Posted: Mar 07, 2018
March 7- HIRAM, Ohio- Behind a strong offensive effort, and a record-setting performance from senior Nick Rollason the Hiram men's lacrosse team notched a 19-8 win in the matchup over Franciscan, Wednesday night.
The Terriers 19 goal performance set a new record for goals in a game. The record was previously held by the 2016 team, with 17 goals in the game against Cleary.
Rollason posted seven goals and an assits, tying the Hiram College single-game goals record previously set by teammate Hunter Jenkins in the Alfred State game in 2017. The senior also tallied eight points, while shooting over 60 percent on goal.
Franciscan was the first to get on the board, but the Terriers answered minutes later with Evan Pinney and Jonah Austin scoring back-to-back goals. Pinney scored again off an assists from Hunter Jenkins, to tally his second goal of the night. Tim Stucky and Alex Meehan also got on the board to pull the Terriers ahead 5-4.
Leading by one point at the start of the second quarter, Hiram made a major push, going on a 9-0 scoring run. Six different Terriers scored in the frame, led by four goals from Rollason. The scoring group included Jenkins, Stucky, Austin, Nick Jericho, and Jaret Walland.
The Hiram defense played a pivotal role in the win over the Barons. The Terriers held Franciscan scoreless in the second quarter, leading 14-4 going into halftime.
The Barons outscored Hiram 4-3 in the third quarter but it was not enough. The Terriers held Franciscan at bay, with a man-up goal from Rollason off an assist from Justin Dionne, and back-to-back Rollason goals from assits from Pinney to stretch the lead to 17-8.
Before the game was called due to snow the Terriers scored two more times from Pinney and Jenkins to secure the 19-8 victory.
Hiram will be back in action on Saturday, March 10, when they travel to Schueler Field to take on Mount St. Joseph. The matchup is scheduled for a 2 p.m. start.