Sept. 6 – TIFFIN, Ohio – The Hiram College women's soccer team dropped a non-conference decision to undefeated Heidelberg University, 3-1, on Wednesday afternoon.
The Terriers received their lone goal in the 16th minute of the contest as senior Emily Syrjala connected on her fourth goal of the season finding the back of the net after a scramble on a corner kick. The tally cut the Student Princes' lead to 2-1.
The hosts did all of their damage within the first 20 minutes of the contest to provide the difference in the game. An early cross by Amanda Kilway led to an Erica Campbell goal in the ninth minute to give Heidelberg a 1-0 lead.
Following another score by the home team in the 12th minute, Syrjala found the net for her fourth tally. The score gave her a career high for goals just three games into the young season. In addition, she tied her career high for points (eight) while having taken just seven shots.
Heidelberg responded just four minutes later, scoring the insurance goal in the 19th minute on a tally by Danielle Rathfon.
The Terriers managed just three shots through the remainder of the half, including two in the second stanza, and Heidelberg held on for the two-goal victory.
Syrjala led the way with a pair of shots on goal. She is currently holding a .714 shot on goal percentage for the season, having placed five of her seven tries on net.
Defensively, Ally Green entered the game in the 27th minute and played well for the Terriers. The sophomore faced seven Heidelberg shots in 63 minutes of game time, making all seven saves.
Hiram will be back in action on Saturday, September 9 as they travel to Grove City, Pa. to take on the Wolverines. The matchup is scheduled for a 1:00 p.m. start.