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Terrier Soccer Stumbles at Houghton

Terrier Soccer Stumbles at Houghton

Sept. 5 – HOUGHTON, N.Y. – The Hiram College men's soccer team played their third, one-goal game of the young season, falling to Houghton College, 1-0, in their first road contest of the year.

The game winner came in the 81st minute of the contest, as the Highlanders' Zach Shivlock broke the 1-1 tie with an assist from Ben Lawrence.

Over the final ten minute, the Terriers managed a pair of scoring chances. Christian Nshimyumuremyi posted the first chance in the 86th minute, but saw his shot drift wide. Keanu Shelton then had the final chance of the night as his header was saved by Jordan Crouch and the Highlanders held on for the victory.

Despite the 1-2 mark so far on the season, the Terriers have trailed in just 10 minutes of actual game action on the year.

For the third straight game, Hiram got on the board first. Once again, the Terriers converted on a penalty kick in the 26th minute as sophomore captain John Virag knotted his second tally of the young season.

Hiram has tallied three goals on the year, all of which have come in direct result of a PK.

The Terriers held the lead over the next 38 minutes of game action before Houghton's Ben Lawrence knotted the score at 1-1.

Overall, the Highlanders held an 11-4 advantage in shots on goal, but sophomore CJ Keith once again played well, stopping eight shots in 90 minutes.

Having played in three-consecutive one-goal games, the Terriers will take two days off before returning to their home stadium for a matchup with Medaille College. The matchup with the Mavericks at Charles A. Henry Field is scheduled for a 7:00 p.m. start.