The Hiram College men’s soccer team came up short against No. 20 nationally-ranked DePauw (Ind.) University, 2-1, in overtime in the North Coast Athletic Conference opener for both teams in Greenscastle, Ind.
Following a scoreless first half, DePauw (8-0, 1-0 NCAC) ended the stalemate with a goal at the 50:33 minute mark to take a 1-0 lead. Hiram (2-6-1, 0-1 NCAC) evened the game at 1-1 during the 71st minute off of a corner kick in which junior Rufin Sime (Guadeloupe/Pointe-a-Pitre) found the back of the net. Neither team netted the go-ahead goal in the final minutes of the period keeping the game tied at 1-1 and sending the game into overtime.
In the first overtime, the Tigers wasted little time scoring the game winner just 52 seconds into the period to claim the 2-1 victory.
Sophomore goalkeeper Matt Sacher (Akron/Coventry) started the game and played all 90:53 allowing two goals and making two saves. He was also credited with the loss and is now 1-3-1 overall for the season.
Hiram will look to get back on track when it hosts Mt. Aloysius (Pa.) College on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at Charles A. Henry Field. The game is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.