Oberlin Succumbs to Second-Half Surge by Trine

Oberlin, Ohio A second half barrage of goals from visiting Trine University was enough to derail Oberlin by a score of 20-8 in non-conference women's lacrosse action this afternoon.

Oberlin College opened up the scoring with an early goal by first-year Molly Bloom. Trine attacker Rebekah Duncan answered the early Oberlin goal with a score of her own two minutes later. Oberlin was able to answer the goal, in an unassisted manner by fellow first-year starter Grace Amber. Once again the visitors would answer and back and forth action prevailed for much of the first period.

Bloom scored her second goal of the game to tie knot things up 3-3 about midway through the first period. This time Trine responded with three straight goals to open up a 6-3 advantage.

With less than two minutes in the half sophomore Alice Zicht put the Yeowomen back on the board with an unassisted goal of her own. But as they seemed to have all day long there was another answer by the Thunder. Oberlin did grab some momentum going into the break as Bloom scored again, this time with just eighteen seconds on the first-half clock.

The momentum was short-lived for the Yeowomen who trailed 7-5 at the half. The Thunder scored five consecutive times to open the second frame and effectively put things out of reach. Grace Amber did put three second-half goals on the board for Oberlin, but the second half storm led to a 20-8 non-conference defeat. Trine outshot Oberlin 44-27 in the contest and 24-10 in the second-half surge.

Oberlin will try to get back into the win column as they travel to LaGrange College on Sunday for a 2:00 pm non-conference tilt.

2010-03-25



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