W&L Field Hockey Stumbles at Denison, 2-0

W&L Field Hockey Stumbles at Denison, 2-0

GRANVILLE, Ohio — Denison held the Washington and Lee field hockey team without a shot on Sunday, as the Big Red earned a 2-0 victory at Piper Stadium.

Denison (2-2) scored the only goal of the first half in the game's seventh minute. Off a penalty corner, The Big Red inserted the ball to the top of the circle. First-year forward Charlotte Godfrey received the pass, and then sent the ball back to the near post. Sophomore defender Ali Gakenheimer was there and redirected it into the cage to give Denison a 1-0 advantage.

Following intermission, the Big Red scored its second and final goal with 16:48 left in the contest. Once again Gakenheimer came away with the tally. First-year defender Abby Scully dribbled into space, and passed it to the side of the cage where Gakenheimer stuffed it in the goal.

Denison took 14 shots in the contest, while holding the Generals (1-3) without an attempt. The Big Red also had a 14-0 advantage in penalty corners. Junior goalkeeper Ariyel Yavalar (Baltimore, Md./Garrison Forest School) made seven saves in the defeat, playing the full 70 minutes. First-year Kerry Lawler also saw 70 minutes of action to earn the shutout.

The Generals return to action on Saturday, when they host Elizabethtown at 2:00 pm.

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