Wooster Trounces Terriers, 23-1

Pat Henderson
Pat Henderson

WOOSTER, Ohio – The College of Wooster simply overwhelmed Hiram College on Wednesday evening, as it dominated possession and scored at will on its way to a 23-1 victory over the second-year program in a North Coast Athletic Conference match-up under the lights at John P. Papp Stadium.

The Fighting Scots (9-3, 2-2 NCAC) got a chance to showcase their depth, as nearly the entire team saw action and produced, with 12 different players scoring goals and 12 chipping in assists in a strong, balanced effort.

Nate Weltman was the first of four Scots to record a hat trick, with his completed just minutes into the second quarter, while Pat Henderson, Josh Herold, and Pat McKay all turned the trick during the third quarter, in that order.

Henderson paced the group with five points coming on four goals and an assist, while McKay (4 goals), Herold (3 goals), Weltman (3 goals), Evan Albertson (3 assists), PJ Dallman (1 goal, 2 assists), and Matt Parmelee (1 goal, 2 assists) also put up noteworthy offensive numbers. Two players recorded their first scores of the season, as Seth Brown and Liam Coll each beat the 'keeper in the fourth quarter.

Defensively, Patrick Edson and Dean Marchitelli stood out, both with four caused turnovers and five groundballs.

As a team, Wooster led in nearly every major category, including shot attempts (50-7), groundballs (48-19), and face-offs (21-6), although the Scots and Hiram both turned the ball over exactly 26 times.

Wooster heads to Ohio Wesleyan University (9-2, 4-0 NCAC) on Friday for a 7 p.m. start.