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Terriers Claim Senior Day Victory After Fourth-Quarter Comeback  

Terriers Claim Senior Day Victory After Fourth-Quarter Comeback  
April 7-HIRAM, Ohio- A strong fourth-quarter effort helped the Hiram College men's lacrosse team earn a 17-16, Senior Day victory over Wabash, Saturday afternoon. Prior to the evening's game, the Terriers honored three seniors, including Nick Rollason, Evan Pinney, and R.J. Nelson.   

The win helps the Terriers to improve to 6-5 overall and 1-4 in the NCAC. The Little Giants, meanwhile, fell to 2-9 overall and 0-4 in conference. 

Today's victory over Wabash marks the first conference victory since the 2015-2016 matchup with the Little Giants. 

The Terriers were the first to get on the board with Pinney knocking one to the back of the net with 14:22 in the first half. Wabash came back strong and scored four times in the first three minutes to build an early 4-1 lead. Sophomore Tim Stucky assisted on a Rollason goal, before scoring one of his own off an assist from Hunter Jenkins to close out the half trailing 4-3.  

The Little Giants dominated the next frame outscoring the Terriers 5-1. Pinney once again led the Terriers tallying the lone goal of the second quarter.  

Out of the half, Hiram and Wabash both traded goals with each side tallying five apiece. Stucky led the scoring effort with two of the five Terrier goals in the third quarter (14-9).  

In the final frame, Hiram went to work with Rollason and Pinney both scoring a goal to put the Little Giants in reach by three. Wabash would respond yet again, with back-to-back goals to extend their lead to 16-11.  

It was in the fourth quarter that the Terriers were able to make their move. Overall, Hiram outscored Wabash 8-2 in the final stanza.

The Terriers opened the coring in the frame, with Rollason finiding the back of the net off a feed from Dionne. Pinney then took advantage of a Wabash penalty, scoring while a man up to cut the deficit to three.

Following that, Wabash put the pressure back on, notching back-to-back goals to push the lead back to five (16-11).

With just over three minutes remaining, the Terriers began to chip away at the lead. Stucky tallied his fourth goal of the night at the 3:04 mark.

Jenkins then tallied back-to-back goals, including one off an assist from Jaret Walland, to bring the score to 16-13 with 2:14 left. 

The run would continue, as another Wabash penalty led to another man-advantage tally for Evan Pinney with 1:29 left.

The comback would become complete as the Terriers' all-time leading scorer found the back of the net with one minute to play, knotting the game at 16-16.

With just under a minute to play, Pinney came up with a loose ball and proceeded to start the game-winning play:

Sophomore Liam Osborne came up with a clutch save in the wanning seconds to preserve the win. He finished the game with four saves in the second half.

Offensively, the usual suspects were at it again for Hiram as Stucky led the way with seven points (5g/2a). Rollason and Pinney each added four goals, while Pinney collected two assists en route to six points. Jenkins also posted six points, notching two goals and four assists.

With their numbers, Rollason (47) Stucky (46) and Jenkins (46) have all eclipsed the Hiram single-season record for points. The Terriers are now on pace to have three players reach 50 points in the same season for the first time in program history.

Hiram will next travel to Alfred State in a nonconference matchup on Wednesday, April 11 at 7 p.m.