Freshman Robynn McGroarty (Oakville, Ontario/Loyola Catholic) scored three goals as the Hiram College women’s soccer team won big against Medaille (N.Y.) College, 10-2, in a non-conference game at Charles A. Henry Field.
The Terriers recorded their third straight victory to begin the season and equaled the program’s best start in program history. Hiram has begun the season unbeaten on two other occassions, but hasn’t done so since the 202 season in which the Terriers started out 3-0-1.
Hiram (3-0) scored early and often in the first half, needing just 7:48 to record its first score off the foot of freshman Alison Cowell (Bridgeton, Mo./Duchesne) with an assist from seniorMegan Verel (Aurora). Cowell added her second goal of the game just under six minutes later during the 14th minute to make the score 2-0. McGroarty then found her way into the scoring column scoring back-to-back goals at the 14:20 and 22:20 marks. Junior Sarah Condon (Powell/Bishop Watterson) recorded assists on Cowell’s second goal and McGroarty’s first marker. Freshman Ashley Myer (Parma) padded the Terrier lead with a goal during the 34th minute with a helper from senior Becca Simon (Mantua/Crestwood) giving Hiram a commanding 5-0 lead. Medaille ended the possible shutout with a goal at the 36:55 mark cutting into the deficit 5-1. But Hiram added got the goal back before the end of the half with a score by freshman Abbey Rowe (Mt. Orab/Lynchburg-Clay) and an assist by Myer, as the Terriers boasted a 6-1 advantage at the intermission.
In the second half, Hiram continued the scoring with goals by freshman Allie Glatt(Cincinnati/Seton), junior Natasha Blonsky (Calabasas, Calif./Agoura), junior All-NCAC Kelsey Martin (Austintown/Fitch) and freshman Samantha Fox (Lyndhurst/Brush) to extend the margin to 10-1. Freshman Genna Atkins (Eureka, Mo./Eureka) recorded an assist on the Fox goal. The Mavericks tallied the final score of the game during the 66th minute, but Hiram already had the game well in hand and cruised to the 10-2 final.
In net, sophomore Kailie Reed (Wadsworth) played all 90 minutes to claim her third win of the season and improve to 3-0. She allowed two goals and made three saves.
Hiram will look to keep the momentum going when it travels to Beaver Falls, Pa. to take on Geneva College in a non-conference game. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.