Field Hockey continues to dominate competition
The Oberlin College field hockey team continued their remarkable run on Wednesday, Sept. 28 as they cruised to their sixth straight win, beating Kenyon College 3-0. Not only did the victory elevate them to an 8-1 overall record, but they were able to get revenge against the team that left the only blemish on a spectacular start to the season.
Oberlin’s amazing play has caught the eyes of not only the league but the entire nation; according to the Division III national statistics that were released on Tuesday, Sept. 27, the team is ranked in a number of categories, including eighth in winning percentage, fifth in scoring and tenth in margin of victory. Meg Reitz, a senior tri-captain, is ranked fourth in assists per game.
Reitz’s leadership ability showed in the Kenyon game as she scored twice and added another assist, which makes a total of eight assists in nine games. First-year Prunie Brox capped off another fine game with a goal. Oberlin dominated once again in shots and penalty corners. Sophomore goalie Lauren Malinowski had another relatively easy time in the net as she was only forced to make three saves. The entire team was ecstatic after the victory. “We didn’t show Oberlin field hockey at its finest last time we played Kenyon. We worked on defense on Monday and Tuesday as we have been letting in some poor goals. The work paid off as we played a great defensive game.”
Field hockey took care of business earlier in the week when, on Sept. 24, they defeated Denison University 3-1 at home. In what was a much closer game, Oberlin broke the 1-1 deadlock at halftime by scoring two quick goals in the first ten minutes of the second half. Brox, first-year Lela Hull and senior Christine Castilla all scored. With each game the Yeowomen are looking more and more like a solid team that will be hard to break down.
Oberlin takes their streak to Wittenberg University on Oct. 1 in what is set
to be an intense match against the defending champions of the last few years.
However, there is no denying the talent of this Oberlin team, which is on a
quest to claim the league championship. “We’re looking awesome
right now and it should be a good game this weekend,” said Reitz.