Yeowomen Fall Short in Conference Clash with Allegheny

Oberlin, Ohio Oberlin got off to a hot start, but visiting Allegheny was eventually able to sneak past the Yeowomen, 14-10, on a rainy Tuesday night at Fred Shults Field.

The upperclassmen duo of Ilyssa Meyer and Sarah Andrews led the Oberlin attack as Meyer cashed in four scores, with Andrews adding three of her own in the setback. Sophomore Kate Hanick added one goal and two assists to go along with a game-high seven draw controls.

Oberlin scored three goals within the first eight minutes with Hanick, Myers and Andrews all getting involved in the act. However, the Gators came roaring back with seven straight un-answered goals to go up 7-3 with 7:50 left in the first half. Andrews with the help of Hanick - and Grace Barlow would add two more goals, but so did the Gators as they led 9-6 at the half.

An 8-meter goal by Suzanna Doak would make it a 10-7 Allegheny advantage early in the second half, but the Gators would respond with three goals in a row to go up 13-7 at the 17:29 mark.

The Yeowomen continued to fight till the end as Meyer finished off an assist from Hanick and would later add her fourth score on a free-position shot at the 12:08 mark. Just seconds later the Marlboro, New Jersey, native would assist on Andrews' final goal, which proved to be the final goal of the game for either team.

Madeleine O'Meara made nine saves on the night as she played all 60 minutes in the cage.

Allegheny out-shot Oberlin 34-25 and had a 23-15 edge in ground balls. However, the Yeowomen finished with a 14-12 advantage in draw controls.

Oberlin will be back in action on Thursday at Ohio Wesleyan for a 4:30 p.m. match-up. Fans should note this is a make-up from the game that was postponed last week.


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