First-year Elmhurst breaks out against DePauw for first victory; rolls 14-4
ELMHURST, Ill. -- Elmhurst recorded the first win in the first-year program's history by hammering DePauw 14-4 on Monday at Langhorst Field.
Elmhurst (1-3) raced out to a quick start, scoring the game's first 10 goals before DePauw (0-6) cracked the scoreboard.
Mal Euson and John Fiedler scored three goals apiece to lead the Bluejays. Alex Opyd, Tyler Zaremski and Nick Klenck scored two goals each while Ben Porter and Tyler Dailey also found the back of the net for Elmhurst. Zaremski added a team-leading three assists to total five points while Klenk, Opyd and Dailey also registered assists.
Opyd scored the game's first goal just 4:28 into the contest. Euson made it 2-0 less than a minute and a half later. Klenk tacked on a goal with 2:54 left on the clock and Zaremski struck with 11 seconds remaining in the opening period to put the Bluejays on top 4-0.
The Bluejays pulled away in the second, scoring early and often. Euson, Zaremski, Fiedler, Porter, Klenck and Dailey all tallied a goal to give the Bluejays a 10-0 lead. DePauw cracked the scoreboard with 3:28 left in the half on Cameron Combs' goal. The Bluejays led 11-1 at the break on Opyd's second goal of the game.
DePauw scored three consecutive times to open the third period, including two goals on man-up advantages. Elmhurst ended the Tigers' rally when Fiedler scored while the Bluejays were a man down. Euson scored with 15 seconds left in the third to record the hat trick while Fiedler tacked on his third goal in the fourth period.
Elmhurst outshot DePauw 42-24 and held a 34-31 edge in ground balls. The Bluejays turned the ball over a season-low 21 times.
Tyler York manned the cage for the Bluejays. He had 11 saves.