Photos by Valerie Urbanik | Oberlin News-Tribune
Ty Cadenhead passes the ball to a midfielder.
Juniors led the Phoenix to a 5-1 win Monday over the Open Door Patriots.
Oberlin’s offense had a shot on goal within the first minute of the game. Justin Mason ripped a shot from more than 20 yards out in the 20th minute to put the Phoenix on the board.
Phoenix goalkeeper Ethan Carmichael made an amazing save off a Patriots free kick to keep Oberlin alive, then junior Dorian Levine followed suit nearly 15 minutes later to put Oberlin ahead 2-0 at halftime.
Oberlin’s John Elrod and Levine scored two quick goals in the second half to expand the Phoenix lead to 4-0.
The Phoenix took 34 shots with 19 on goal, making Open Door keeper Josh Thomas save 13 shots.
Mason scored his second goal of the game nearly 10 minutes into the final half to give his team a 5-0 lead.
The Patriots’ Noah Zalesky scored in the final 20 minutes of the game to get his team on the board but the Phoenix lead was too great to overcome.
Oberlin improved to 3-1 overall on the season.
The Phoenix will travel to Vermilion to face the Sailors at 5 p.m. Thursday.