GREENCASTLE, IND. — Third-seeded Hiram College men’s soccer team fell to second-seeded DePauw (Ind.) University, 2-1, in overtime tonight (Wednesday, Nov. 2) in a semifinal game of the North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament in Greencastle, Ind. [Game Stats]
With the loss, the Terriers end their season with a 10-6-1 overall record after qualifying for their third conference tournament bid in program history as members of the NCAC. The Tigers improve to 15-2-1 overall and will advance to face the winner of No. 1 seed Ohio Wesleyan University and No. 4 seed Allegheny (Pa.) College in the NCAC Tournament Championship.
DePauw scored the only goal of the first half at the 24:58 minute mark off the foot of Matt Schoenfeld to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead at the intermission.
In the second half, Hiram evened the scored at 1-1 thanks to a goal by junior All-NCAC forward Ryan Minick (North Royalton) just before the midway point of the period during the 77th minute. Despite outshooting the Tigers, 16-1, in the second half, neither team would record the game-winner at the end of regulation forcing an overtime period.
Shortly into the first overtime period, DePauw’s Sam Meyer broke the stalemate with a goal at the 93:29 mark to put the Tigers a 2-1 advantage and sealed the victory to advance to the NCAC Tournament Championship game on Saturday.
Junior netminder Joe Rottinger (Strongsville) played the entire game for Hiram allowing two goals and had no saves. Rottinger ends the season with a 10-6-1 overall mark.