Tigers' Streak Snapped in Loss to Fighting Scots

Tigers' Streak Snapped in Loss to Fighting Scots

Greencastle, Ind. - Visiting Wooster scored three goals in a 1:28 stretch of the fourth quarter to pull away from DePauw and pick up an 11-9 North Coast Athletic Conference victory over the Tigers. DePauw dropped to 6-4 overall and 1-3 in the NCAC and had its three-game win streak snapped, while Wooster is now 9-5 overall and 5-0 in the conference.

DePauw held its only lead of the game at 1-0 after William Dorger scored with 8:11 left in the first. Wooster, however, came back with five straight scores including three in the opening five minutes of the second period. The Tigers closed the half with two goals to trim Wooster's halftime lead to 5-3.

Twice in the third the Tigers were within a goal before Wooster's Josh Herold scored with just 25 seconds left in the quarter. Dorgers closed the gap to 8-7 with 11:35 remaining in the game, but Herold, Alexander Bloom and Matt Parmelee each scored to push the Fighting Scots' lead to 11-7 with 8;26 remaining. 

Steen Jorgensen and Adam Bridges closed out the scoring for the Tigers.

Dorger led the Tigers with three goals and added an assist, while Bridges followed with two scores. Connor Patterson recorded 18 saves for DePauw.

Herold and Parmelee each scored three for Wooster with Bloom adding a pair. Herold and Parmelee assisted on two each. Wesley Wagner stopped seven DePauw shots in goal.

Wooster held a 63-33 edge in shots including 29-16 in shots on goal. Wooster also held a 31-29 advantage in ground balls as Joe Garvey paced DePauw with four, while Erik Barroso and Jack Gilio each had six for the Fighting Scots.

DePauw committed 22 turnovers to Wooster's 15 with Gilio forcing four DePauw miscues and DePauw's Danny Bleifuss totaling three forced turnovers.

Wooster's Barroso had 12 faceoff wins with Garvey winning 11.

The Tigers travel to Wittenberg on Wednesday, April 12, for a 4 p.m. contest.