Tonight the Oberlin College men's soccer team is hosting Division III power Ohio Wesleyan University. The Battling Bishops currently ranked #2 in the latest NSCAA national poll bring an undefeated record to the Yeomen's home field. Oberlin has yet to relinquish a goal at home during the 2009 season posting 5 shutouts winning all five matches. The two previous meetings between OC and OWU have been very tightly contested matches with both teams throwing everything they had at the other. OWU found themselves on the positive side of 1-0 scorelines in those matches.
The Yeomen are coming off a 1-0 win over NCAC opponent Wittenberg University this past Saturday to cap off Oberlin Athletic's Homecoming events. In a game where possession was fairly lopsided the OC players would have liked to see a few more of their point blank chance end up in the back of the net.
A couple of good days of training have us chomping at the bit to get out and defend our home field. Tonight will be a test and if we can put away our chances in front of goal I like our chances. A win for OC puts us in everyone's conversation across the country.
We are working to put together highlights from the Wittenberg match and will post some from the OWU game as well.