The Hiram College men’s soccer team scored five goals in the second half en route to a 6-1 victory against Mount Aloysius (Pa.) College in a non-conference game at Charles A. Henry Field.
Mount Aloysius (4-6) took the early lead with a goal at the 7:23 minute mark of the first half. Hiram (3-6-1) evened the score at 1-1 on a successful penalty kick by sophomore Tanner Mathews (Alliance/Marlington) during the 17th minute. The two goals were all the scoring in the first 45 minutes as both teams went into the locker rooms deadlocked at 1-1.
In the second half, the Terriers took the lead with a score by All-NCAC senior Brian Zilla(Canton/Jackson) at the 51:37 minute mark with an assist from sophomore Richard Webb(Alicante, Spain/Laude Lady Elizabeth School) making the score 2-1. Shortly after the Zilla goal, junior Ryan Kramarz (Chesterland/West Geauga) recorded an unassisted goal at the 53:53 mark to increase the margin to 3-1. The Terriers went on to add three more goals, including another successful penalty kick by Mathews, and a pair of goals by freshman Zach Cairns (North Olmsted/St. Edward) as Hiram cruised to the 6-1 final. Zilla was also credited with his second assist of the night on the first Cairns goal.
In net for Hiram, sophomore Chris Minite (Aurora) played all 90 minutes and got the win to improve to 2-3 overall for the season. He allowed the lone goal and had one save.
Hiram will host Wabash (Ind.) College on Saturday, Sept. 28 in a North Coast Athletic Conference game at Henry Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.