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.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
• 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.