Cardinals Spoil Home Opener for the Yeowomen

Oberlin, Ohio Oberlin ran into the stout goalie play of Karen Bradley, and her efforts in the cage helped visiting Otterbein upend the Yeowomen, 6-3, on Friday night at Fred Shults Field.

The Yeowomen out-shot the Cardinals 24-19, which included a 19-11 edge in shots on goal; however, Bradley was a wall in goal as she made 16 saves on the night.

Oberlin was particularly lackluster in the first half as the Cardinals scored five goals in the period, while keeping the Yeowomen scoreless.

First-year Suzanna Doak finally put Oberlin on the board with her first collegiate score at the 24:10 mark of the second half, but the Cardinals' Victoria Blatt would answer right back just two minutes later to increase their lead back out to five.

The Yeowomen played much better on both sides of the field in the second half, but it was not enough to overcome such a large deficit.

Rookie Grace Barlow netted Oberlin's second goal of the game with 11:18 left to play and Ilyssa Meyer would get an assist from Barlow just moments later to cut the lead in half at 6-3.

With just under a minute left Kate Hanick cashed in a free-position goal, but following a stick check the goal was waived off by the officials.

Oberlin won the ground ball battle 30-17 and had seven less turnovers than the Cardinals who coughed it up 24 times in the contest. Hanick led OC with six ground ball pickups, while Doak added five in the setback. Sarah Andrews, Molly Bloom and Hanick each had three caused turnovers on the night.

Oberlin returns to action on Wednesday afternoon, when it host Adrian College at 4:30 p.m.


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