Oct. 22 – SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – Using a second-half surge that produced three goals, the Hiram College men's soccer team earned a 3-1 victory over Wittenberg University on Saturday evening in Springfield.
The two teams played to a stalemate in the opening half as neither team could produce a goal. The Terriers outshot the Tigers 3-2 but held a 5-1 advantage in corner kicks.
Blake Easterling broke the 0-0 tie in the 55th minute, tallying his first goal of the season to give the Terriers a 1-0 advantage.
After scoring an own goal which tied the game in the 62nd minute, Austin Blatt tallied goal number two of the year to give the Terriers a 2-1 advantage.
Hiram added an insurance goal in the late stages of the match as Vaal Ngalla added his third goal of the season in the 90th minute, rounding out the scoring at 3-1.
The Terriers controlled the field throughout the match, outshooting the Tigers 11-4 throughout the contest.
Hiram's trio of goals marks the fourth time this season that the Terriers have tallied at least three goals, all of which have come in winning efforts.
The Terriers will complete their season with a pair of NCAC games at home. Hiram sits two games behind fourth-place DePauw in the conference standings, but hold the tiebreaker over the Tigers due to their win on October 8.
The next game for Hiram, scheduled for Tuesday, October 25 against Oberlin, is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. start.