Second Half Surge Lifts Hiram Over Bethany

Second Half Surge Lifts Hiram Over Bethany

Bethany, W. Va - The Bethany College men's lacrosse took on Hiram in a non-conference tilt Wednesday evening at Bison Stadium. The Bison fell 8-2 to the Terriers.

It was a defensive battle with neither team netting a goal until the under-five minute mark in the first period. Nick Melita put the Bison on the board first with 4:06 to go in the first period. Hiram would answer in less than a minute to tie the game at 1-1.

Bethany would score first in the second period with under six minutes to go in second period. The Bison and Terriers head into halftime knotted at 2-2.

The Bison and Terriers battled in the first half holding each other to two goals apiece, but the second half would be a different story in favor of the Terriers. Hiram scored two goals in the third period to go up 5-2.

The green and white would keep battling but couldn't find the net in to climb back in. Hiram scored four unanswered goals to pick up the win.

Andrew Smith ( 32 Saves)
Nick Melita ( 1 G, 4 GB, 1 CT)
Chandler Dunn ( 1 G)
Christian Robertson ( 5 GB, 5 CT)
Tristian Shaffer ( 3 GB, 3 CT)

• With 32 saves, Andrew Smith is second on the single game records list behind assistant coach CJ Studnicky
• The Bison caused 25 turnovers and scooped up 22 ground balls
• Bethany was 24-30 on clear attempts while Hiram was 22-27
• The green and white took 25 shots while Hiram took 55

Bethany – 2-2
Hiram – 5-0

Bethany heads on the road with a non-conference match against Mount St. Joseph on Monday, March 13. Face off is set for 5 pm.