Oberlin vs. Ohio Wesleyan
March 21, 2012
The Game Story:

Oberlin, Ohio - The Oberlin College men’s lacrosse team played toe-to-toe with the Bishops of Ohio Wesleyan for the first half, but in the end the visitors from Delaware, Ohio, proved to be too much for the Yeomen as they came away with a 12-3 win on Wednesday night at Fred Shults Field.

Oberlin did a good job of possessing the ball early on to slow down the high-powered Bishops. After falling behind 2-0, rookie Sean Higgins cashed in a man-up goal at the 5:40 mark of the first quarter with a rifle shot from the top of the box. He was assisted on the play by Thomas Cool.

OWU would add another tally before the first-quarter horn would go off, but just 49 seconds in the second quarter, Oberlin would again make it a one-goal game at 3-2 when freshman Austin Little netted his first collegiate goal. On the play he leaked out behind the Bishops defense and goalie Erickson Andrews launched a deep pass nearly the entire length of the field. OWU goalie, Ryan McMahon tried to come out and intercept the pass, but the ball sailed over his stick which left a wide open goal for Little.

It would remain 3-2 for the majority of the period, until two OWU goals in the final 4:40 of the frame would give them a 5-2 lead at the break.

The Bishops would take control in the third, scoring all four goals in the stanza to go up 9-2.

Another Ohio Wesleyan goal to start the fourth was followed by Dan Fineman’s fourth goal of the season, but it was too little too late for the Yeomen.

Andrews played all 60 minutes in the game for the Yeomen and made a career-high 10 saves.

The Yeomen return to action on March 28 at Alvernia University. The opening face-off is set for 7 p.m.