HIRAM, OHIO — The Hiram College men’s soccer team fell short of Capital University, 2-1, in overtime tonight (Friday, Sept. 3) in a non-conference game at the Hiram Soccer Complex. [Game Stats]
With the loss, the Terriers fall to 0-2 overall, while the Crusaders improve to 1-0 overall for the season.
Both teams would get on the board in the first half and both goals would come via free kicks. Capital tallied the first goal of the game from Daniel McCarthy at the 3:33 minute mark. Hiram answered back shortly after with its own goal from senior two-time All-North Coast Athletic Conference forward Petar Knezevic (Akron/Ellet) during the seventh minute to tie the game at 1-1. Neither team would find the back of the net during the remainder of the period to keep the game deadlocked at 1-1.
In the second half, the Crusaders would own a slit edge in the shot total, 6-5, but both teams were held scoreless, sending the game into overtime.
Nearing the end of the first overtime period, Capital broke the stalemate with a marker from Jeremy Sampson at the 97:59 mark, giving the Crusaders a 2-1 victory. Josh Thaboune was credited with an assist on the goal.
In goal for Hiram, senior Joe Tatum (Georgetown, Cayman Islands/St. George’s School) played all 97:59, but remained winless on the season and is now 0-2 overall. He allowed two goals and made five saves.
Hiram will seek its first win of the season on Sunday, Sept. 5 in a neutral site matchup against non-conference opponent Otterbein College. The game will be played at Oberlin College with kickoff scheduled for 4:30 p.m. in Oberlin.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495, by FAX at (330) 569-5392 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.