HIRAM, Ohio -- The Hiram College women's lacrosse team dropped a 22-12 decision against the Kenyon Ladies on Wednesday night.
The Ladies held the momentum in the first half, outshooting the Terriers 24-13. After a leadoff goal by Kenyon's Kat Englert, Sierah Ray and Autumn Osgood both scored their first goals of the night to give Hiram their only lead of the match (2-1).
Kenyon would then go on an 11-minute, 9-1 scoring run to take a six-goal lead with 7:18 left in the half (9-3). Cassie Hudson-Heck fueled the run with three goals, while Allie McLane and Avery Morgan each added a pair.
As the half came to a close, Hiram continued to chip away at the Kenyon lead. Led by Osgood and Ray, the Terriers notched three goals to come within four of the Ladies (10-6) with 2:04 remaining. However, another goal by Kenyon made the score 11-6 going into halftime.
The difference in the match came in the first three minutes of the second half as Kenyon had a 5-0 scoring advantage. Lucy Somers led the way, posting three of the five goals.
That is as close as Hiram would get, however, as Kenyon finished the game scoring six of the eight final goals to make the score 22-12.
Ray and Osgood tied for the team-high in scoring (5), while Slomovitz led the Terriers in ground balls (6). Osgood also added a team-best five draw controls.
Hiram will next host Ursuline College in a rescheduled matchup on Friday, April 14 at 7 p.m.