Oberlin Tops Fighting Scots in Season Finale

Wooster, Ohio Oberlin took to the field for the final time in 2014, defeating the Wooster Fighting Scots 9-6 on Saturday night.

Sophomore Alex Wagman spearheaded the attack as he totaled eight points with four goals and four assists. He finishes the season with team-highs in goals (30), assists (20) and points (50). Classmate Nick Lobley also added three goals and an assist.

Playing in his final game as a Yeoman, fifth-year senior Connor Jackson delivered one goal and two assists. He will depart having scored 95 goals in his career.

The Yeomen opened up a 3-0 lead to start the game. John Firestone began the game's scoring less than four minutes in as he finished off a pass from Eric Hager. Just moments later Wagman would follow with his 27th tally of the season, finishing off an assist from Jackson. Wagman would then complete the three-goal spurt with a man-up finish at the 8:59 mark of the first quarter.

Unfortunately, the lead was short-lived as the Scots responded by scoring four goals over the final 6:14 of the first quarter to go out in front 4-3.

After the two foes combined to post seven tallies in the first frame, goals were at a premium over the next two periods. However, the Yeomen did manage to net two scores in the second quarter to take a 5-4 lead into the intermission. Matthew Fox evened the match at 4-4 with the help of a Hager assist, before Lobley put the Yeomen on top after being setup by a Wagman feed.

Both teams went scoreless in the third quarter, setting up an exciting final 15 minutes of action. The quarter started with Wagman recording his third goal of the game to put the Yeomen up two, but Wooster would respond with back-to-back finishes to tie the game at 6-6.

However, the Yeomen, looking to play spoilers by winning the game to keep Wooster out of the NCAC Tournament did just that by ripping off four consecutive unanswered goals. Jackson scored a man-up goal with the help of Wagman who would then assist on another Lobley goal before capping the day with his fourth goal. With just 42 seconds to go Lobley would add one more score to secure a hat trick.

Erickson Andrews played all 60 minutes goal and made 13 saves in the win.

The Yeomen finish the season with a record of 8-6 overall and 3-4 in the North Coast Athletic Conference.


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