By: Andrew Korba
HIRAM, Ohio -- The Hiram College women's lacrosse team dropped a 21-11 decision to Ohio Wesleyan in the season finale for both teams.
The Terriers conclude the 2016 season at 4-13 and 0-8 in the NCAC, while the Battling Bishops finish the year at 7-9, 2-6.
Junior Autumn Osgood (Hyde Park, Vt./Lamoille Union) capped off her record breaking season with four goals. She concludes the campaign with 48 goals, 8 assists and 56 points, all of which are single season records.
Sophomore Sierah Ray (Tallmadge, Ohio/Stow-Munroe Falls) and sophomore Katelyn Slomovitz (Kent, Ohio/Roosevelt) added three and two scores, respectively. Sophomore Alyse Gillentine (Hartville, Ohio/Lake) and sophomore Mercedes Jones (Dayton, Ohio/Ponitz Career Technology Center) each chipped in with a goal. The goal for Jones was the first of her career.
Slomovitz opened the scoring just 2:02 into the contest with senior Michaela Edmond (Sherman, Conn./New Milford) recording the assist.
OWU would tie the game at the 25:33 mark, but Gillentine converted a free position shot to put the Terriers back in front 2-1.
The Battling Bishops would answer with four consecutive goals to open a 5-2 lead with just over 16 minutes left in the first half.
Osgood would snap the scoring run with her first goal, but OWU had an answer just 13 seconds later to open a 6-3 lead with 13:38 left in the first half.
Ohio Wesleyan would score six of the final eight goals of the opening half to take a 11-5 advantage into the break.
Ray opened the scoring in the second half with a goal at the 28:50 mark to trim the Battling Bishop lead to 11-6.
But OWU would score six straight goals to take control of the game and build a 17-6 lead.
Hiram would outscore the Battling Bishops 5-4 in the final 20 minutes of the contest, with Osgood scoring twice and Jones, Ray and Slomovitz each scoring once.
Sophomore Rachel Metcalf (Stow, Ohio/Stow-Munroe Falls) made eight stops in goal for the Terriers.
The Battling Bishops held a slim 16-14 edge in ground ball pickups.