By: Andrew Korba
HIRAM, Ohio -- The Hiram College women's lacrosse team fell to Wooster in its NCAC and home opener by a 20-3 score on Saturday afternoon.
The Terriers drop to 1-4 on the season and are 0-1 in the NCAC, while the Fighting Scots improve to 4-2, 1-0.
Wooster scored the first nine goals of the game to jump out to a 9-0 lead in the first 19 minutes of the game.
Goetz got Hiram on the scoreboard by converting a free position shot at the 10:08 mark of the first half to cut the deficit to 9-1.
The Fighting Scots would score the final four goals of the half to take a 13-1 lead into the break.
In the second half, Wooster scored the first two goals to build a 15-1 lead, before Grover converted a free position shot for her sixth goal of the season.
Wooster would add five more goals and Goetz found the back of the net on an unassisted goal with 1:38 left to play to close out the scoring.
In goal, freshman Rachel Metcalf (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls) made five stops for Hiram.
Wooster held a 32-6 edge in shots and a 31-18 advantage in ground balls.
Hiram will play next on Wednesday, when it hosts Linfield (Ore.) in a non-conference contest that begins at 5 p.m.