Ohio Wesleyan 7, Alma 0
Sept. 12, 2009
In Saturday's opener, Oberlin's Dan Jaffe scored with 2:23 left in the second overtime to lift the Yeomen over Rose-Hulman.
Ohio Wesleyan took a 1-0 lead in the 10th minute of Saturday's nightcap. The Bishops had a restart in the Fighting Scot end, and junior back Eric Laipple (Westerville/South) put the ball on goal. Alma goalkeeper Jon Nowak made the save, but Halloran was there to pounce on the rebound and stuff it into the Fighting Scot net.
Halloran made it 2-0 in the 14th minute when he fielded a centering pass from Bonfini and squeezed off a shot from the left side and past Nowak.
Junior back Brian Greene (Beavercreek) set up the Bishops' third goal midway through the first half, making a long run up the left side of the field and centering the ball to sophomore midfielder Travis Wall (Columbus/Upper Arlington), who finished the chance.
Ohio Wesleyan scored a pair of goals less than 2 minutes apart early in the second half.
The first came in the 53rd minute when Bonfini ripped a shot that Nowak saved, only to see junior forward Tyler Wall (Columbus/Upper Arlington) score on the offensive rebound. The Bishops made it 5-0 when Bonfini sent a centering pass to Halloran, who played the ball on to sophomore midfielder Dylan Stone (Easton, Conn./Barlow) near the left post, and Stone finished the chance in the 54th minute. Ohio Wesleyan wrapped up the scoring with goals by senior midfielder Will Murawski (Alpharetta, Ga./Westerville North) and senior forward Sam Striler (St. Louis, Mo./Country Day).
The Bishops outshot Alma, 25-5. Senior Richard Ott (Norwalk) had 1 save during the first half, freshman Paul Hendricks (Columbus/Worthington Kilbourne) made 1 save during the second half, and sophomore Steve Gobel (Wilbraham, Mass./Loomis Chaffee (Conn.)) was not tested in finishing the game in the Bishop goal. Nowak had 5 saves and Drew Lindamood made 1 save for Alma.
The shutout was the Bishops' sixth straight to open the season, tying the school record set in 1999.
In Saturday's opener, it was Oberlin eventually edging Rose-Hulman in a physical contest. The game-winner came in the 108th minute, when Drew Williamson sent the ball from the right side toward the goal, and Dan Jaffe redirected the ball inside the left post for the score.
Oberlin outshot Rose-Hulman, 13-9. Zach Lipshultz had 5 saves for Oberlin, while Eric Davenport made 4 saves for Rose-Hulman.
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