Denison vs. Wooster
March 26, 2011
The Game Story:
With a 12-11 loss to the The College of Wooster last season still fresh on the minds of this year's Big Red squad. Denison wasted little time assuring that a repeat performance of 2010's upset would not be in the cards.

The Big Red dominated possession and kept the Scots off the scoreboard until the final minute of the contest, en route to a 12-1 victory from Deeds Field-Piper Stadium.

Denison held a 5-0 lead at the half while out-shooting Wooster 30-9 over the first 30 minutes of action. In the second half it was more of the same as the Big Red continued their high-volume offensive attack, eventually tacking on seven more goals to set the final at 12-1.

Denison was led by current North Coast Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week, Kyle Brown (Glenview, Ill./New Trier). The senior attack scored three goals and added three assists to finish with six points. A foursome of Big Red middies and attacks led by Tanner Smith (Boxford, Mass./Brooks School), Davis Lukens (Marietta, Ga./Holy Innocents), Colin Molloy (Stamford, Conn./Fairfield Prep), and Emmett Jones (Colorado Springs, Colo./Air Academy) all finished with two goals and one assist, apiece. Junior Cory Couture (San Diego, Calif./Coronado) chipped in one goal and one assist to round out the Denison scoring.

Wooster's lone goal was scored by Matt Ranck in the closing minute. The Scots were outshot 53-23 while committing 18 turnovers to Denison's seven. The Big Red were 2-for-6 in extra-man opportunities as Smith scored with a one-man advantage in the first quarter and Couture added a man-up goal in the fourth quarter.

In his third career start, Nick Petracca (Manhassett, N.Y./Loomis Chaffee) posted six saves in 50 minutes of action. Wooster goalie Jake Kubasta kept his team in the contest as long as he could by piling up 18 saves in 60 minutes.

In the face-off game Wooster held a 9-8 edge as Matt Pullara went 5-for-7. Denison was led by Chip Phillips (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephens & St. Agnes) who went 8-for-16. Spencer Riehl (Reistertown, Md./St. Paul's) led the defense with five ground balls while Smith added two caused turnovers.

The No. 14 Big Red improve to 5-1 with the win and will return to action next Saturday (April 2) when they travel to Delaware, Ohio for their annual clash with Ohio Wesleyan. Face-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Selby Field.