March.28- A balanced scoring effort led by sophomore Tim Stucky helped the Hiram College men's lacrosse team secure a 17-5 victory over Bethany College, Wednesday night.
The Terriers are now 5-3 on the season, while the Bison fall to 2-6.
Bethany responded inside the 10-minute mark with their lone goal of the frame (1-1). Pinney secured his second assist of the night with a pass to sophomore Hunter Jenkins for a Terrier goal (2-1).
Minutes later, junior Justin Dionne sank one to the back of the net to extend the Terrier advantage to 3-1.
It looked like the first quarter was over until sophomore Jaret Walland scored his fourth goal of the season with only a second remaining on the clock (4-1).
Up by three goals headed into the second quarter, Hiram did not take their foot off the gas outshooting Bethany 17-7 in the frame.
The Terriers tacked on four more goals before heading into halftime.
Stucky and junior Jonah Austin both got on the scoreboard in the stanza, while Rollason and Dionne added their second goals of the night.
Hiram had an offensive field day, opening up the second half with an 8-2 advantage.
After a Bison goal, sophomore Liam Pinney responded minutes later with his first goal of the season. The Terriers tacked on three more goals from Stucky, Jenkins, and Austin to extend their lead to 12-4.
In the remaining quarter, Rollason picked up his third goal of the night off an assist from Horace Johnson, to officially become the first person in school history to break 90 career goals.
Hiram did not stop there as Stucky scored back-to-back goals in the remaining frame to become the offensive leader of the night (15-5).
Dionne and Jenkins finished the scoring efforts adding two more goals to cement the 17-5 victory over the Bison.
Seven Terriers scored a goal in the win, including three apiece from Jenkins, Dionne, and Rollason.
Tallying double-digit scoring for the seventh time in eight games this season, the Terriers peppered the opposing goal all night, tying a school record with 55 shots. Hiram has posted that total two other times in school history, with the previous instance occuring last season against Mount St. Joseph.
In goal, Keagan Finegan added another victory to the win column tallying nine of the twelve Hiram saves.
The Terriers will be back in action on Saturday, March 31 at 3:00 p.m. as they face Ohio Wesleyan.