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