|Rose Taylor attempts a play during Saturday's contest versus Denison University.|
WOOSTER, Ohio – Two first half goals were the difference as Denison University defeated The College of Wooster field hockey team 2-0 in North Coast Athletic Conference play on Saturday.
The loss was Wooster's first as it snapped a five-game winning streak to start the season. They are now 5-1 overall and 1-1 in the NCAC, while Denison moves atop the standings at 5-1 overall and 3-0 in the conference.
Denison controlled possession for the majority of the game. In the first half, the Big Red outshot Wooster 14-0 and held a 12-0 advantage in penalty corners. In the first 10 minutes of the game, Denison had already taken seven penalty corners, but to Wooster's credit, none were scored upon as a result.
The first goal came in the 24th minute. After a scuffle in front of the cage, Abby Scully came out with her third goal of the year.
Denison's second goal was scored three minutes later following a corner in the 27th. Senior Alyssa Bahel scored her first goal of the season after scoring off a deflection of Charlotte Godfrey, who was awarded the assist.
Wooster played Denison even in the second half and got their first and only shot of the game off when Maeven Barry's runaway was stopped by goalie Teya Adams. Adams played the entire 70 minutes for the shutout.
Katie Shideler took the loss for the Scots. She made six saves as she moves to 5-1 on the year.
Denison finished with 25 shots and 18 penalty corners. Wooster had two penalty corners with their first coming with just 11 minutes remaining in the game.
Wooster will look to get back in the win column Sunday when they host Wittenberg for another NCAC contest.