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The Hiram College men’s lacrosse team dropped its season finale to Kenyon on Saturday afternoon by a 29-6 score.

The Terriers conclude 2015 at 3-10 on the season and 1-7 in the NCAC, while the Lords improve to 9-6, 5-3. The win also clinches the final spot in the NCAC Tournament for Kenyon.

Before the contest, Hiram honored its three seniors, Aaron Hare (Rocky River), Matt Hare (Rocky River) and Chris Minite (Aurora) for their contributions to the program

Junior Greg Summers (Lancaster, N.Y./St. Mary’s) led the Terriers with three goals in the game. Summers concludes the season with 23 goals, bettering the program record of 21 he set in 2013.

The Lords scored at the 12:28 mark to jump in front 1-0 early on.

But Hiram responded with three unanswered goals to take the lead.

First, freshman Jonah Austin (Tecumseh, Mich.) found the back of the net at the 11:36 mark.

Summers followed with two goals, including his record breaking goal with 10:26 left in the first half, to give Hiram the 3-1 edge.

From there, it was all Kenyon as the Lords did not allow the Terriers to find the back of the net for the rest of the half and scored 16 straight times to take a 17-3 lead into the break.

The Lords scored the first four goals of the second half, before Hiram got on the board on a goal by junior Chris Lekan(North Olmsted/Holy Name). Sophomore Doug Legris (Fairfax, Vt./Bellows Free Academy) had the assist on the play.

The Terriers also got two goals in the fourth quarter, from Summers and freshman Nick Rollason(Pickerington/Pickerington North). Rollason finished the season with 16 goals, which was second on the team.

In goal, junior Sawyer Lott (Sunbury/Big Walnut) made 10 saves and finishes the season at 3-10. Lott also set the new single season record for ground ball pickups, finishing with 58 on the year.

Kenyon owned a 58-22 advantage in shots and 48-33 edge in ground balls.