DPU beats Centre, Sewanee in field hockey

Monday, November 6, 2006

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The DePauw University field hockey team split a pair of matches this weekend in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference championships.

The Tigers dropped their semifinal match Saturday against Centre, 3-1.

Centre captured a 1-0 lead with 28:37 to go in the first half on a goal from Taylor Gray, assisted by Maegan Nash.

DePauw knotted the contest at 1-all on a goal from Melissa Davis off an assist from Beth Seegers, but Nash broke the deadlock with just 7:19 to go in the match, and Teresa Johnston added another goal for the Colonels with 5:36 remaining.

Centre outshot the Tigers 6-3, and the Tigers had an 8-5 advantage in corners.

The Tigers avenged their loss Sunday and finished third in the tournament with a 2-1 victory over Sewanee.

Becca Gaines scored both of DePauw's goals, including the game-winning penalty stroke in the first overtime period.

DePauw finished the season at 12-7 while Sewanee ended the year at 4-12.

Lynn Hancock gave Sewanee a 1-0 lead with just under 15 minutes to go in the first half before Gaines tied the score with 3:38 to go in the half on an assist from Meredith Ellis.

Gaines scored on a penalty stroke with 7:43 to go in the first overtime to seal the deal for DePauw.

The Tigers outshot Sewanee 10-3 and had a 13-4 edge in corners.

Compiled by Jason Jarman

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