Junior goalkeeper Kailie Reed (Wadsworth) made a career-high 15 saves, but the Hiram College women’s soccer team dropped a 1-0 NCAC contest to Denison on Saturday afternoon at Henry Field.
The loss drops the Terriers to 5-6-1 on the season and 0-1-1 in NCAC play. The Big Red improve to 7-4-0, 1-1-0.
Denison controlled play throughout the first half, outshooting Hiram 16-1.
Reed made eight stops in the first half, keeping the scoreless tie intact.
In the second half, the Terriers had a chance to jump on the board in the 67th minute.
A through ball was sent to sophomore Alison Cowell (Bridgeton, Mo./Duchense) who dribbled down the right sideline and fired a shot that was deflected by the Denison goalie.
Sophomore Katelyn Mauch (Parma/Normandy) was right there to get the rebound, but her shot was blocked by the Big Red defense.
Denison would break through in the 71st minute on a goal off of a rebound by Keara Kilbane.
Hiram’s last attempts in the closing minutes came up empty, giving the Big Red the win.
Denison held a 33-7 in shots in the contest and also a 10-2 edge in corner kicks.
Hiram will return to action on Friday, when it begins a three-game NCAC road swing at Oberlin at 7:00 p.m.