DU picks up road win at Oberlin

Ryan Torgersen scored the game-winning goal early in the second half.
Ryan Torgersen scored the game-winning goal early in the second half.

The Big Red men's soccer team picked up a key North Coast Athletic Conference win over Oberlin on Wednesday night as they knocked off the Yeomen, 2-1.

Oberlin got on the scoreboard first when Dennis Kachinstev scored off an assist from John Ingham just 8:09 into the contest.

The score would remain 1-0 in favor of the Yeomen until DU struck back just seven seconds before the end of the first half.  That's when Mark Waterman sent a corner kick into the box that was settled by Kory Silberg who played the ball to Will Krentz for the match-tying goal.

After the halftime intermission, DU struck quickly once again as senior Ryan Torgersen headed in the eventual game-winner thanks to an assist from Mark Waterman.  For Torgersen it marked his fourth goal of the season.  The assist was Waterman's fourth, as well.

Over the final 18 minutes Denison goalkeeper Matt Wagner posted a pair of saves off shot attempts by Joe Graybeal and Josh Wilkerson, preserving the win for the Big Red.

Denison totaled 13 shots on the night while Oberlin finished with eight shots.  Wagner posted four saves in goal while Oberlin's Brandt Rentel finished with five saves.  The win improves DU's record to 6-5-2 and 2-2-1 in the NCAC.  Oberlin drops to 7-4-1 and 2-2-0 in the conference.  The Big Red will return to action this Saturday (Oct. 13) when they host Wabash at 1 p.m.