HIRAM, OHIO Sophomore midfielder Austin Cook (Hudson/St. Vincent-St. Mary) scored his first two goals as a Terrier to lead the Hiram College men’s soccer team past Thiel (Pa.) College, 10-0, tonight (Tuesday, Sept. 20) in a non-conference game at the Hiram Soccer Complex. [Game Stats]
With the win, the Terriers improve to 4-0-1 overall and the Tomcats fall to 4-4 overall for the season.
Hiram struck early in the first half with the game’s first goal from freshman forward Kamron Patterson (Brecksville) at the 4:52 minute mark with an assist from junior All-North Coast Athletic Conference midfielder Ryan Greenhill (Solon). The Terriers went on to add two more goals in the period from junior All-NCAC forward Ryan Minick (North Royalton) and sophomore midfielder Andy Harding (Bath/Revere) to increase the lead to 3-0 at the intermission.
In the second half, Hiram took over the game scoring seven times including both goals from Cook during the 56th and 78th minutes which led to a 7-0 advantage. The remaining goals in the period were scored by senior defenseman Tyler Launder (Whitehouse/Anthony Wayne), junior forward Taylor Kiefer (North Canton/Hoover), sophomore midfielder Manolo Angel (Mexico City, Mexico), junior midfielder Ty Smith (Rocky River/St. Ignatius) and freshman defenseman Joey Dennis (Canton/Jackson). Kiefer would also add two assists in the half, in addition to Greenhill picking up his second helper of the game. Smith, Angel and sophomore Varun Dubey (Mumbai, India) would also record assists as Hiram cruised to a 10-0 shutout.
Junior goalkeeper Joe Rottinger (Strongsville) knotched his fourth win of the season and is now 4-0-1 overall. He stopped the only two shots he faced against Thiel in 90 minutes of action.
Hiram will travel to Greencastle, Ind. for a matchup with DePauw University on Saturday, Sept. 24 in the NCAC opener for the Terriers. The game will be part of a soccer doubleheader with the Hiram women’s team. The women will play against the Tigers at noon, followed by the men at 2:30 p.m.