GARRETTSVILLE, OHIO — Freshman forward Kameron Patterson (Brecksville) scored three goals as the Hiram College men’s soccer team defeated Penn State-Beaver, 11-0, today (Thursday, Sept. 15) in a non-conference matchup at Brosius Park in Garrettsville. [Game Stats]
With the win, the Terriers improve to 3-0-1 overall and the Lions fall to 1-4 overall for the season.
Hiram outshot PSU-Beaver, 38-2, for the game and tallied three goals in the first 10 minutes of the game. Sophomore midfielder Andy Harding (Bath/Revere) scored the game’s first two goals, including what would be the game-winner just 3:21 into the game. He tallied his second score just under two minutes later during the sixth minute to put the Terriers up 2-0. Junior All-North Coast Athletic Conference midfielder Ryan Greenhill (Solon) and junior midfielder/forward Kevin Haramis (Norton) were credited with the assists on the Harding goals. The scoring didn’t end there as Hiram scored seven more goals in the period, including two from Patterson at the 8:40 and 27:38 minute marks. Junior All-NCAC forward Ryan Minick (North Royalton) and sophomore midfielder Austin Cook (Hudson/St. Vincent-St. Mary) were both credited with assists on Patterson’s first goal. Haramis seperated Patterson’s first two scores with an unassisted marker of his own at the 14:00 minute mark. The remaining goals in the period were scored by sophomore midfielder Varun Dubey (Mumbai, India), sophomore midfielder Manolo Angel (Mexico City, Mexico), sophomore defenseman Travis McLean (Georgetown, Cayman Islands) and junior forward Taylor Kiefer (North Canton/Hoover) as the Terriers led 9-0 at halftime. Freshman defender Joey Dennis (Canton/Jackson) was credited with an assist on the Dubey goal and freshman midfielder Ryan Kramerz (Chesterland/West Geauga) assisted on the Angel goal.
In the second half, Patterson got the hat trick with his third goal of the game at the 53:25 minute mark with an assist from Haramis, his second of the game, to extend the lead to 10-0. The final goal of the game came during the 58th minute when Haramis tallied his second goal to complete the two-score, two-assist effort as the Terriers went on to cruise to the 11-0 shutout.
In goal, junior Joe Rottinger (Strongsville) played all 90 minutes and picked up his third victory of the season to improve to 3-0-1 for the season. He stopped the only shot he faced and claimed his first shutout victory of the season.
Hiram is scheduled to host Thiel (Pa.) College on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at the Hiram Soccer Complex. The game will be part of a soccer doubleheader with the Terrier women’s team. The women will take on the Tomcats at 5 p.m., followed by the men at 8 p.m.