By: Abbey Lipcsik
HIRAM, Ohio – The Hiram College women's lacrosse team dropped a 15-8 decision against the Allegheny Gators on Tuesday night.
Despite an early goal from senior Autumn Osgood, Allegheny controlled the first half. The Gators outscored the Terriers 9-0 over a 20-minute span to take a 9-1 lead with 6:03 remaining.
The Gators continued to score in the second half, recording three goals within the first five minutes of play (12-3). Ray answered back with her second goal of the night, but Allegheny added another pair of goals to their cause, making the score 14-4 with 19:05 left in the match.
After a scoreless eight-minute period, the Terriers gained some momentum, notching three goals over the next five minutes. Ray scored two of them, while Osgood tacked on the third.
Although Osgood tallied another goal as time expired, the Gators did the same, eventually securing the win.
Ray led the Hiram offense, recording a team-high four goals, while Osgood tallied four points, including three goals and an assist. Senior Kayla Jenkins rounded out the scoring efforts for Hiram, while both Alexis Hirsch and Erin Smith tallied assists.
Defensively, Kait Zemanski led the way for Hiram, tallying career highs in both caused turnovers (three) and ground balls (five).
The Terriers will next host Wittenberg on Saturday, April 22 in a matchup scheduled 12:00 p.m.