By: Abbey Lipcsik
WOOSTER, Ohio – Despite outscoring the Fighting Scots 5-1 in the fourth quarter, the Hiram College men's lacrosse team dropped a 21-9 decision against Wooster on Saturday afternoon.
The difference came in the second quarter as the Wooster offense outscored Hiram 12-1.
The Fighting Scots quickly got on top of the Terriers, outscoring Hiram 5-0 in the first 14 minutes of the match. Hunter Jenkins then got Hiram on the board at the 1:00 mark to make the score 5-1 to close out the quarter.
Although Tim Stucky scored early on in the second period, the Fighting Scots continued to maintain their lead, thanks to their 11-goal differential.
Hiram picked up their game in the second half. Four Terriers managed to score over the two quarters, including Stucky, Jenkins, Evan Pinney and Nick Rollason. Jenkins, Stucky and Rollason each tallied two, while Pinney added one.
Although the effort cut down the Wooster lead, the Fighting Scots continued to perform well on offense and secured the 21-9 victory.
Jenkins and Stucky led the Hiram offense. The two tied the team-high in goals (3), while Rollason followed with two. Stucky and Ben Neill also added pairs of assists.
The Terriers will next travel to Franciscan to face the Barons in a nonconference matchup on Wednesday, March 29. First faceoff is set for 4 p.m.
iram will next travel to Ada, Ohio to face the Ohio Northern Polar Bears in a nonconference matchup at 7 p.m.