Men’s Lacrosse Falls In Season Opener To Oberlin 15-5

ALLIANCE, Ohio – Mount Union's men's lacrosse team lost to Oberlin 15-5 Saturday, March 2nd at Mount Union Stadium.

The Purple Raiders (0-1) were led by three goals from freshman Josh Bender (Delaware/Delaware Hayes) and two goals from freshman Josh Stephens (North Canton/Green).

The Yeomen (2-0) were led by senior Connor Jackson with six total points consisting of four goals and two assists. Freshman Nick Lobley chipped in with four points, three goals and one assist as sophomore Sean Higgins finished with three points from three goals.

Oberlin never trailed as they grabbed a two-point lead on a goal from Higgins and freshman Peter Paul before Mount Union's Stephens scored to cut the lead to 2-1 with 4:30 remaining in the opening quarter.   The Yeomen would score two more from Higgins and Lobley taking the 4-1 lead into the end of the first quarter.

Oberlin would continue the pressure as they outscored the Raiders 4-2 in the second quarter before riding an 8-3 lead into halftime.

The Yeomen would put the game away with putting three more goals in as Mount Union would find the back of the net once in the third quarter. The Raiders would put in one final goal as Stephens scored before Oberlin would go on to the victory as they scored four goals making their win margin 10 points, 15-5.

Mount Union is back in action Wednesday, March 6th as they host Thiel (Pa.) at 4 pm. 

Lacrosse Box Score ( Final)
Oberlin vs. Mount Union (Sat, March 2, 2013 at Alliance, Ohio)
Oberlin (2-0) vs. Mount Union (0-1)
Date: Sat, March 2, 2013
Attendance: 96
Goals By Period Oberlin Mount Union
1st 4 1
2nd 4 2
3rd 3 1
4th 4 1
Total Goals 15 5
Scoring summary:
  Prd Time Team Type Goal scorer Assist H-V
1 1st 2:45 Oberlin Even Sean Higgins (0) (0) 0-1
2 1st 8:29 Oberlin Even Peter Paul (0) Nick Lobley (0) 0-2
3 1st 10:30 Mount Union Even Josh Stephens (1) (0) 1-2
4 1st 10:55 Oberlin Even Sean Higgins (0) (0) 1-3
5 1st 13:43 Oberlin Even Nick Lobley (0) (0) 1-4
6 2nd 0:15 Oberlin Even Matthew Fox (0) (0) 1-5
7 2nd 1:38 Mount Union Man up Josh Bender (2) (0) 2-5
8 2nd 6:29 Oberlin Even Connor Jackson (0) (0) 2-6
9 2nd 6:54 Oberlin Even Connor Jackson (0) Alex Wagman (0) 2-7
10 2nd 9:29 Oberlin Even Peter Paul (0) (0) 2-8
11 2nd 12:29 Mount Union Even Josh Bender (1) (0) 3-8
12 3rd 1:53 Oberlin Even Connor Jackson (0) (0) 3-9
13 3rd 7:41 Mount Union Even Josh Bender (3) (0) 4-9
14 3rd 10:50 Oberlin Even Eli Clark-Davis (0) (0) 4-10
15 3rd 11:05 Oberlin Even Nick Lobley (0) Austin Little (0) 4-11
16 4th 2:49 Mount Union Man up Josh Stephens (2) (0) 5-11
17 4th 5:02 Oberlin Even Connor Jackson (0) (0) 5-12
18 4th 10:47 Oberlin Even Sean Higgins (0) (0) 5-13
19 4th 11:17 Oberlin Even Nick Lobley (0) Connor Jackson (0) 5-14
20 4th 14:32 Oberlin Even Alex Wagman (0) Connor Jackson (0) 5-15
Shots: Oberlin 47, Mount Union 29
Saves: Oberlin 12, Mount Union 21
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