Men's Soccer Falls to No. 23 Kenyon

Men's Soccer Falls to No. 23 Kenyon

By: Abbey Lipcsik

GAMBIER, Ohio - The Hiram College men's soccer team was defeated by the Kenyon Lords by a final score of 3-1. 

The Terriers now hold a record of 5-7-2 (2-4 NCAC) on the season, while Kenyon stands at 12-2 (5-1 NCAC). 

The Lords, who came into the match ranked 23rd by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), scored the first two goals of the match in the fifth and 20th minute.

Although Hiram took three shots in the half, none made it past the Kenyon goalkeeper and the score remained 2-0 going into halftime.

The Lords added to their lead in the 57th minute when a Kenyon forward scored off of a header to the top right corner of the net.  

Hiram finally got on the board in the 62nd minute when Keanu Shelton fired a shot from outside the box to make the score 3-1. Unfortunately, the goal was not enough and the Lords got the victory.

Kenyon outshot Hiram 36-7 in the match and held an 8-2 advantage in corner kicks.  

The Terriers will be back in action on Saturday, October 22, when they travel to Springfield, Ohio to battle the Wittenberg Tigers in a 7:30 p.m. conference matchup.