Oberlin vs. Shenandoah
March 13, 2010
The Game Story:
Bay Village, Ohio – Oberlin College scored four times in the third period to knockoff Shenandoah University 7-5 on a wet and rainy Saturday afternoon at Bay Village High School.

Sophomore Dylan Holmes spearheaded the Yeomen offense with three goals, while Erik Strand made an impressive return to the team with two scores and 10 groundballs.

“This was a great win for us,” Head Coach Kevin Walz said. “The guys battled their tails off and really played a sound game all the way around.”

Oberlin (1-0) led 3-0 before the Hornets (0-5) finally got on the board with 7:54 left in the second period. SU would add another tally to make it a 3-2 game at he break.

Holmes cashed in his second goal of the day just minutes into the third period, but the Hornets fought back to tie the game at four with a pair of quick strikes inside the 12-minute mark of the third quarter.

The Yeomen would come back with a scoring flurry of their own with two goals in 12 seconds between 5:28 and 5:16 of the third period. The first came on a rifle from the top of the box out of the stick of Strand after he came up a key groundball in the Hornets’ territory. Strand then won the ensuing face-off and marched right down the middle of field to find a wide-open Holmes in front of the cage for an easy score.

The Hornets would score just once in the fourth and Oberlin did a good job of possessing ball to salt away the win.

The Yeomen out-shot the Hornets 40-17 and won nine of the game’s 16 face-offs. OC was also successful on 30-of-36 clear attempts.