Scots Fall to Big Red 1-0 in Battle Between Top NCAC Teams

Junior Claire Davis fights for possession against Denison's Emma Phinney on Saturday.

WOOSTER, Ohio – The Denison University women's soccer team made up some ground in the North Coast Athletic Conference standings after a 1-0 win over the first place College of Wooster Fighting Scots on Saturday.

Both teams were even until Liz Gibert broke away after a pass from Claire Kolff and finished far post past goalkeeper Maddy Ireton. It was Gilbert's sixth goal of the season as it moved the Big Red to 10-2-2 overall and 4-0-2 in the NCAC. 

The loss dropped Wooster to 8-3-3 overall and 5-2 in the NCAC. They hold a slight lead in the standings at 15 points, while Denison trails at 14.

The Scots outshot the Big Red 13-11 and had eight shots on goal to Denison's four. Seniors Erica White and Devin Frisby each had two shots on goal. Wooster had just one corner kick for the game, while Denison could not make anything of the nine they took.

Denison keeper Patil Tcholakian picked up her 10th win and collected eight saves. Molly Hutter made two saves in the first half, and Ireton collected one in the second half as Ireton took her second loss of the season.

The Scots will play their final NCAC game at Allegheny College Wednesday and will wrap up the regular season at home next Saturday in a non-conference game against Thomas More College.