Women’s Soccer Clipped in Matchup with Bluffton

Women’s Soccer Clipped in Matchup with Bluffton

Sept. 8 – HIRAM, Ohio – The Hiram College women's soccer team watched an early first-half advantage slip as they dropped a 3-2 decision to Bluffton, Saturday afternoon.

Hiram and Bluffton both entered the matchup with mirroring records looking to collect their first wins of the season.

The Terrier offense was on fire knotting their two goals of the game in the first twenty minutes of play.

Hiram's first goal came from freshmen Kaitlyn Harris to secure the early 1-0 lead.

The second goal came a little more than a minute later from Hannah Ward off an assist from sophomore Courtney Wendel. Ward led the Terriers with five shots on goal.

The Terriers held the guest scoreless until the 41st minute when Bluffton posted their first goal of the game.

At the half, 11 different Terriers tallied at least one shot, outshooting the Beavers 22-3 with 12 of the shots on net.

Out of the break, Bluffton tied the game 2-2 before sinking the game-winner off a penalty kick to achieve the 3-2 victory.

Senior Sam Hudson made her first start of the season with six saves in the first 68 minutes of play.

Despite the loss, the Terriers held the advantage with a 32-10 lead in shots, placing 18 on goal.

Hiram will be back in action on Wednesday, Sept. 12 as they travel to Case Western Reserve. The match is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. start.