Sherman's Overtime Goal Lifts DePauw to Win over Oberlin

Sherman's Overtime Goal Lifts DePauw to Win over Oberlin

Greencastle, Ind. - Ben Sherman's goal with 1:54 left in the first overtime period lifted DePauw to an 9-8 North Coast Athletic Conference win over Oberlin in the season finale.

DePauw finished with a 6-9 overall record and a 3-5 NCAC mark. The six wins ties the school record and the three NCAC victories is a new mark. The Yeomen finished at 5-10 overall and 2-6 in the conference.

Sam Alkema's goal with an assist from Matthew Dauw with 2:43 left in regulation made it 8-8 and forced the extra session. Sherman's score, his 15th of the season, provided the winning margin in the first overtime game in DePauw history.

DePauw held a 2-1 advantage after the first period on goals by Nick Woerner and Buck Dorger and the Tigers extended it to 3-1 as Ben Otis scored early in the second.

Oberlin, however, gained the momentum and closed the half with five scores to take a 6-3 halftime lead. The Yeomen extended it to 7-3 in the opening three minutes of the third period before DePauw mounted its comeback.

Matthew Dauw, Sherman and Dorger brought the Tigers back to within one as they scored during a 6:22 stretch of the third. Steen Jorgensen's score in the opening 11 seconds of the fourth, with the Tigers playing a man up, made it 7-7. Oberlin's Jack Fabrizio put the Yeomen back in front at the 7:09 mark, but that's the last time the visitors would score and was one of only two goals in the second half.

Dorger and Sherman each had two goals for the Tigers as seven different players scored. Eric Speer scooped up four ground balls and Connor Patterson recorded 17 saves in collecting the win in goal.

Alex Wagman and Eric Hager each had two scores for Oberlin with Kinori Rosnow totaling eight ground balls. Miles Brooke stopped six DePauw shots while in goal for the Yeomen.

Oberlin outshot the Tigers, 42-31, held advantages of 36-31 in ground balls and 11-7 in faceoff wins, but the Tigers were 20-25 in clears to Oberlin's 14-21.