Kenyon vs. Wittenberg
April 15, 2006
The Game Story:
GAMBIER, Ohio (April 15, 2006) The Kenyon College Lords used a smothering defense Saturday and defeated the Wittenberg University Tigers, 10-3. KC held the Tigers scoreless over nearly the final forty minutes of the contest and cruised to its first North Coast Athletic Conference win.

Wittenberg wasn't able to get any offense going against the Lords. The Tigers managed just three goals, all in the first half, as Ross Holland found the back of the KC net with 9:37 left in the second quarter. Holland's goal proved to be the final score, as the Lords allowed just 13 shots for the Tigers over the final half.

With the score tied at 3-3 headed into the second half, the Lords dominated play at both ends. Junior Luke Larson (Mercer Island, WA/Seattle Academy) poured in four goals in the third period, as he and classmate Sean Wheeler (Darien, CT/ Brunswick School) hooked up twice. The duo first found each other with what proved to be the game-winning goal at the 13:29 mark of the third period. Wheeler, standing just to the right of the net, found a slashing Larson and put the Lords up for good at 4-3.

Wheeler paced the Lords with a total of five points on three goals and the two assists on Larson's goals. Larson was next with four goals, as freshman Devin Catlin (Charlottesville, VA/ Western Albemarle) added a goal and three assists. Single goals came from senior Brad Harvey (Winchester, MA/Winchester) and freshman Brett Fuller (Marlborough, MA/ Avon Old Farms), who notched his first collegiate score at the 2:33 mark of the fourth period.

Sophomore Charlie Floeckher (Lutherville, MD/ Boys' Latin) had a huge day in goal for Kenyon. He racked up 14 saves, allowing three goals, none in the second half, and now has 92 saves for the season.

Wittenberg (4-6, 0-3 NCAC) got two goals from Cory Windle and Ross Holland added one.

The Lords (8-2, 1-1 NCAC) stay at home and host Colorado College this Friday as part of the Kenyon Athletic Center dedication ceremonies. Game-time is set for 3:00 p.m.