Ohio Wesleyan vs. Denison
April 5, 2009
|Rob Young||(2, 1)|
|Chris Ehlinger||(2, 0)|
|Nick Gallagher||(1, 1)|
|Craig Aronoff||(1, 0)|
|Karl Zimmerman||(0, 1)|
|Chaz Narwicz||(0, 1)|
|Andy Princehorn||(1, 0)|
|Tony D'abarno||(1, 0)|
|Gavin Cunningham||(1, 0)|
|Jud Hall||9 (0.360)|
|Dan Huckins||1 (0.500)|
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|Nate Hall||(4, 4)|
|Emmett Jones||(5, 0)|
|Brady Burton||(4, 0)|
|Tanner Smith||(1, 3)|
|Alex Hardt||(2, 0)|
|Dan Maude||(1, 0)|
|Kyle Bliss||(0, 1)|
|Cory Couture||(0, 1)|
|Gregg Shannon||7 (0.438)|
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|The Game Story:|
|Denison's Emmett Jones scored 4 goals and Nate Hall added 2 more as the Big Red opened the game with a 10-1 run and went on to defeat Ohio Wesleyan in North Coast Athletic Conference action on Wednesday at Selby Field.|
The loss was Ohio Wesleyan's first to Denison at Selby Field since April 15, 2000, snapping a string of 6 straight home wins over the Big Red. The 8-goal margin of victory was the widest in the series since April 19, 1997, when the Bishops defeated the Big Red by a count of 17-8 in Granville, and was Denison's largest margin of victory over Ohio Wesleyan since April 24, 1994, when the Big Red defeated the Bishops by a 14-6 margin in Granville.
The Big Red took a 1-0 lead on Alex Hardt's unassisted goal, then made it 2-0 when Jones collected the offensive rebound after a save by sophomore Jud Hall (Columbus/Upper Arlington) and scored from point-blank range.
The Bishops were called for a penalty on the play, and the Big Red took advantage of the ensuing man-up opportunity, with Brady Burton scoring 13 seconds later for a 3-0 Denison lead.
Ohio Wesleyan answered when sophomore defender Tony D'Abarno (Venetta, Pa./Peters Township) scooped up the ball after a Denison turnover, made a long run, and whipped a shot past Big Red keeper Greg Shannon to bring the Bishops within 3-1 with 10:30 left in the quarter.
Denison responded with 7 straight goals, with Hall starting the run with an unassisted goal at the 8:43 mark. Jones followed with a pair of goals less than a minute apart before Tanner Smith's score made it a 7-1 lead. Hall and Jones tallied goals 33 seconds apart, and Dan Maude finished the run with an unassisted goal that extended the margin to 10-1 with 3:52 left in the first quarter.
The Bishops opened the second quarter with scores by junior attacker Rob Young (Langhorne, Pa./Council Rock South) and junior midfielder Chris Ehlinger (Radnor, Pa.), but Denison scored the last 2 goals of the quarter for a 13-3 halftime lead.
Junior midfielder Craig Aronoff (Potomac, Md./The Bullis School) scored in the opening minute of the third quarter, and goals by Ehlinger and senior attacker Nick Gallagher (Columbus/Dublin Scioto) brought the Bishops within 14-6 at the end of the third quarter.
Young and junior midfielder Andy Princehorn (Worthington/Thomas Worthington) continued the Bishop comeback, pulling Ohio Wesleyan to within 14-8 with 10:01 left in regulation time, but Nate Hall's man-up goal ended the Bishop run, and the Big Red added scores by Burton and Hall to pull away in the closing minutes.
Young led the Bishops with 2 goals and an assist, while Ehlinger scored 2 goals.
Hall finished with 9 saves and freshman Dan Huckins (Commack, N.Y./Northfield-Mount Hermon (Mass.)) made 1 save in the second quarter.
Jones led the Big Red with 5 goals, while Hall had 4 goals and 4 assists and Burton scored 4 goals.
Shannon had 7 saves in the Denison goal.