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Women’s Soccer Suffers Overtime Loss to Yellow Jackets

Women’s Soccer Suffers Overtime Loss to Yellow Jackets

Sept.18- HIRAM, Ohio – Despite an early first-half lead, the Hiram College women's soccer team fell 5-4 to Baldwin Wallace University, Tuesday night.   

The Terriers dominated the opening half tallying three of their four goals.   

Freshman Kaitlyn Harris was on fire scoring her first two goals of the game in the first 15 minutes of play. Harris now leads the Terriers with four of the eight goals this season.   

A few minutes later sophomore Hannah Ward got on the board to pull Hiram ahead 3-0.   

The Yellow Jackets snuck in a goal before halftime to cut the Terrier lead to 3-1.   

Momentum shifted in the second half as Hiram's first-half lead slipped away.   

Down by two, Baldwin Wallace scored an early second-half goal to cut their deficit down to 3-2. 

In the 55th minute, Val Lauderback registered her first goal of the night to score Hiram's lone goal of the stanza.   

The Yellow Jackets' Kayla Webb responded with two-straight goals in the second half, bringing the score to 4-4.    

Hiram and Baldwin Wallace swapped shots in the remaining minutes, but neither was able to score forcing the game to an overtime period.   

After failing to break the tie, the deciding point of the game came in the 109th minute of the double overtime battle. Balwin Wallace's Morgan Gray proved to be the difference maker, scoring off a header, ending the match 5-4.  

This matchup marks the fourth game this season that was decided by a one-goal decision.   

Offensively, Hiram finished with 11 goals on net and seven corner kicks.   

Hiram will be back in action on Saturday, Sept. 22 as they host Mount St. Joseph. The match is scheduled for a 1:00 p.m. start.