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Yeomen Play to a Draw with No. 1 OWU

Published: October 26, 2013

Box Score

Oberlin, Ohio— On a cold, windy, and rainy night at Fred Shults Field, the No. 23 Oberlin College Yeomen and the No. 1 Ohio Wesleyan Battling Bishops played to a scoreless draw.
The Yeomen are now 12-2-3 and 4-1-2 in conference play, while the Bishops tied for the second match in a row to move to 16-0-2 and 5-0-2 in the NCAC.
The Yeomen controlled the majority of the possession in the first half, but neither team was able to break through.
The Yeomen had a real scoring opportunity in the 27th minute when Sam Winward tried to flick home a cross from John Ingham, but his shot from eight yards just sailed over the crossbar.
The Bishops outshot the Yeomen 8-4 in the first half and held a 3-0 shots on goal advantage.
It was more of the same in the second half, as each team was able to control possession in their attacking third for extended periods of time, but neither team was able to record a goal.
The Yeomen nearly won the game in the second overtime courtesy of an own goal when an Ohio Wesleyan defender headed a ball just wide of the left post.
The Yeomen were paced offensively by Ingham, who had two shots and Nick Wertman who attempted Oberlin's only shot on goal.
Brandt Rentel played tremendously throughout the match, but especially in overtime when the veteran made four saves amid the pouring rain. For the match, Rentel made eight saves and faced 21 total shots.
The Battling Bishops also held in an edge in corner kick attempts, 4-1.
The Yeomen play their regular season home finale on Wednesday, when they play host to the Gators of Allegheny College. The opening touch is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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