The Hiram College women’s soccer team lost to DePauw (Ind.) University, 1-0, in the North Coast Athletic Conference opener at the Hiram Soccer Complex on Homecoming.
Following today’s game, the Terriers fall to 3-5-1 overall and 0-1 in the NCAC. The Tigers improve to 1-6 overall and 1-1 NCAC.
Neither team would score in the first half despite Hiram being outshot, 17-1, by DePauw. Senior goalkeeper Kate Valaitis (Lewis Center/Olentangy) stopped nine shots in the half to keep the game scoreless.
The game looked to be headed to overtime when DePauw finally broke the stalemate late in the game at the 87:34 minute mark with an unassisted goal by Dana Sprague. The goal would be the only one recorded as the Tigers hung on for the 1-0 victory.
In goal for Hiram, Valaitis played the entire first half allowing no goals and making the nine saves. Freshman Kailie Reed (Wadsworth) came on to play the second half, but gave up the game-winning goal while tallying three saves.
Hiram will host Heidelberg University in a non-conference game on Tuesday, Sept. 25. The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.