SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – The Wittenberg Tigers kept up the offensive barrage, pouring in a season-high 21 goals in 21-5 defeat of visiting Oberlin.
The Tigers have won five games in a row, all while scoring at least 12 goals, as Wittenberg moved within one win of a second straight undefeated North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) regular season finish. Only a home date against DePauw on Monday, April 29, stands between Wittenberg and the No. 1 seed in the upcoming four-team NCAC Tournament.
Oberlin lost for the fourth straight season to Wittenberg. The Yeowomen are now 4-10 overall and 3-4 in the NCAC.
The Tigers surpassed the 200-goal plateau for a fourth straight season during the game, and Wittenberg is now just 19 goals away from the program record of 222 goals established a year ago. Any good offense begins with strong defense, however, and the Tigers' backline held strong throughout the win over Oberlin.
No one was more effective in the game than senior defender Katie Warner (Delaware, Ohio/Olentangy). She corralled eight ground balls and caused five turnovers, both far and away the best on the team. Junior Mallory Skrobot (Dublin, Ohio/Watterson) also posted strong numbers along the backline, finishing with three ground balls and two caused turnovers, as did sophomore Mary Ann White (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral) with four ground balls.
Behind them, senior goalkeeper Katie Bondy (Westerville, Ohio/South) was outstanding as usual. She recorded four saves in each half.
Offensively, sophomore Beth Hubbard (West Hartford, Conn./Notre Dame de Scion (Mo.)) topped the Tigers with four goals, while junior Francine Murzynski (Mentor, Ohio/Lake Catholic) stuffed the stats sheet with three goals, three assists, three ground balls and five draw controls. Also of note, senior Kellen Morrissey (Aurora, Colo./Smoky Hill) contributed three goals, one assists, four ground balls and four draw controls, and sophomore Logan Warye (Maineville, Ohio/Kings) chipped in with three goals, one assist, six ground balls and three draw controls.