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Ward Shines in 4-3 Victory Over Allegheny  

Ward Shines in 4-3 Victory Over Allegheny  
Oct.10- HIRAM, Ohio- Sophomore Hannah Ward had a career day, lifting the Terriers to a 4-3 win over Allegheny College on Wednesday evening.  

With the victory over the Gators Hiram is on track to the best conference finish in school history. Now 2-1 in the North Coast Athletic Conference they have tied the record for conference wins in a season, previously set by the 2015 team under fourth-year head coach Mike Cracas.  

"Overall, it was a great win tonight, I'm extremely proud of the team. We showed a lot of heart, determination, and mental toughness" remarked Cracas. 

"Tonight, was such a great performance by Hannah Ward. She is one of the most exciting players to watch in our conference. I look forward to continuing to watch her develop on and off the field."  

Ward led the Terriers with a career-high six points, including two goals and a pair of assists.  

The Terriers dominated the opening 10 minutes with back-to-back goals from Ward. Freshman Kaitlyn Pongracz and senior Sophie Bell assisted on the plays.  

The visitors responded in the 20th minute off a goal from Emily Orr to cut Hiram's lead.  

 With ten seconds remaining in the first half the Gators knotted the score at 2-2.  

 Orr would strike again, to help Allegheny jump in front at the 55:07 mark to take a 3-2 lead.  

Down by one, sophomore Sam Minor registered her first goal of the season to tie the game.  

Five minutes later, sophomore Amber Baker knocked a shot past the Gators keeper off an assist from Ward to tally her first career goal, securing the 4-3 victory.    

Offensively, Hiram finished the night with 10 shots and five corner kicks 

Hiram will be back in action on Saturday, Oct. 13 as the team takes to the road to compete against the Ladies of Kenyon College. The matchup is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start.