April 14 – HIRAM, Ohio – The Hiram College women's lacrosse team found themselves on the wrong end of a 19-11 decision against Ursuline College on Friday evening.
The Terriers and Arrows played the first half extremely close, going back-and-forth of the first 16 minutes of the game. The two sides traded eight goals and found themselves knotted at 4-4 with 14:29 to play.
During the see-saw battle, Autumn Osgood, Sierah Ray, Katelyn Slomovitz and Kayla Jenkins all tallied a goal. Osgood, Ray and Jenkins all scored on free-position shots, as the Terriers started out three-for-three on attempts. Slomovitz netted hers on an assist from Ray at the 18:25 mark.
Trailing by a goal, Hiram used a three-point swing to take a 6-4 advantage. Following Jenkins' tally, Ray followed with her second goal of the game before Alexis Hirsch posted an unassisted goal with 10:09 remaining.
From there, however, Ursuline would close the half strong, posting four-straight goals in the final ten minutes, including the finally tally shorthanded, to take an 8-6 lead into the break.
The first 12 minutes of the second half proved to be the difference maker as the Arrows outscored Hiram 6-2 to push the lead to 14-8. Ursuline tallied the first four goals of the second stanza, completing an eight-goal swing between the two halves.
Overall, the Arrows would score 11 goals in the closing frame, pushing their advantage to as many as eight with the final score standing at 19-11.
In the second half, Ray added another goal to her total before assisting on Kayla Cornett's second tally of the season. Osgood also tacked on two more goals, with Alyse Gillentine rounding out the scoring for the Terriers.
Ray led the Hiram charge with five points, including three goals and a pair of assists. Osgood also scored three times, marking the 10th time in 12 games that she has notched at least three scores.
Having concluded their non-conference schedule, the Terriers will get back to North Coast Athletic Conference action on Saturday, as they travel Granville, Ohio to take on Denison University. The matchup with the Big Red is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.