Kenyon vs. Ohio Wesleyan
April 1, 2006
The Game Story:
GAMBIER, Ohio (April 1, 2006) In the North Coast Athletic Conference opener for the Kenyon College Lords, the Ohio Wesleyan Battling Bishops held off KC's late rally. OWU narrowly defeated the Lords 8-7 despite three goals from Kenyon senior Brad Harvey (Winchester, MA/ Winchester).

Trailing 8-5 headed into the final period of play, the Lords increased the pressure at the offensive end. After a Lords' defensive stand at the opposite end of the field, Harvey raced down and found his way through the Battling Bishops' defense. Harvey's goal, his third of the contest, drew the Lords to within two, 8-6, with 5:23 showing on the fourth-quarter clock.

With momentum clearly on its side, Kenyon junior Luke Larson (Mercer Island, WA/ Seattle Academy) found the back of the Battling Bishops' net at the 2:01 mark just seventeen seconds into a Lords' man-up advantage. The third-year Lords' goal, his second of the game and eighteenth of the season, shrank the OWU lead to 8-7.

Over the last two minutes, Kenyon had chances to tie the match, but were unable to score the equalizer, and fall to 6-2 overall, and 0-1 in the NCAC.

Harvey's three goals led the Lords followed by Larson's two scores. Seniors Sean O'Neill (Darnestown, MD/ Bullis) and Adam Kleinman (Chappaqua, NY/ Horace Greeley) each added one. O'Neill aided the Lords' scoring attack with two assists, while junior Sean Wheeler (Darien, CT/ Brunswick School) and freshman Devin Caitlin (Charlottesville, VA/ Western Albemarle) notched one helper apiece.

Ohio Wesleyan (4-4, 2-1 NCAC) was lead by freshman Karl Zimmerman's three goals and senior Jarred Law who helped out with two tallies.

Sophomore Charlie Floeckher (Lutherville, MD/ Boys' Latin) had a good day in goal for Kenyon. He recorded thirteen saves and allowed only eight goals on twenty-seven Battling Bishops' shots.

The Lords look to get back on the winning track next Saturday when they take on the Washington and Jefferson (PA) Presidents. Face-off is at 2:00 p.m.