By: Andrew Korba
WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Junior Autumn Osgood (Hyde Park, Vt./Lamoille Union) became the all-time leading scorer in program history, but the Hiram College women's lacrosse team fell to Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) 18-10 on Wednesday evening.
The Terriers are now 0-3 on the season, while the Presidents improve to 1-2.
Osgood finished the contest with three goals. Her record breaking 47th career goal came on a free position shot at the 24:56 mark of the first half to tie the score at 1-1.
Last season, Osgood also set the single season women's lacrosse record for goals in a season (34) and game (6). She now has 49 goals in her career, which is three more than the previous record of 46 held by JoLyn Grover.
With the score tied at 1-1, Washington & Jefferson was able to score three unanswered goals to take a 4-1 lead.
The Terriers answered with Osgood's second goal of the night, this time coming off an assist from sophomore Christina Belleza (Peninsula, Ohio/Walsh Jesuit), cutting the President lead to 4-2 with 16:26 left in the first half.
W&J would answer with a goal, but Hiram scored three straight times to knot the score at 5-5 with just over 8:30 left to play in the first half. Sophomore Alyse Gillentine (Hartville, Ohio/Lake) scored twice and sophomore Sierah Ray (Tallmadge, Ohio/Stow-Munroe Falls) registered the tying goal.
The Presidents would dominate the rest of the half, scoring seven straight times to take a 12-5 lead into the locker room.
W&J scored first in the second half, but Osgood and sophomore Kayla Jenkins (Solon, Ohio/Solon) registered back-to-back goals to pull Hiram within 13-7.
The teams would continue trading goals with Ray and Jenkins each scoring another goal. But the Presidents would be able to control the lead and two straight goals gave them a 17-9 edge.
Ray closed out the Terrier scoring on the night with her third goal of the evening with 1:29 to go.
In goal, sophomore Rachel Metcalf (Stow, Ohio/Stow-Munroe Falls) made a season-high 11 saves.
Ray would finish with three goals, while Gillentine and Jenkins tallied two.
Washington & Jefferson held a 37-23 edge in shots.
Hiram will now take some time off and will play next on Wednesday, March 16, at home against Olivet (Mich.) at 4 p.m.
Photo courtesy of Martin Santek Photography