By: Andrew Korba
BETHANY, W. VA. -- The Hiram College men's lacrosse team fell at Bethany (W. Va.) on Saturday afternoon by a 12-5 score.
The Terriers are now 0-2 on the season, while the Bison remain perfect at 3-0.
Junior Greg Summers (Lancaster, N.Y./St. Mary's) paced Hiram, with three goals in the contest.
Bethany jumped on the board first, scoring the lone goal of the first quarter, seven minutes into the game.
Hiram took advantage of a man-up situation and tied the score at 1-1 on a goal from Summers just 24 seconds into the second period.
Less than a minute later, the Bison went back in front with a goal by Jake Holland.
The Terriers would respond on a unassisted goal from freshman Evan Pinney (Richfield/Revere) with just four seconds left in the first half, to tie the score at 2-2.
Bethany would take control of the contest in the second half, reeling off nine unanswered goals to take a 11-2 lead.
Summers scored two straight goals at the 8:10 and 3:13 mark of the fourth quarter, to bring Hiram within 11-4. Freshman Ryan Wireman (Willowick/North) recorded the assist on the first goal and junior Chris Lekan (North Olmsted/Holy Name) had the assist on the second.
Freshman Darius Dunn (Evansville, Ind./Harrison) closed out the scoring for the Terriers, finding the back of the net with just under two minutes to play.
Junior goalkeeper Sawyer Lott (Sunbury/Big Walnut) made 16 saves in 51 minutes of action for Hiram.
The Terriers were 3-of-8 in man-up chances, while the Bison were 3-of-7.
The Bison outshot Hiram 41-33, including a 29-19 edge in shots on goal.
Hiram will play next on Wednesday, when it continues its season opening road trip with a 4 p.m. contest at Capital.