RICHMOND, Indiana - Oberlin College's Timothy Williams scored four goals in leading the Yeomen to a 5-1 victory over the Earlham College men's soccer team at Matlack-Messer Field on Saturday afternoon.
The Yeomen (2-0-0) opened the scoring in the ninth minute when pass off the foot of Trenton Bulucea found Timothy Williams. Less than three minutes later, Williams found the back of the net again, this time using a pass from Michael Bach-Lombardo to beat Earlham goalkeeper, freshman Matthew Murray.
Determined to get back into the game, the Quakers earned a free kick just outside of the Oberlin box in the 17th minute. Junior Yuki Adams fired a low shot which was saved by Connor English, but freshman Drew Fitzgibbon pounced on the rebound to net Earlham's first goal of the season.
Leading 2-1, Williams doubled the visitors lead by completing the hat trick with a goal at the 27:30 mark of the first half. Despite leading Oberlin 10-7 in shots in the first half, Earlham could not mount anymore offense pressure.
Neither team scored for the first 20 minutes of the second half. Williams scored his fourth and final goal on a cross from Griffin Burns in the 70ths minute. Jack McMillan scored the game's final goal three minutes later.
Oberlin outshot Earlham 14-11 overall including 7-1 in the final 45 minutes. Both teams took five corner kicks.
Along with Fitzgibbon's goal, sophomore Brady Bubb fired four shots while Adams had three.
Earlham (0-2-0) will look for its first win of the season at in-state rival Wabash College on Wednesday, Sept. 6.