Yeomen Outlast Cardinals in Season Finale

Westerville, Ohio The Oberlin College men's lacrosse team concluded its season on a high note as they upended Otterbein College 10-7 on Wednesday afternoon in Westerville, Ohio.

First-year Thomas Hake capped off his outstanding rookie season by leading the Yeomen with four goals in the game. Sophomore Dylan Holmes also added two scores in the win.

Oberlin found itself down 2-0 in the early going, but the Yeomen came roaring back with four straight goals in a two-minute span. The first came out of the stick of Connor Jackson with seven seconds left in the opening quarter. Hake and Erik Strand would cash in two man-up goals within the first minute of the second and Holmes followed moments later with his first goal of the day.

The Yeomen went into the locker room with a 4-3 lead, but goals by Holmes and Daniel Fineman extended the Yeomen cushion to three.

Once again the Cardinals would fight back to get within one, but Hake and Alex Jacobs would make it an 8-5 game going into the fourth.

The two teams would trade a pair of goals in the fourth with the OC scores coming courtesy of Hake.

Sophomore Glen Gerbush had another fine day in the cage as he made 15 saves and scooped up five groundballs.

Oberlin out-shot Otterbein 40-35 and won the groundball battle 47-38. OC also won 13 of the game's 20 face-offs. Eli Clark-Davis spearheaded the effort with 12 victories.

The Yeomen, who have a talented young core set to return next season, finished the season at 5-8.

2010-05-05



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