Men’s Lacrosse Destroys Hiram Terriers

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The Yeomen were unstoppable Wednesday night when they took on the Hiram College Terriers at home, destroying them 26–0. After not winning a single conference game since 1995, this victory marked the second conference win in a row for the Yeomen after defeating DePauw last Saturday 20–3.

The Yeomen took immediate control of the game, with the first goal scored in just under two minutes by College senior Connor Jackson. The Yeomen never let up, firing away 10 more goals in the first quarter, with first-year Alex Wagman scoring the 11th goal with just one second left. The Yeomen continued their scoring burst into the second quarter, finishing with four more goals going into the half.

Jackson, who led the team with five goals, attributed much of the scoring success to their ability “to play up-tempo,” and being “able to move the ball well offensively, allowing [the team] to get better shot attempts.” Jackson also said the momentum of offensive play could not have happened without the defense putting “a lot of pressure on Hiram, which allowed [the team] to get a lot of fast break opportunities.”

The team kept up their intensity going into the third and fourth quarters, completely shutting down the Hiram offense and adding 11 more goals to the total. The game was a collective effort, with 15 different Yeomen scoring and 17 of those goals coming off assists. North Coast Athletic Conference player of the week first-year Nick Lobley contributed eight of the assists, just one short of tying the conference record.

Lobley said the Yeomen “talked about playing a 60-minute game and how [the team has] to finish games out,” all week in practice, which proved a success for the team. Oberlin out shot Hiram 43–3 and had 61 ground balls to Hiram’s 16.

Senior Eli Clark-Davis also had a standout performance, setting up the offense by winning 15 of 17 face-offs as well as getting a career-high 16 ground balls during the game.

This Saturday at 7 p.m. the Yeomen have their senior game against the College of Wooster. Since this is their last conference game of the season, the Yeomen are determined to keep their win streak going to finish with a con- ference record of 3–4.

“We proved that we are capable of keeping our foot on the pedal and not letting go,” said Clark-Davis. “Carrying this momentum and reminding ourselves how big this game is will determine how we come out.”