Sept. 5- HIRAM, Ohio- The Hiram College women's soccer team dropped a 2-1 decision in the home opener against Heidelberg, Wednesday night.
Hiram and Heidelberg experienced a lightning-filled first half putting the game to a screeching halt five minutes into the match.
Less than ten minutes out of the lightning delay the Student Princes knocked one to the back of the net to take an early 1-0 advantage in the first.
Despite both teams trading shots in the opening half with six apiece neither was able to post a goal in the remaining minutes.
Down by one, sophomore Courtney Wendel netted the first Hiram goal in the 73rd minute to tie the game 1-1. Wendel's goal is her first of the season and second overall.
The Student Princes competed for the comeback, responding in the 82nd minute to push the visitors ahead 2-1.
Inside the remaining ten minutes sophomore Hannah Ward looked to tie the game with one last Hiram shot. The shot was saved by Heidelberg's goalie Alexandra Farmer to solidify their 2-1 victory.
The Terriers offense put nine of their 13 shots on goal with Ward leading the Terriers with four shots and three on net.
In goal, junior Ally Green finished the night with four saves in her 90 minutes of work.
Hiram will hit the field again on Saturday, September 8, as they host Bluffton. The matchup is scheduled for a 5 p.m. start.