Men’s Soccer Beats Saint (Pa.) Vincent
September 27, 2011
HIRAM, OHIO – Junior All-North Coast Athletic Conference forward Ryan Minick (North Royalton) scored a pair of goals as the Hiram College men’s soccer team defeated Saint Vincent (Pa.) College, 3-0, at the Charles A. Henry Field in Hiram. [Game Stats]
With the shutout, the Terriers improve to 5-1-1 overall and the Bearcats fall to 1-7-1 overall for the season.
Hiram scored the opening goal of the game at the 14:34 minute mark with Minick’s first goal and an assist from junior midfielder Austin Cook (Hudson/St. Vincent-St. Mary) to give the Terriers the early 1-0 lead. The remainder of the period remained scoreless and Hiram took its one-goal advantage into the intermission.
Minick recorded his second goal of the contest, and team-leading sixth of the season, just over three minutes into the second half on an unassisted marker during the 49th minute to extend the lead to 2-0. Cook added to his earlier assist with a goal of his own on a deflection off of a Saint Vincent defender at the 60:59 mark to end the scoring as Hiram went on to capture the 3-0 victory.
Junior Joe Rottinger (Strongsville) started the game in net for the Terriers and played all 90 minutes to pick up his fifth win of the season and improve to 5-1-1 overall. The win was also his third shutout victory of the season.
Hiram will travel to Delaware for a NCAC game against Ohio Wesleyan University on Friday, Sept. 30 as part of a soccer doubleheader with the Terrier women’s team. The women will face the Battling Bishops at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men at 8 p.m.