WESTERVILLE, OHIO — The Hiram College men’s soccer team was defeated by Otterbein University, 3-0, in a non-conference game in Westerville.
In the first half, Otterbein (3-0) scored the first goal of the game at the 18:54 minute mark to grab an 1-0 lead. The Cardinals struck again in the period during the 37th minute to extend the margin two a pair of scores. Hiram (0-3) outshot Otterbein, 7-4, in the first 90 minutes, but could not find the back of the net as the Cardinals maintained their two-goal advantage at the break.
The deficit remained two goals for Hiram until the 74:21 mark when Otterbein added an insurance goal making the score 3-0. In a repeat of the first half, Hiram tallied seven shots in the period, but the Terriers were kept scoreless as Otterbein went on to post the 3-0 win.
In net for Hiram, junior Chris Minite (Aurora) started the game and played the first 45 minutes allowing two goals and had one save. He was also credited with the loss and is now 0-3 for the season. Sophomore Matt Sacher (Akron/Coventry) came on to play the final 45 minutes and gave up one goal with no saves.
Hiram will go for its first win of the season when it hosts Penn State-Behrend (Pa.) on Saturday, Sept. 7 in the home opener at Charles A. Henry Field. The game is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.