Women's Lacrosse Beaten By DePauw (Ind.) in NCAC Opener

HIRAM, OHIO  --  The Hiram College women's lacrosse team was defeated by DePauw (Ind.) University, 16-6, in the North Coast Athletic Conference opener at Charles A. Henry Field.

DePauw (2-4, 1-0 NCAC) scored the first two goals of the opening half at the 28:41 and 27:17 minute marks to grab the early lead.  Hiram (3-5, 0-1 NCAC) cut the deficit in half with a goal by sophomore Hannah Schaefer (Kent/Roosevelt) on a free-position shot making the score 2-1 with 20:12 left in the period.  The Tigers then went on a nine-goal scoring streak before Hiram sophomore JoLyn Grover (Grand Blanc, Mich./Grand Blanc) ended the run with a goal making the score 11-2 with 1:20 left to play.  Both teams swapped goals in the final minute of the half with Grover scoring the final goal of the period with a second remaining, but the Terriers would trail 12-3 at the break.

In the second half, DePauw scored four straight goals to increase the lead to 16-3.  Hiram tallied the final three goals of the game with Grover scoring her third goal of the game at the 17:07 mark, followed by a Schaefer's second score with 14:37 to go and sophomore Rebecca Goetz (Buffalo, N.Y./Frontier) at the 12:00 mark.  The score by Goetz would be the final goal of the contest as the game was ended due to worsening weather conditions.

In net for Hiram, sophomore Rebecca Greenhouse (Pittsburgh, Pa./Winchester Thurston) started the game and played just under 42 minutes making eight saves.  She was also credited with the loss and is now 3-5 overall on the season.

Hiram will begin a four-game road trip starting with a non-conference matchup against Baldwin Wallace University scheduled for Wednesday, Apr. 2.  The game is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.