By: Andrew Korba
NORTH CANTON, Ohio -- The Hiram College women's lacrosse team fell to Division II foe Walsh 17-6 on Wednesday afternoon.
The Terriers fall to 1-3 on the season, while the Cavaliers are now 2-2.
Walsh opened up play by scoring the first three goals to jump out to a 3-0 lead, just five minutes into the game.
The Terriers would respond with two goals to cut the deficit to 3-2.
First, junior JoLyn Grover (Flint, Mich./Grand Blanc) converted a free position shot with 23:05 left in the half. Osgood followed with a goal with 21:01 left to play in the half, on a free position shot.
The Cavaliers would score four unanswered goals to push their lead to 7-2.
Junior Rebecca Goetz (Lake View, N.Y./Frontier) scored with 15:43 left in the half to cut Hiram's deficit to 7-3.
Walsh would score the next three goals before Osgood found the back of the net to make the score 10-4.
Walsh added a goal at the 7:57 mark, but Ray scored an unassisted goal at the 5:42 mark to make the score 11-5.
The Cavaliers scored the final two goals of the half to take a 13-5 lead into the intermission.
Walsh scored the first three goals of the second half. Ray added her second goal of the game at the 5:38 mark, with Osgood recording the assist.
The Cavaliers would add a late goal to close out the scoring and secure the 17-6 win.
Freshman Rachel Metcalf (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls) made nine saves in goal for the Terriers.
Walsh held a 30-19 edge in shots, including a 26-13 advantage in shots on goal.
Hiram will return to action on Saturday, when it hosts Wooster in its NCAC and home opener at 1 p.m.