By: Andrew Korba
HIRAM, Ohio -- Junior Autumn Osgood (Hyde Park, Vt./Lamoille Union) continued to etch her name into the record books as the Hiram College women's lacrosse team posted a 23-12 victory over Hilbert (N.Y.) on Sunday afternoon.
The Terriers (4-8) also held the "Battle for Britt", where Britt Host, a Terrier fan battling Ewing's Sarcoma, led the team onto the field before the start. In addition, Hiram also sold t-shirts and wristbands and collected donations, with all proceeds going towards Host.
Osgood broke the single game scoring record, tallying eight goals. She also added two assists to give her a total of 10 points in the contest, which is a new single game program record.
In addition, Osgood brough her scoring total to 37 on the season, which breaks the record of 34 she set last season.
Osgood's two assists give her seven on the season, which is a new program record. In addition, she also brought her season points total to 44, which also in a new single season record.
The Terriers also set two records as a team. Hiram scored 17 times in the first half, which is the most in program history. The Terriers 23 total goals in the win is also a new program record, topping 19, which was set earlier this season against Olivet (Mich.).
Both teams scored three goals apiece in the first four minutes and found themselves tied at 3-3.
Hiram scored two consecutive goals, with scores coming from sophomore Katelyn Slomovitz (Kent, Ohio/Roosevelt) and Osgood to take a 5-3 lead.
The Hawks (0-10) responded with three straight goals to jump back in front 6-5 with 14:52 left in the first half.
Slomovitz added her second goal of the game just 35 seconds later to tie the score, but Hilbert took the lead back at the 11:15 mark with a goal.
But from there, the rest of the half belonged to the Terriers, as Hiram scored 11 of the final 12 goals of the half to open a 17-8 halftime lead. Osgood scored four goals during the spurt, sophomore Sierah Ray (Tallmadge, Ohio/Stow-Munroe Falls) and Slomovitz each added three and junior Kayla Jenkins (Solon, Ohio/Solon) scored once.
Hiram opened the scoring in the second half as Ray dished an assist to senior Michaela Edmond (Sherman, Conn./New Milford), who found the back of the net to make the score 18-8.
The Hawks would score a goal, but the Terriers got scored from Osgood and Jenkins to take a 20-9 edge.
Both teams would score three times in the remainder of the game, with Hiram getting goals from sophomore Alyse Gillentine (Hartville, Ohio/Lake), Osgood and Ray.
In all, Slomovitz scored a career-high six goals, with Ray adding four scores and an assist.
Sophomore Rachel Metcalf (Stow, Ohio/Stow-Munroe Falls) made nine saves in goal for the Terriers.
Hiram held a 36-31 edge in shots and a 24-13 advantage in draw controls.
The Terriers will play next on Tuesday, April 19, with a 4 p.m. home NCAC contest against Oberlin.