Women's Lacrosse: Doraty, Pensyl Lead Late Run to Defeat Denison

Taylor Pensyl (Photo: JT Higgins)
Taylor Pensyl (Photo: JT Higgins)

GRANVILLE, Ohio—The Mount Union women's lacrosse team rallied in the final moments of the game to record a 13-12 victory over Denison in a regional matchup on Wednesday evening in Granville. Ohio.

The Purple Raiders, now 7-3, 1-0 OAC, were led by Katherine Doraty (Medina/Medina) and Taylor Pensyl (Kent/Kent Roosevelt) who scored four goals each. Six total Raiders scored in the effort.

Denison, 4-5, was led by Claire Ludlow with five goals.

In the first half of play, Mount Union raced out to a 3-0 lead within the first ten minutes. Denison began to make a comeback with two unanswered goals by Claire Ludlow to make the score 3-2 with 17:01 remaining in the first half. The Big Red took their first lead of the game with 11:54 remaining in the half off a goal by Lizzy Pellicane. The Raiders were able to regain the lead, 6-5, off a Doraty goal with 07:50 remaining in the half then Denison tied the game, 6-6, off another Ludlow goal with 03:15 left in the first half. The score remained tied 6-6 going into halftime.

The Big Red gained momentum in the beginning stages of the second half, leading  9-7 within the first 6 minutes of play. Goals by Penysl and Doraty in back to back posessions allowed Mount Union to tie the game yet again, 9-9, with 18:23 remaining in the game. Denison then went on a 3-1 run to go up by two scores again , 12-10, off a Halle Walsh goal with 9:30 remaining in the game. The Raiders went on a 3-0 within the last six minutes of the game to seal the victory off goals by Pensyl and Doraty.

Mount Union is back in action on Saturday, April 9th, as they travel to Ohio Norther to prepare for an OAC contest. The game is scheduled for a 1:00 p.m. start.

Women's Lacrosse Box Score (Final)

Mount Union at Denison

Denison 6 6 12

Mount Union 6 7 13






Mount Union SCORING: GOALS: katherine doraty 4 ; taylor pensyl 4 ; emily bergert 1 ; kolbie haines 2 ; emily sendker 1 ; susie kraus 1 . ASSISTS: katherine doraty 1 ; marjie mcnamara 1 .

Denison SCORING: GOALS: halle walsh 2 ; claire ludlow 5 ; lizzy pellicane 2 ; carol allen 1 ; claudia rafi 2 . ASSISTS: lizzy pellicane 1 ; kristine mcnulty 1 ; leah israel 1 .