OBERLIN, Ohio-- Eighth-ranked Denison outscored Oberlin 10-2 in the second half en route to a 14-6 victory over the Yeomen on Saturday afternoon at the Knowlton Complex at Oberlin College.
Denison held a 3-0 lead after the opening quarter and despite controlling possession throughout the game, Oberlin goalie Calvin Filson had the Yeomen thinking upset thanks to a productive second quarter. Filson recorded nine of his 17 saves in the first half, and in the second quarter, Oberlin outscored Denison 4-2 to make it a one-goal game (5-4) heading into the third quarter.
In the third, Denison's ground ball game came alive as they picked up 12 loose balls compared to just two for the home team. They also outshot Oberlin 15-2 in the quarter and thanks to goals from Owen Armstrong, and two more from Brooks Davy, the Big Red held an 8-4 lead entering the fourth.
The final quarter of play was all Big Red as they outscored their opponents 6-1 to pull away for the eight-goal win. Denison faceoff specialist Henry DeCamp was 10-for-13 in the second half, helping Denison control the ball over the final 30 minutes.
Davy led the team in scoring with a career-high six goals. Over the last five games, the junior attackman has scored 21 goals.
Peter Pittroff scored two goals and led the team with three assists, running his season total of assists to 42. If the season ended today that is the third-highest single-season total in program history. He passed 2012 graduate Cory Couture (41 assists) for third place on his pass to Davy in the fourth quarter.
Junior midfielder Jake Waxter scored two goals and two assists on four shots while Armstrong finished with two goals on seven shots. Denison's scoring was rounded out by Spencer Butler (one goal, one assist), and Sam Asman (one goal).
Short-stick defensive midfielder Josh Happ led the defense with eight ground balls while his cohort Hannibal George finished with five ground balls and three caused turnovers. DeCamp was 16-of-22 when facing off. He tallied seven ground balls.
Denison goalie Stephen Paras posted four saves in 60 minutes. Denison outshot Oberlin 50-16 while dominating the ground ball battle, 39-18.
Filson's 17 saves were a career-high. Tom Decker led the Yeomen with two goals and one assist.
The Big Red moves to 10-2 overall and 4-0 in the North Coast Athletic Conference while Oberlin drops to 5-6 and 0-4 in conference play. Up next, Denison will host Wooster on Wednesday (April 11) at 7:30 p.m. at Piper Stadium.