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Slomovitz Nets a Program Best as Women's Lacrosse Falls to OWU

Slomovitz Nets a Program Best as Women's Lacrosse Falls to OWU

Despite a career-high performance from Terrier senior Katelyn Slomovitz, the Hiram College women's lacrosse team dropped a 24-13 decision at the hands of Ohio Wesleyan on Tuesday evening.

In the loss, Slomovitz totaled seven goals, besting her career high of six which she set against Chatham University earlier this season.

Slomovitz has come into her own on the offensive side of the ball during her senior campaign as her seven goals now puts her at a career-best 32 on the season. The multi-goal performance marks the eighth of her season, and her second against an NCAC opponent.

Additionally, Slomovitz's seven tallies marked the most in program history by a Terrier against a conference opponent. The next closest was five by both Autumn Osgood and Sierah Ray, the top two goal scorers in Terrier history.

Slomovitz's seven total points now puts her at 96 on the season. She now sits just four points shy of becoming Hiram's third player all time to break the 100 career point plateau.

In the game, the Terriers were forced to play from behind from the jump, as the host Bishops ran out to a 5-0 lead over the first seven minutes of action.

The advantage swelled to as many as ten before the half, but Slomovitz and Tayler Hall each tallied goals in the final three minutes to get the lead back under double digits.

The second half was played mostly even, with the Bishops holding a 9-7 advantage in the final frame.

After scoring four goals in the first half, Slomovitz added three more in the second. She was joined by Alexis Hirsch, who added three tallies in the half, and Cat Lillibridge, who notched the first goal of her collegiate career with one minute to play in regulation.

Offensively for Hiram, Slomovitz led the way with seven goals and seven total points. Hirsch added her third hat trick of the season, while Hall notched a multi-goal game for the sixth time this year. Lillibridge added a goal, while Christina Belleza and Kelsey Morgan each got in the score column with an assist apiece.

Defensively, Ashonti Wright and Tia Smith each posted three ground balls, while Hirsch forced a pair of turnovers.

The Terriers run of NCAC opponents continues on Saturday afternoon as they travel to Oberlin College to take on the Yeowomen. The matchup is scheduled for a 12 p.m. start.