Men's Lacrosse Drops Season Opener at Home to Oberlin, 19-3

The Bulldogs celebrate their first goal of the 2018 campaign against Oberlin Saturday. (Action photo by Mike Dickie)
The Bulldogs celebrate their first goal of the 2018 campaign against Oberlin Saturday. (Action photo by Mike Dickie)

ADRIAN, Mich.--Oberlin College scored nine goals in the fourth quarter to pull away from Adrian College, 19-3, in the schools' non-conference men's lacrosse season opener on Saturday.

THE BASICS
= Final Score: Oberlin 19, Adrian 3

= Location: Docking Stadium, Adrian, Mich.; Weather conditions: Cloudy, 38 degrees, Wind E 13 mph (wind chill 30 degrees)

= Records: Oberlin Yeomen 1-0 overall; Adrian Bulldogs 0-1 overall

TOP 'DAWGS
= Sophomore newcomer Brayden Adrian led Adrian with a pair of goals, plus he recorded three ground balls.

= Senior Michael Turner also had two points with a goal and an assist.

= Senior keeper Peter Dugan finished with 13 saves--the most in a season debut during his AC career.

= Classmate Michael Desmadryl had eight ground balls to lead the team.

= Sophomore Isiah Dehn and Desmadryl each picked up two caused turnovers.

THE OPPOSITION
= Tom Decker led all scorers with six points on three goals and three assists.

= Steve Kelleher matched Decker with a hat trick.

= Jay Messina (1g, 3a), John Sutherland (1g, 2a), Jack Stevens (3a), Thomas Berle Carman (2g), Reese Koburov (1g, 1a) and Griffin Cappelletti (1g, 1a) also had a multi-point game. 

= Max McAllister led all student-athletes with 14 ground balls and he was 18-for-21 in the face-off 'X.'

= Calvin Filson made seven stops and had two ground balls. 

HOW IT HAPPENED
= Oberlin raced to a 5-0 lead in the first quarter and outscored the Bulldogs, 9-0, in the fourth.

= The Yeomen enjoyed other statistical advantages including shots (52-20), face-off wins (21-5) and ground balls (40-19).

= Messina scored what proved to be the game-winning goal off an assist from Sutherland with 3 minutes and 31 seconds left in the opening quarter, giving OC a 4-0 lead.

= Fifty seconds later, Decker closed the first-quarter scoring on a feed from Stevens and the Yeomen led by five goals.

= Trailing 6-0 in the second, Turner got the Bulldogs on the scoreboard with a man-up goal, unassisted, at the 10:08 mark.

= Oberlin led 8-2 at halftime and scored 11 of the 12 goals in the second half.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE
= Oberlin defeated the Bulldogs for the first time in six all-time meetings. Adrian won 8-5 at home on March 19, 2014, the last time the schools met before today.

= The Yeomen are members of the fellow NCAA Division III North Coast Athletic Conference.

= The Bulldogs are 7-4 all-time in season openers. 

= Desmadryl is Adrian's active career leader for ground balls (70) and caused turnovers (27).

UP NEXT
= Adrian will travel to Muskingum University next Saturday (1 p.m.) for its first road contest of 2018.

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