Lady Tigers escape with late goal at home to win

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Freshman Ali Grimm's first collegiate goal came at just the right time Wednesday night as the Tigers defeated Ohio Wesleyan 1-0 in a North Coast Athletic Conference match.

Thanks to a lead pass from Katie Webb, Grimm scored on a breakaway goal at the 87:12 mark to avoid overtime. The women held strong for the final few minutes to stay undefeated in the NCAC at 4-0 and move to 7-5-1 overall.

The Battling Bishops entered the game at 1-9-1 and 0-2 in the NCAC but kept it a game for the full 90 minutes. A lot of that could be credited to goalkeeper Mackenzie Brunke who made a three difficult saves on the night.

"We knew just creating chances was not going to be enough," coach Megan McCormick said. "At halftime we told them to stick to what we're good at and to not let it frustrate us."

DePauw carried possession for the majority of the game but of their 18 shots, only four were on goal. Ohio Wesleyan, on the other hand, had four shots for the game. Goalkeeper Riley Riordan made two saves to record the shutout and improve her record to 7-5-1 on the year.

DePauw failed to capitalize on any of its 10 corners but limited Ohio Wesleyan to none. The Bishops also out-fouled DePauw 10-3.

The Tigers are back in action Saturday when they travel to Wooster, and on Oct. 21 they have their final regular season home game against Wittenberg.

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