HIRAM, OHIO — The Hiram College men’s soccer team lost a close game against Case, 2-1, tonight (Wednesday, Oct. 5) in a non-conference matchup at Charles A. Henry Field. [Game Stats]
The Terriers fall to 5-3-1 overall for the season with the loss and the Spartans improve to 8-3 overall.
Case struck early, scoring just 40 seconds into the game on a corner kick to take a 1-0 lead. The Spartan goal would be the only points of the opening period as Case led 1-0 at the break.
In the second half, Hiram evened the score at 1-1 just past the midway point on a header by junior defenseman Daniel O’Callaghan (Aberdale, Wales, United Kingdom) at the 69:15 minute mark. Junior All-North Coast Athletic Conference forward Ryan Minick (North Royalton) was credited with an assist on the O’Callaghan goal. The game looked to be headed to overtime when Case netted what turned out to be the game-winner in the final minutes of regulation at the 87:00 mark as the Spartans went on to take a 2-1 victory.
Junior goalkeeper Joe Rottinger (Strongsville) played all 90 minutes for Hiram in net and allowed two goals while making seven saves. He is now 5-3-1 overall for the season following tonight’s outcome.
Hiram is scheduled to host Wittenberg University in a NCAC game on Saturday, Oct. 8 as part of a soccer doubleheader with the Terrier women’s team. The women will face the Tigers at 1 p.m., followed by the men at 3:30 p.m.