Crusaders Fall Against Oberlin

Freshman Danny Davide (above) scored two goals for the Crusaders against Oberlin. (Jeff Mills photo).
Freshman Danny Davide (above) scored two goals for the Crusaders against Oberlin. (Jeff Mills photo).


UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio – The Capital University men's lacrosse team suffered its first defeat of the 2014 season on Saturday, falling 11-3 at Oberlin in a non-conference game.

Freshman Danny Davide (Massillon, Ohio) jumpstarted the Crusaders offense early on, inking the scoreboard for the game's first goal at the 6:58 mark in the opening period.

Oberlin then responded with six unanswered goals through the first eight minutes of the second quarter, until Davide again posted a goal at the 4:17 mark to cut the deficit to 6-2.

The Yeomen then again responded with a trio of goals, taking a 9-2 lead at halftime.

Neither team managed to score in the third period, as a combined five shots were taken between Capital and Oberlin, leading to a 9-2 advantage for the Yeomen heading into the final quarter.

As the fourth quarter unfolded, the Yeomen increased their lead to 10-2 at the 12:36 mark, before freshman Brent Walton (Pickerington, Ohio) found Nick Hess (Horseheads, N.Y.) who found the back of the net for the Crusaders third goal on the afternoon.

Oberlin managed to find the back of the net one more time with under six minutes remaining in the game, which proved to be the final goal scored by either team.

Leading the way for the Crusaders was Davide, recording a pair of goals in the game on a perfect 2-2 shooting mark, while Hess tallied the other Capital goal. Walton posted the lone assist on the afternoon for the Crusaders.

In total, the Crusaders unloaded 16 shots as opposed to Oberlin's mark of 31, while Capital converted 12-19 clears on the game.

With the loss, Capital (1-1 overall) returns home this coming Wednesday for a 4 p.m. matchup against Defiance at Bernlohr Stadium.