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Men's Lacrosse Falls to #12 OWU

Men's Lacrosse Falls to #12 OWU

HIRAM, Ohio – Playing in the first of two consecutive games against ranked opponents, the Hiram College men's lacrosse team dropped a 20-7 decision to Ohio Wesleyan University on Saturday afternoon.

The Bishops came into today's matchup ranked #12 in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division III Coaches' Poll.

Ohio Wesleyan came out quickly, scoring their first goal at the 11:36 mark of the first quarter, before adding the second just 13 seconds later. The Bishops would go on to outscore Hiram 8-1 in the opening frame.

The lone score of the quarter for the Terriers came at the 5:09 mark when Jaret Walland found the net off a feed from Tim Stucky.

Hiram would add one goal while a man down as Nick Rollason took one unassisted for his 91st-career tally in the second quarter. However, OWU would tack on six more scores in the frame, holding a 14-2 lead at the break.

The second half was played much closer with the Bishops holding a slight, 6-5, edge in the final two stanzas. Evan Pinney would score both markers for the Terriers in the third while Hunter Jenkins would add two and Rollason, his second, in the fourth quarter.

Offensively, Rollason led Hiram with three total points, posting a pair of goals and an assist. Jenkins and Pinney each also added a pair of goals, while Stucky posted two assists.

The Terriers will get back to work on Tuesday, April 3, when they travel to Granville, Ohio for a date with #9 Denison. The matchup with the Big Red is slated for a 7 p.m. start.