SPRINGFIELD, OHIO — The Hiram College men’s soccer team was shut out by Wittenberg University, 2-0, tonight (Saturday, Oct. 9) in a North Coast Athletic Conference game in Springfield. [Game Statistics]
With the loss, the Terriers drop to 4-9 overall and are 1-2 in the NCAC. The Tigers improve to 5-5-3 overall and 2-0-1 NCAC.
Wittenberg scored what would turn out to be the game-winner in the first half at the 16:21 minute mark from Merrick Austin on an unassisted goal that gave the Tigers a 1-0 lead at halftime.
In the second half, Wittenberg got some breathing room with a late goal by Declan McBride during the 83rd minute. Hiram would have an excellent scoring opportunity with three minutes left in the game on a penalty kick that would have cut the lead in half, but the attempt would be stopped by the Wittenberg goalie and the Tigers went on to win by the final of 2-0.
In goal for Hiram, senior Joe Tatum (Georgetown, Cayman Islands/St. George’s School) played all 90 minutes, but suffered his eighth loss of the season and is now 3-8 overall. He allowed the lone goal and made four saves.
Hiram will travel to Wooster for a NCAC contest against The College of Wooster on Wednesday, Oct. 13. The game is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.