Oct. 21 – DELAWARE, Ohio – Despite holding a one-goal advantage in the second half of play, the Hiram College women's soccer team dropped a 2-1 decision to Ohio Wesleyan University on Saturday afternoon.
For the second-straight game, Hiram saw an advantage slip away in the waning minutes as OWU erased a 1-0 deficit in the final 11 minutes to hand the Terriers the loss.
Despite being outshout 15-0 in the opening half, Hiram goal keeper Ally Green hung tough, making five saves to keep the game scoreless after 45 minutes.
Just eight minutes into the second half, Hiram took their first shot of the game and netted their first goal. It was sophomore Isable Ebel who netted the score for the Terriers, receiving a cross from freshman Hannah Ward and burying it past the Bishop keeper to give Hiram a 1-0 lead in the 54th minute.
The goal for Ebel marked her second of the season, while Ward's assist was her team-leading fifth of the 2017 campaign.
Ohio Wesleyan would come back in the 80th minute, as Emma Felty scored her fifth goal of the season from just inside the 18-yard box, knotting the game at 1-1.
Just six minutes later, the Battling Bishops completed the comeback. Ashley Smiley posted her seventh goal of the season on an assist by Lauren Kocsis to push the hosts ahead, 2-1.
That is where the score would stay as the Terriers could not find a shot on net over the final four minutes, falling by the 2-1 score.
Ward finished the game with a pair of shots, including one on goal. Defensively, Green cracked double-digit saves for the fourth time this season.
Hiram will return to the pitch on Tuesday, Oct. 24, as they travel to Granville, Ohio to take on the Big Red of Denison University. The matchup is slated for a 7 p.m. start.