Oberlin Outguns DePauw as Meyer Scores Seven

Oberlin, Ohio Oberlin took down conference opponent DePauw at home on Saturday, 17-10, after a career-high seven-goal performance by senior Ilyssa Meyer.

The Yeowomen never trailed in the game, as they jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first five minutes as Meyer and sophomore Kate Hanick scored their first goals of the day. Hanick went on to score two more goals, finishing the day with three.

DePauw tied the game at 4-4 just under the halfway point of the first period. However, Oberlin responded with three unanswered goals to go up, 7-4.

The Yeowomen went into halftime up 10-7 over the Tigers.

Meyer started the second half by scoring her fifth goal of the day just under 90 seconds into the period.

Oberlin went on two more streaks of three unanswered goals, the first coming when senior Molly Bloom, Meyer, and sophomore Bronwen Shumacher found the back of the net midway through the second period.

The third three-goal run of the day closed out the contest, as first-year Suzanna Doak, junior Phoebe Hammer, and Meyer scored in the final three minutes of the game, to make the final tally 17-10 in favor of Oberlin.

Senior goalie Madeleine O'Meara finished the day with seven saves between the pipes.

Meyer led with seven goals, while Hanick finished with three and first-year Grace Barlow finished with two.

Senior Christina Perez-Tineo, Bloom, Doak, Hammer, and Schumacher all ended the afternoon with a score of their own. Barlow and Schumacher both had two assists on the day.

The Yeowomen finished with 28 shots and 27 ground balls to DePauw's 18 shots and 18 ground balls.

Saturday's win marks Oberlin's first conference victory of the season. The Yeowomen will look to make it two NCAC wins in a row when they travel to Ohio Wesleyan on April 10 for a 7:30 p.m. match-up.

2013-04-06



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