March 12 – HIRAM, Ohio – Led by a pair of record-setting performances from senior Autumn Osgood and junior Sierah Ray, the Hiram College women's lacrosse team snagged their first victory of the season by blowing past Heidelberg University 21-3 on Sunday afternoon.
Both Ray and Osgood set the new standard for single-game performances in program history. The duo each broke the record for goals in a game, as they both tallied seven in the matchup. Ray initially broke the record, formerly held by Osgood (6 against Wilmington on March 19, 2016) with her seventh score with just 3:47 remaining in the game.
Osgood then tied her fellow attackman, notching her seventh goal of the matchup just 43 seconds later. In addition to tying the single-game mark for goals, Osgood also set the new standard for both assists (six) and total points (13). Both broke records in which she had set last season.
The duo combined to score 14 of the team's 21 goals in the victory, while also tallying seven assists and 21 of the 30 total points.
The Terriers controlled the game from the jump as Hiram notched the matchup's first 11 scores. Kayla Jenkins opened the scoring just 2:30 into the game by converting on a free-position shot. The Terriers made the most of their chances, going 4-for-6 in free position attempts.
Following the goal by Jenkins, Osgood and Ray tallied seven of the team's next nine goals. Ray tallied four in the run, including three-straight markers between 20:35 and 17:23 on the clock. Osgood finished the first half with a hat trick as well, and assisted on two of the 10 first-half goals.
Other scorers in the first-half run included another by Jenkins and one each from Alexis Hirsch and Katelyn Slomovitz. The tally by Hirsch marked her third of the season, while Slomovitz's was her first.
Leading 11-1 heading into the second half, the Terriers opened the stanza with the first four goals. Osgood collected the first just 57 seconds into the half, while Ray added her fifth of the game. Osgood the connected on another, before Kayla Cornett scored on one of Osgood's six assists.
Following the second goal of the game by Heidelberg's Dana Dudley, four different Terriers put a shot in the back of the net. Jenkins tallied her first hat trick of the season with a goal at the 16:07 mark, and was followed by Ray's sixth, the first of the match for Alyse Gillentine, and Osgood's sixth.
Heidelberg added one fine goal on Dudley's hat trick, before Ray and Osgood finished out the scoring with their record-setting goals.
The 21 goals scored by the Terriers marked their second-high goal total since the program began in 2013, and just the second time they have broken the 20-goal plateau. The mark came just two scores shy of the team record of 23 set by the 2016 team that defeated Hilbert College 23-12 on April 17.
With her seven goals today, Osgood now stands at 99 career tallies and needs just one to become the first player in program history to eclipse 100 career goals.
Osgood's 13 points led the way for the Terriers offensively, with Ray adding eight to the cause (seven goals, one assist). Other scoring leaders included Jenkin's hat trick and a goal and an assist, each, from Gillentine and Hirsch.
Additionally, the Terriers controlled nearly every facet of the game, holding a 34-15 advantage in ground balls and a 19-7 margin in draw controls. Hiram forced 25 Heidelberg turnovers in the win, including five by Osgood and two from Gillentine.
The Terriers will be back in action on Wednesday, March 15, as they play host to Saint Vincent College. The mid-week matchup at Henry Field is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.