By: Abbey Lipcsik
CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. -- The Hiram College men's lacrosse team dropped a 12-8 decision in their conference matchup against the Wabash Little Giants on Saturday.
The Little Giants quickly got on the board, scoring two goals within the first two minutes of the opening quarter. The Terriers then answered back with an eight-minute, 3-0 scoring run, with goals coming from Ben Neill, Tim Stucky and Nick Rollason (3-2). 20 seconds after Rollason's goal (3:37), Wabash's Collin Brennan recorded the final goal of the period to tie the score (3-3).
Both teams continued to score in the second quarter, with neither team taking a lead higher than one. Despite goals from Hunter Jenkins and Rollason, the Little Giants managed to tack on three more goals to take a 6-5 lead at halftime.
The third quarter made the difference in the match. Although Hiram recorded several shot attempts, the Terriers were outscored 3-0 over the 15 minutes to give Wabash a four-goal edge (9-5).
Hiram made multiple attempts to chip away at the Little Giant lead, tacking on three goals in the final quarter. However, the Little Giants also notched three goals, securing the 12-8 win.
Jenkins and Rollason led the Hiram offense. The duo tied the team-high in goals (3) in addition to adding a pair of assists.
The Terriers will next head home to host Cleary on Thursday, April 13 in a non-conference matchup at 7 p.m.