April 12, 2014

Women's Lacrosse Defeated by Wittenberg

SPRINGFIELD, OHIO  --  Sophomore JoLyn Grover (Grand Blanc, Mich./Grand Blanc) scored two of Hiram's three goals, but the Terrier women's lacrosse team lost to Wittenberg University, 18-3, in a North Coast Athletic Conference game in Springfield.

Wittenberg (9-2, 5-0 NCAC) tallied 12 straight goals in the first half before Hiram (3-9, 0-4 NCAC) got on the board with 9:58 to go in the period when Grover scored an unassisted goal, her first of the game, that made the score 12-1.  The Tigers added another score just before the end of the half to extend the margin to 13-1 heading into the locker rooms.

In the second half, both teams traded goals in the first nine minutes with Hiram's goal coming from Grover on a free-position shot.  Wittenberg scored two more times before Hiram recorded its final score of the game, this time from sophomore Hannah Schaefer (Kent/Roosevelt) on an unassisted marker at the 11:15 mark to make the score 16-3.  But the Tigers would go on to add two more goals before time ran out to post the 18-3 win.

Sophomore goalkeeper Rebecca Greenhouse (Pittsburgh, Pa./Winchester Thurston) played all 60 minutes for Hiram and had 12 saves.  She is now 3-9 overall for the season with the loss.

Hiram will play its next two games at home beginning with a NCAC game against Ohio Wesleyan University on Thursday, Apr. 17 at Charles A. Henry Field.  The game is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.