By: Andrew Korba
HIRAM, Ohio -- Sophomore Autumn Osgood (Hyde Park, Vt./Lamoille Union) set the single season goals record as the Hiram College women's lacrosse team topped Franciscan 14-13 in overtime on Monday evening.
The Terriers are now a program best 5-9 on the season, while the Barons drop to 2-9.
Hiram honored its seniors before the start of the game for their hardwork and dedication to the program.
Osgood scored six goals in the game, bringing her season total to 31. The previous record was 25 set by JoLyn Grover last season. Osgood's six goals in the contest also tied the single game school record she set back on March 26.
Junior Rebecca Goetz (Lake View, N.Y./Frontier) added a career-high five goals for Hiram.
Goetz had a look to win the game with 22 second left in regulation, but her free position attempt was denied.
In the first overtime session, Goetz put Hiram in front with 1:44 left in the frame. Osgood added a huge insurance goal with 1:59 left in the second overtime session to give the Terriers a 14-12 lead.
Franciscan would score with 33 seconds left, but was unable to get off another shot to give Hiram the win.
The Barons came out strong and scored three times in the first eight minutes to jump out to a 3-0 lead.
But the Terriers would storm back and score five unanswered goals to take a 5-3 lead.
Goetz scored twice and freshman Sierah Ray (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls) added a goal to tie the score at 3-3 with 16:30 left in the half.
Osgood then put Hiram in front 4-3 with her record breaking 26th goal of the season and sophomore Kayla Jenkins (Solon) followed with a goal at the 13:29 mark.
The Barons would get a goal with 9:36 left in the half, before Osgood came right back with a free position goal to make the score 6-4 in favor of Hiram, with just over four minutes left in the first half.
But Franciscan was able to score the final two goals of the half, including one with two seconds remaining, to knot the score at 6-6 at the break.
In the second half, the Barons struck first to jump back in front, but Hiram responded with two straight goals from Osgood to take the 8-7 lead.
Franciscan would tie the game at 8-8 before goals by senior Devonique Henderson (Streetsboro), Goetz and Osgood gave the Terriers a 11-8 lead with 15:57 to go.
The Barons would get a goal back, but Goetz's fourth goal of the contest put Hiram back up 12-9 with 8:33 remaining.
But Franciscan would score three times in the final eight minutes to tie the game at 12-12 and force overtime.
In goal, freshman Rachel Metcalf (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls) made 12 saves.
The Terriers held a slim 33-30 edge in shots and the Barons won the ground ball battle 31-30.
Hiram will close out its home season on Wednesday, when it returns to NCAC play against Kenyon at 6 p.m.