The Hiram College men's lacrosse team fell to nationally-ranked Denison University on Tuesday evening.
The Big Red came into the matchup undefeated in NCAC play and ranked 11th in the most recent United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Top-25 Coaches' Poll. With the 25-3 victory over the Terriers, Denison improved to 13-2. Hiram, meanwhile, dropped to 6-8 on the year.
Denison ran out to a 5-0 lead in the opening quarter before Horace Johnson got the Terriers on the board with 7:20 remaining in the frame.
From there, the Big Red posted a seven-goal run which stretched into the midway point of the second. Justin Dionne ended the run with his 18th goal of the season off an assist from Hunter Jenkins, but the Terriers trailed 13-2 at the break.
The lone score for Hiram came with a man advantage as Jaret Walland found the net on Jenkins' second assist of the evening. Denison, meanwhile, tallied 12 more goals in the final 30 minutes to round the score at 25-3.
Jenkins was the lone player for the Terriers with a multi-point effort, posting a pair of assists. Defensively, Chris Biddy forced a pair of turnovers, while Liam Pinney led the Hiram effort with five ground balls.
Hiram will close their season on Saturday afternoon as they play host to DePauw University. The senior-day matchup with the Tigers is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start.