The Hiram College men’s lacrosse team was defeated by Wittenberg University, 21-0, in a North Coast Athletic Conference game at Charles A. Henry Field.
Wittenberg (8-2, 2-1 NCAC) scored its first goal of the game at the 13:16 minute mark of the opening quarter and never looked back. The Tigers went on to add six more goals in the period en route to boasting a 7-0 advantage after the first 15 minutes.
The Tigers maintained its scoring pace in the second quarter, finding the back of the net on five occasions to increase their lead to 12-0. Hiram (2-7, 0-3 NCAC) took two shots in the period, but could not get any past the Wittenberg netminder as the Terriers trailed 12-0 at the break.
In the third quarter, the Wittenberg offense struck for five goals to make it a 17-0 margin heading into the final quarter. In the fourth, the Tigers added four more goals and held Hiram scoreless to preserve a 21-0 shutout.
In net for Hiram, sophomore Sawyer Lott (Sunbury/Big Walnut) played the entire game and had 12 saves. He also suffered the loss and is now 2-7 overall for the season.
Hiram will look to get back on track when it travels to Wooster for a NCAC contest against The College of Wooster on Wednesday, Apr. 9. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.