Saint Vincent Storms Past Oberlin

Latrobe, Pa. On a wet and sloppy field the Oberlin College men's lacrosse team was unable to keep pace with the St. Vincent College Bearcats as the Yeomen fell victim to a 17-4 defeat on Wednesday afternoon.

"They are a strong offensive team and were able to force the crease way too easily today," Head Coach Topher Grossman said. "We didn't do a good enough job defensively and missed some opportunities on offense."

The Yeomen (1-1) hung tough for the first 15 minutes and trailed just 4-2 after one period. The Bearcats netted the first four goals of the frame, but back-to-back scores by Thomas Hake and Connor Jackson got the Yeomen right back in the contest.

Unfortunately the momentum was short-lived as St. Vincent (3-1) scored 12 straight goals before Dylan Holmes was finally able to stop the run with 7:33 left in the fourth quarter. Jackson, who finished with a team-high six groundballs, was credited with the assist on the play.

Rookie Matthew Rogers would add the final OC tally, but it was too little too late. Senior captain Rob Bond had a strong performance inside the circle as he won 7 of 10 face-off opportunities.

With a wintry mix falling, gusting winds up to 40 miles per hour and mid-30 degree temperatures the home Bearcats were able to out-shot the Yeomen 46-27 while also winning the groundball battle 41-28.

The Yeomen will go right back to work on Saturday afternoon when they travel south to Shenandoah University. The opening face-off is set for 1:00 p.m.

2011-03-09



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