Oct. 17 - HIRAM, Ohio - Late-stage heroics by senior Keanu Shelton proved the difference in the Terrier men's soccer team's, 2-1, come-from-behind victory over The College of Wooster on Tuesday evening.
The Terriers fell victim to a penalty shot early in the first half, falling behind 1-0 in the 15th minute of action.
Despite trailing at the break, the Terriers led the Scots in shots, 7-3, at the break. However, Wooster keeper, Will Collis, kept the Terriers at bay.
The Terrier senior started the comeback surge in the 77th minute, scoring off an assist from Giovanni Meza to knot the game at 1-1.
It wasn't until the 88th minute that the Terriers were able to find the equalizer.
After being set up for a corner kick off of a free kick from Keegan Williams, the Terriers took advantage.
Blake Easterling set up the play with a nice corner attempt into the goal box. After being kicked around by a few different players, the ball found its way to Shelton, who buried it in the back of the net for the game-winning tally.
The multi-goal performance marked the first of the senior's career, and now gives him a team-leading five, on the season.
The victory for Hiram, not only moved the team to .500 in NCAC play (3-3), but also pulled them within one point of the fourth and final playoff spot, with three games to go.
Sophomore CJ Keith kept the Wooster offense at bay, saving six of the seven shots on goal.
Hiram will return to action on Friday, October 20 at 8:00 p.m. when they travel to Ohio Wesleyan for a pivotal conference matchup.