The Barons soccer team defeated the Hiram College Terriers with a final score of 3-1 Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Trinity Health System Field.
The Terriers scored the first point, but despite that and the increasingly gloomy weather, the Barons came out on top.
The Barons shot on the goal fourteen times and scored three times. The Terriers shot nineteen times and the Barons kept all but one of those from making it into the goal.
After a few repeated throw-ins, the Terriers scored a goal in the first few minutes of the game.
The Barons quickly recovered: not long after, freshman forward Jonathan Schriner gave Franciscan its first goal of the night, making the score 1-1.
Schriner helped the Barons jump to the lead with his second goal near the end of the first half, making the score 2-1.
The final point in the game was scored at the beginning of the second half by graduate student midfield Sebastian Koehler, making the final score 3-1.
Head soccer coach Brent Ridenour said he was very happy with the way the Barons “bounced back after going down one (point) early.”
Ridenour said, “Instead of sitting back with the lead we came out and scored the early goal in the second half. Hiram was very strong in the attack, and (they) presented several challenges for us this evening, but our backs and (junior goalkeeper Jax Mautone) in goal did a great job throughout.”
The Barons’ next home game will be Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 5 p.m. against Waynesburg University at the Trinity Health System Field.