April 10 – HIRAM, Ohio – Records continued to tumble for senior Autumn Osgood as the Terrier women's lacrosse team dropped an 18-13 decision to visiting Saint Vincent College on Monday evening.
Osgood became the first Hiram player in school history to eclipse the 50-goal mark in one year, breaking her 2016 record of 48. The senior finished the day with seven tallies, giving her 52 on the season.
Additionally, she became the first player in the North Coast Athletic Conference during the 2017 season to eclipse the 50-goal plateau.
The season goals record is the eighth broken mark of the season for Osgood in just the first ten games. Along with her scores, she has also broken the program standards for assists (18), points (70) and free-position goals (15) in a single season, as well as single-game marks in goals (10 in a win over Thiel) and assists and points (6 and 13, respectively, in a victory over Heidelberg).
In the game, the Terriers jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, as Osgood tallied her first goal just 16 seconds in. Katelyn Slomovitz then followed with her 13th of the season to give Hiram (5-5) the two-goal advantage.
Over the next eight minutes, the teams would exchange goals, with Osgood notching both for the Terriers and Saint Vincent responding with tallies from Maggie Nelson and Naomi Schwaiger to make the score 4-2.
From there, however, the Bearcats would take control of the half, using a 6-0 run to turn a two-goal deficit into an 8-4 lead with just over nine minutes remaining. Hannah Carroll gave Saint Vincent the lift, scoring or assisting on five of the six goals. She finished the matchup with a game-high 10 points.
Overall, Saint Vincent put together an 11-2 swing to end the first half and take a 13-6 lead into the break.
Hiram's two goals during the run came from Kayla Jenkins as well as Osgood, who tallied her record-breaking goal with 4:02 remaining in the half.
That, however, would be as close as Hiram would get, as the visitors outscored the Terriers 5-4 the rest of the way to hold on to capture the 18-13 victory.
Osgood paced the Terriers with eight total points on the day, tallying seven goals and an assist. Jenkins and Ray also tallied multi-goal games, while Hirsch and Slomovitz posted a goal, each.
With her two goals, Ray posted a new career high, tallying her 31st of the season with her second goal at the 3:20 mark of the closing half. The junior, who had already broken the single-season record for draw controls, also added to that total, leading the Terriers with four.
Defensively, Hiram caused six turnovers and collected 33 ground balls, led by a career-high seven from both Alyse Gillentine and Slomovitz.
The Terriers will return to the field on Wednesday as they get back into NCAC play against Kenyon College. The matchup with the Ladies is scheduled for 7 p.m.