Oberlin vs. Kenyon
April 27, 2011
The Game Story:
Gambier, Ohio – The Oberlin College men’s lacrosse team used a late rally to make things interesting down the stretch, but it was too little too late as the Kenyon College Lords were able to hold on for the 12-9 victory against Yeomen on Wednesday afternoon.

The Yeomen offense was spearheaded by Thomas Hake’s three-goal effort. Dan Fineman and Connor Jackson also added a pair of scores each in the setback.

Oberlin battled Kenyon toe-to-toe in the early going as the two teams were essentially trading goals for the first 20 minutes of play. However, after Hake’s first goal of the game to make it a 5-4 Kenyon advantage, the Lords would score six out the next seven goals of the game to take an 11-5 lead with just 9:39 left in the contest.

The Yeomen wouldn’t go down without a fight. After goals by both teams to make it 12-6, Oberlin closed out the game with three straight scores by Hake, Fineman and Jackson, but the final horn sounded before they could get any closer.

Senior Rob Bond won a season-high 15 face-offs and led the team with five groundballs.

The Yeomen, who out-shot the Lords 32-27, were successful on 13-of-16 clear attempts. They were edged slightly on groundballs, 29-24.

Oberlin returns home to end their season with three straight games a Fred Shults Field. First up will be the Tomcats of Thiel College on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m.