HIRAM, OHIO -- The Hiram College women's lacrosse team defeated Baldwin Wallace University, 8-12, in its inaugural game at Charles A. Henry Field.
B-W (0-1) scored the games first goal just 15 seconds into the game to take the early lead. Hiram (1-0) then scored five straight goals with two goals coming from freshman attacker Rebecca Goetz (Buffalo, N.Y./Frontier) and freshman Hannah Schaefer (Kent/Roosevelt). The other goal was scored by sophomore Morgan Rahman (Westlake/St. Joseph Academy) giving Hiram a 5-1 lead. The Yellow Jackets scored three of the next four goals with Hiram's goal coming from freshman Allison Spitz (Hudson) making the score 6-4 late in the period. Hiram tacked on two more scores just before the end of the half with Schaefer recording her third goal of the period and senior Lacey Zerner (Canton/Jackson) scored her first goal with 3:10 left in the half. B-W scored the final goals of the period, but Hiram maintained an 8-6 advantage at the intermission.
In the second half, the Terriers scored a total of four goals with two from Spitz and markers from Goetz and freshman JoLyn Grover. B-W added two goals of its own in the final 30 minutes, but the Hiram lead was too great as the Terriers began the women's lacrosse era with a 12-8 victory.
BW was led in scoring by the duo of Emily Tallmadge and Victoria Budzyn with four goals each.
Hiram was led by Schaefer who finished the day with three goals. Goalkeeper Rebecca Greenhouse (Pittsburgh, Pa./Winchester Thurston) stopped nine of 17 shots faced and recorded her first win of the season.
Hiram will travel to Dover, Del. for a non-conference matchup against Wesley College on Thursday, Mar. 7. The game is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.