OBERLIN, Ohio – The College of Wooster men's lacrosse team had its closest margin of victory on the season after an 11-10 win over Oberlin College in North Coast Athletic Conference play on Saturday.
Wooster, winners of three of their last four, trailed 8-6 at halftime before tying it up at the end of three and pulling ahead in the fourth.
In the fourth, Kuhn put the Scots ahead with 9:38 remaining, giving Wooster its first lead since they led 3-2 at the end of the first. Nickolaison then found Shaun Peirce with 4:59 left in the game to put Wooster up 11-9. Oberlin's final score came with 10 seconds remaining.
Wooster started the game with a 3-1 lead, but Oberlin scored four unanswered goals in a span between the first and second quarters that saw them outscore the Scots 6-1. Towards the end of the second, Wooster and Kuhn benefitted from a man-up situation, and Nickolaison later scored to conclude the half.
Wesley Wagner made 11 saves on 21 shots on goal against him. Wooster outshot Oberlin 56-33.
Oberlin won 18-of-25 faceoff attempts but split with Wooster in the final stanza. Wooster was better in clearing attempts, succeeding in 20-of-23 tries to Oberlin's 16-of-24 attempts.
The Scots improve to 6-9 overall and 4-2 in the NCAC. Oberlin drops to 4-10 overall and 1-6 in conference play.
Wooster has two games left in the regular season. They travel to Kenyon College (10-5, 5-2 NCAC) on Tuesday, which should be a battle for third place in the conference.