Greencastle, Ind — DePauw scored its most goals in a single game since 2007, and the Tigers defeated Oberlin 5-1 in the North Coast Athletic Conference opener on Saturday.
After the two teams traded early goals, it was DePauw’s game the rest of the way, and they had Bridget Brendza to thank. The sophomore finished with two goals and two assists. She started the game by setting up Stephanie Martin (8:34) to give the Tigers an early 1-0 lead.
Oberlin got the goal right back when Caitlin McCuskey scored at 10:00. However, the game slowed a bit as the next goal would come 20 minutes later.
That’s when Brendza struck for her first goal and less than a minute later, scored again off an assist from Alyson Marzonie. And before the half was over, DePauw took a 4-1 lead when Kelsey Cobbs found Abbie Enright for the freshman’s first career goal.
Cobbs got on the board herself in the second half (50:52) as Brendza assisted on the goal.
Riley Riordan recorded the win in 56:09 in net. Natalie Sheeks finished the remainder of the game and made one save.
Oberlin’s Jordyn Morris took the loss after allowing four goals in the first half. Emma Gordon played in net the entire second half.
DePauw outshot Oberlin 13-3 and took three corners to Oberlin’s one. DePauw also committed 14 fouls to Oberlin’s eight.
The Tigers move to 4-3-1 on the season and 1-0 in the NCAC, while Oberlin drops to 5-3-1 and 0-1 in the NCAC.
Next, the Tigers travel to Thomas More on Tuesday.