Glorious HomecomingGAMBIER, Ohio (October 9, 2006) It was perfect football weather. And soccer weather. And field hockey weather. Homecoming Weekend brought the Kenyon campus not only sparkling fall sunshine but also sparkling performances on the athletic field.
The Lords football team produced record-breaking results on Saturday afternoon, October 7, with a 69-34 victory over Hiram College. The point total broke a 98-year-old single-game scoring record. (In 1908, the team twice amassed 63 points.) On the way to scoring three of the team's ten touchdowns, senior running back Alby Coombs of Sharon, Massachusetts, became the Lords' career scoring leader. Coombs now has 224 career points, 16 more than the previous record holder, Chris Myers, Class of 1971.
Two other records fell in the game. The defense set a single-game record with ten sacks. And senior kicker Chad Rothschild of Hudson, Ohio, broke the Kenyon record for points-after-touchdown in a game by booting nine through the uprights.
Meanwhile, the men's soccer team upset nationally ranked Allegheny College, 1-0. First-year student David Gold of Woodland Hills, California, scored the goal, capitalizing on a beautiful cross from senior Hans Wetzel of Rydal, Pennsylvania. The Ladies soccer team easily defeated Hiram, 7-0, advancing their won-lost record to 8-3, 2-1 in the North Coast Athletic Conference. And the field hockey team beat Ohio Wesleyan University 2-0. The team now owns a 9-4 record (4-3 in the conference).
Homecoming Saturday culminated with a dinner at which six alumni athletes were inducted into the Kenyon Athletics Association Hall of Fame.