October 2, 2009

NCAC Play Heats Up

The Oberlin College men's soccer team is one day away from being fully engaged in North Coast Athletic Conference play. The team travels to Richmond, Indiana for a match up versus the Earlham College Quakers. The two teams will once again be playing for the rights to the Freedom Trophy. An EC alum initiated the trophy in 2005 given in honor of their 1954 team. The trophy represents the two institutions commitment to freedom and social justice.

The Yeomen are the current holders of the trophy downing EC 7-0 at home on Fred Shultz Field. We will look to continue our good start to the season (5-2-2) with a win on the road.

This past week the Yeomen went 1-1-1. Traveling to Case Western we struggled to find our feet on the turf and dropped a 1-0 game to a formidable UAA foe. On the weekend Oberlin opened NCAC play at Hiram College drawing 1-1. After falling behind Skyler Dum was able to level the score just minutes later. Although we would have rather won playing on the road and in an inhospitable environment earning one point for the conference race will do. During the midweek against Otterbein College, the Yeomen would defend our home field again posting our 4th shutout to remain unbeaten this season in the confines of Fred Shults Field. Josh Brancazio put the Yeomen on top midway through the second half and Dum tallied his 6th goal of the year to seal the match.

We hope that you have had the chance to see us in action via our webcasts of the past few games. Oberlin is making the effort to provide live video feeds of all our matches so that our fans, parents and recruits have the opportunity to be with us even when they cannot be on campus. Check our website (goyeo.com) for a schedule of games to be broadcast.


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