Lords Sneak Past Yeomen in Heavy Snowfall

Oberlin, Ohio With strong winds and heavy snow falling throughout the game, it was the visiting Kenyon Lords who were able to sneak past the Oberlin Yeomen 6-5 on Saturday afternoon.

The visibility and surface of the field was a challenge as scoring opportunities were at a premium for both sides.

Alex Wagman and Nick Lobley each posted a pair of goals for the Yeomen in the setback. They are now tied for the team lead with 15 tallies apiece.

Lobley opened the game's scoring with 1:28 left in the first quarter with the help of a Matthew Fox assist.

The Lords responded with the first two goals of the second quarter, but following a Kenyon turnover deep in their own third, Lobley scooped up the loose ball and flicked over to Wagman who evened the score at 2-2 heading into halftime.

The intensity of the snow increase as the game wore on, but both teams continued to fight. The Lords recorded the first two goals of the third period to go up by two. However, Wagman made it just a one-goal game going into the fourth quarter posting his second tally of the day. Austin Little, who is celebrating his 21st birthday today, assisted on the play.

Early in the fourth quarter, Fox took advantage of a miscue by the Lords' goalie as he caught him way out in front of the crease and sent in a shot from 30 yards out to even the score at 4-4 with 11:48 to go.

Just 30 seconds later Lobley put the Yeomen out in front, finishing off a feed from Connor Jackson. Unfortunately, the Lords would get back to even on a Justin Coleman goal before Alex Lopez added the game-winner with 3:01 left to play. The Lords did a good job in finishing off the game, controlling possession and not allowing the Yeomen to trigger a shot down the stretch.

First-year Kinori Rosnow won 10 of the game's 13 face-offs and had a team-high seven ground balls. Erickson Andrews finished with four saves as he played all 60 minutes in the cage.

Oberlin, which dropped to 5-4 overall and 0-2 in the NCAC, finished with a 30-17 edge in shots, but just a 12-10 margin in shots on goal. The Yeomen also had a slight 24-23 edge in ground balls. With the win Kenyon improved to 7-3 overall and 2-0 in league play.

The Yeomen will be back in action on Tuesday night when they travel south to take on Denison University. The opening face-off is set for 7:30 p.m.

2014-03-29



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