By: Andrew Korba
HIRAM, Ohio -- The Hiram College men's lacrosse team fell at home to non-conference foe Alma (Mich.) on Wednesday evening by a 10-7 score.
The Terriers fall to 2-5 overall, while the Scots improve to 5-3.
Alma would tie the game at 1-1 with 3:19 left, but sophomore Doug Legris (Fairfax, Vt./Bellows Free Academy) scored on a man-up opportunity to put the Terriers in front 2-1.
The Scots would tie the game early in the second quarter, before senior Chris Minite (Aurora) scored his first goal of the season at the 13:30 mark to put Hiram back in front 3-2.
Alma would respond with the next four goals to take a 6-3 advantage.
Junior Greg Summers (Lancaster, N.Y./St. Mary's) snapped the Scots run with a goal at the 3:40 mark.
But Alma would score two more goals, including one with two seconds left, to take a 8-4 lead into halftime.
The Scots would hold the Terriers scoreless in the third and added two more goals to open up a 10-4 edge.
Summers would score all three of Hiram's goals in the fourth quarter, including a nifty behind the back score with 28 seconds left.
Junior goalie Sawyer Lott (Sunbury/Big Walnut) made 14 saves in goal for Hiram.
Alma outshot Hiram 44-30, but the Terriers held a slim 42-40 advantage in ground balls.
Hiram will play next on Saturday, when it returns to NCAC play with a road game at No. 6 Ohio Wesleyan. Faceoff is set for 1 p.m.