Oberlin Dominates Capital in Neutral Site Match

University Heights, Ohio Oberlin displayed its dominance over Capital, earning an 11-3 win on Saturday afternoon at Don Shula Stadium on the campus of John Carroll University.

The Yeomen controlled possession throughout the contest, evident by a 31-16 shot advantage. Oberlin also won 13 of the game's 17 face-offs.

A total of seven different Yeomen scored at least one goal in the game. Fifth-year senior Connor Jackson led the way with a hat trick, while Eric Hager and Alex Wagman each netted a pair of goals. Wagman now leads the team with nine tallies on the year.

After a slow start in the opening period, the Yeomen came to life in the second quarter with nine goals. Jackson evened the score at 1-1 and then his teammates joined in on the fun. John Firestone put Oberlin out in front before Jackson added his second tally of the period to make it a 3-1 Yeomen lead.

As the second quarter moved along, rookie Jack Fabrizio got into the mix with his second goal of the season. The first-year duo of Hager and Kinori Rosnow hooked up with Hager depositing his third collegiate goal off Rosnow's assist. Nick Lobley, Wagman, and Matthew Fox also all scored in the period as Oberlin took a 9-2 lead into the intermission.

The third quarter was sloppy for both teams as they combined to be successful on just six of 12 clear attempts. In the scoreless period Capital did out-shoot Oberlin 5-3 and had a slight 11-10 edge in ground balls.

With the game well in hand, the Yeomen worked on possession in the fourth quarter, but Jackson and Wagman each scored for the Yeomen.

Erickson Andrews was unchallenged for much of the afternoon as he finished with four saves in the game, playing all but the final 3:35.

Oberlin, which held a 50-36 edge in ground balls, improved to 3-1 with the win while Capital dropped to 1-1.

Oberlin will be back in action at John Carroll University on Wednesday night against Trine University. The first face-off is set for 6:00 p.m.

2014-03-08



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