Greencastle, Ind. – Trailing, 8-7 late in the third, DePauw put together an 8-1 run and came away with a 15-9 North Coast Athletic Conference victory over visiting Wabash at Reavis Stadium. The Tigers improved to 6-3 overall and 1-2 in the NCAC with their third straight win, while the Little Giants fell to 4-7 overall and 0-3 in conference play.
It took Wabash just 52 seconds to start the scoring as Dajon Thomas scored in the game’s opening minute, but DePauw responded with five straight goals from five different players to take a 5-1 lead early in the second.
The Little Giants outscored the Tigers, 6-1, the rest of the half to even the score, 6-6, at the intermission.
Thomas’ goal with 9:42 remaining in the third gave Wabash an 8-7 lead, but DePauw scored three times in a 1:10 stretch to take a 10-8 lead. Austin MacDonald, who scored two of those, added another just 31 seconds into the fourth to extend the lead to 11-8.
Wabash’s Steven Stark stopped the run at the 12:31 mark, but DePauw wrapped up the win as Steen Jorgensen scored twice in 42 seconds before Ben Sherman and William Dorger rounded out the scoring.
DePauw outshot Wabash, 54-25, held a 43-17 edge in ground balls and won 21 of the 26 faceoffs including 12 of 13 in the second half. The Tigers had 18 turnovers to Wabash’s 19, but the Tigers, who were not penalized, scored three extra-man goals.
Sherman, MacDonald and Jorgensen each scored three, while Dorger added two as eight different Tigers scored. Sam Alkema assisted on three of those scores with Dorger and Sherman adding two apiece.
Stark scored three for Wabash with Thomas and Tucker Dixon each finishing with two.
Charlie Robson picked up the win in goal for DePauw with four saves, while Wabash’s Max Atkins suffered the loss after stopping 12 shots.
Joe Garvey collected 21 faceoff wins for the Tigers and scooped up a team-high 11 ground balls, while Eric Speer followed with nine ground balls.
Five different Wabash players had two ground balls apiece with Ben Geier causing three turnovers.
DePauw hosts Wooster on Saturday, April 9, at Noon.