Barons lacrosse falls to Hiram College 10-8 at season’s opening game

Grace Murphy
Social Media Manager

The Franciscan University of Steubenville men’s lacrosse team fell to the Hiram College Terriers 10-8 in the season’s opening home game Saturday at 4 p.m.

The Barons scored first in the game. Freshman midfielder Dominic Miraglia scored the goal unassisted with about 13 minutes in the first quarter. Hiram College then had a run of four goals, so the Barons went into the second quarter down 4-1.

Freshman defense Joseph Redmond broke Hiram College’s run by scoring a goal with about twelve minutes left in the second quarter. Sophomore midfielder Gavin Cook also scored a goal with assistance from freshman midfielder Samuel Marshall. The second quarter concluded with the Barons behind by three points.

In the third quarter, graduate student attack Andrew Carpenter scored a goal with assistance by sophomore defense Alexander Dhabliwala. Marshall then scored a goal unassisted with about three minutes left on the clock.

In the fourth quarter, Cook scored his second and third goals. Cook received assistance from Marshall on the first goal and Miraglia on the second goal. Marshall also scored a second goal unassisted.

Although it was a tight game, the Barons could not prevail against the Hiram College Terriers. The final score was 10-8.

Cook scored the most goals of the game for the Barons with three goals. Marshall had the highest number of shots on goal with 10 shots.

The Barons forced 28 turnovers on the Hiram College Terriers throughout the game. Sophomore Richard Vale II had 14 saves in his debut game as goalkeeper.

The Barons’ next game will be a home game against the La Roche University Redhawks Wednesday at 6 p.m. Franciscan and La Roche have a 4-3 all-time record, with La Roche slightly edging out Franciscan in number of victories.