By: Abbey Lipcsik
HIRAM, Ohio - Despite outshooting the Gators 14-9, the Hiram College men's soccer team was defeated by Allegheny (Pa.) on Wednesday night by a 3-2 score.
The Terriers now hold a record of 5-5-2 (2-2 NCAC), while the Gators improve to 4-7-2 (2-2 NCAC) on the season.
The first goal of the match came early in the third minute when Allegheny's Tolossa Hassan crossed the ball over to Jack Walsh, who fired a shot to give the Gators the 1-0 lead.
Allegheny added to their lead four minutes later when Jonas Skattum headed the ball into the bottom left corner of the net. Liam McNamee was awarded with the assist off of a throw in.
Hiram got on the board in the 37th minute when Taje Davis fired a shot off of a deflection to cut the Gators' lead to one going into halftime.
Allegheny's Nick Dias scored the third goal for the Gators in the 62nd minute to give Allegheny a 3-1 lead.
Hiram answered back four minutes later when Chris Nshimyumuremyi crossed the ball from the right side of the net. Tyler Helderman played the ball over to Zac Cairns, who found the back of the net to once again cut Allegheny's lead to one (3-2).
Although the Terriers registered eight shots in the second half, only one found its way past the Gators' net-minder, securing the win for the visitors.
In goal, junior Luke Wilhelm finished the match with two saves.
The Terriers play next on Saturday when they hit the road to face Wabash (Ind.) in a conference matchup. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.