Field Hockey bounces back with blowout win

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The Tigers (12-4, 11-2 NCAC) hit the road for an NCAC conference matchup against Earlham (4-12, 3-10 NCAC) on Wednesday after suffering only their fourth loss of the season against Denison last weekend.

In their previous matchup, the Tigers manhandled the Quakers in a 6-1 blowout. In very similar fashion, the Tigers were able to subdue Earlham once more in Wednesday’s contest.

It didn’t take long for the Tigers to take advantage of early opportunities as sophomore forward Reilly Bruce put the first goal away at the sixth minute of the game.

DePauw never looked back from that moment on as first-year midfielder Corina Bourantas scored in the 15th minute followed by first-year midfielder/forward Rose Revolinski in the 28th. Sitting on a comfortable 3-0 lead at the half, DePauw was not about to let up.           

DePauw came out with the same level of intensity that they used to dominate in the first half. This intensity helped them capitalize early in the half with a goal from sophmore defender Grace Waldman in the 43rd minute. The blowout continued with Bourantas putting away her second goal of the game just three minutes later.

Earlham’s lone goal came in the 63rd minute of the game. That lone goal was quickly overshadowed by a goal from senior forward Natalie Abbott in the 66th minute to cap off a dominant Tiger’s victory.

Reflecting on the victory, coach Erika Dombkowski made it clear that her team executed the game plan to perfection.

“Our goal was to dominate and keep possession and focus on our passing game and transitions in the defense,” Dombkowski explained.

With this victory, the Tigers improved to 11-2 in NCAC conference games and 12-4 overall.

DePauw’s final matchup of the regular season will come against another conference opponent Ohio Wesleyan this Saturday at 12 p.m.