on Saturday, April 21, at Noon.