April 13, 2024

The Wittenberg Women’s soccer team concluded their season with a dramatic win versus the Denison Big Red in overtime and a 2-0 loss in the NCAC Championship game against Allegheny. 
In the NCAC semi final the Tigers and Big Red were scoreless for 110 minutes and the match had to be decided by penalty kicks.
The Tigers outshot the Big Red 18-13, but could not get anything in the net.  Big chances came off the feet of senior Lindsay Janmey, and junior Chelsey Marcum. Wittenberg held the edge in corners 13-4.  Denison goalkeeper Andrea Karl was forced into 10 saves, while Wittenberg freshman Kelsey Lorko was credited with six saves, before giving way to Grieser just before the shootout.  In the shootout the Tigers made all three of their PK’s, coming from junior Tobie Weston, sophomore Zoe Curry and Marcum.  Denison hit the cross bar with a shot, shot one wide and Grieser made her first save.  The victory sent Wittenberg on to the NCAC Championship Game against top seeded Allegheny.
The Tigers were outshot 17-2 in the game and only attempted two corner kicks compared to the Gators 10.  Both of the Gators goals came very early in the match, as they scored one in the eighth minute and the other in the 27th.
Goalkeepers Kelsey Lorko and Maggie Grieser split the match evenly in goal, with each recording three saves. Offensively, seniors Lindsay Janmey,Erin Rowell were the only Tigers credited with a shot in the game.
The Tigers finished the season (9-7-5) overall and (5-1-2) in the NCAC.  The loss to the Gators ended the playing careers of seniors Lindsay Janmey, Erin Rowell, Leslie Oliver, Katie Murphey, and Kayla Murphy.  Each contributed very much to the program over their four years, and is thanked for all they have done for the University and the soccer program.

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