Oberlin vs. Bethany
April 17, 2012
The Game Story:
Oberlin, Ohio - The Oberlin College men’s lacrosse team provided a worthy encore to last weekend’s thumping of Alma College, easily dispatching the Bethany College Bison 13-3 at Fred Shults Field on Tuesday.

The Yeomen owned the game from the opening minute; controlling possession and spreading the love throughout a contest that saw five different players score a pair of goals before the final whistle blew.

First-year midfielder Austin Little put Oberlin on the board first, scoring his first of two goals at the 10:58 mark in the first period thanks to an assist from fellow first-year midfielder Sean Seaman. Just a few minutes later it was junior attacker Thomas Hake who found the back of the net. A mere twenty-three seconds after that, senior defender Matthew Fineman followed suit.

And the Yeomen were just getting started.

Hake scored again just slightly over a minute after his first goal, turning an assist from junior defender Thomas Cool into a score for the home team. With 3:08 left before the second period, Seaman joined the party by dumping in his seventh goal of the season.

Fineman picked up his second goal of the day at the 10:33 mark in the second period, riding a terrific assist from junior midfielder Herminio Martinez into the back of the net. The Yeomen added two more goals in the period as Seaman added his second, while first-year midfielder Sean Higgins added one, to give Oberlin an 8-0 lead at the break.

The second half saw much of the same, as Oberlin padded its lead by adding five more goals to the tally amidst a mild comeback attempt from the visitors. First-year attacker Eli Fisher scored twice in the half - bringing his season total to nine as did sophomore midfielder Mickey Fiorillo who added his ninth score of the year. Daniel Fineman also scored in the half, dropping one in at the 8:08 mark in the third period.

Bethany was simply overmatched throughout the affair. Oberlin finished with 47 shots, compared to just eight for the Bison. The Yeomen also won 15 of 20 face-offs, and won the groundball battle 39-21. OC was also a perfect 17-of-17 clears.

The Yeomen (4-8) won back-to-back games for the first time this season with wins over Alma and Bethany this past week, and will look for a third-straight when they travel to Pittsburgh to take on La Roche College (5-9) this Saturday.