Fri Sep 01
Final
1 John Carroll
0 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Sep 03
Final
0 Denison
5 at Carnegie Mellon
in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Tue Sep 05
Final
0 Wilmington (Ohio)
4 Denison
in Granville, Ohio - Piper Stadium
Sat Sep 09
Final
0 Denison
1 at Heidelberg
in Tiffin, Ohio
Wed Sep 13
Final
0 Denison
2 at Capital
in Bexley, Ohio
Sat Sep 16
Final
0 Mount Union
1 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Sep 20
Final
1 Denison
2 at Otterbein
in Westerville, Ohio
Sat Sep 23
Final
3 Denison
2 at Allegheny
in Meadville, Pa.
Wed Sep 27
Final
0 Thomas More
1 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Sep 30
Final
1 Denison
3 at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Sat Oct 07
Final - 2OT
0 DePauw
0 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Oct 11
Final
0 Oberlin
2 Denison
in Granville, Ohio - Piper Stadium
Sat Oct 14
Final
5 Denison
0 at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Tue Oct 17
Final - 2OT
3 Denison
3 at Wabash
in Crawfordsville, Ind.
Sat Oct 21
Final - 2OT
0 Wooster
0 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Oct 25
Final
1 Hiram
3 Denison
in Granville, Ohio - Piper Stadium
Sat Oct 28
Final
2 Ohio Wesleyan
1 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Nov 01
Final
0 Denison
1 at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio - NCAC Semifinals
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Second half comeback leads Big Red over Terriers

Eric Buer  |  Photo by Jace Delgado
Eric Buer | Photo by Jace Delgado

GRANVILLE, Ohio – Despite trailing 1-0 at the half, Denison men's soccer totaled three goals in the second half to storm back and defeat Hiram College 3-1 on Wednesday afternoon at Piper Stadium. With the win, the Big Red have clinched a berth in the 2017 North Coast Athletic Conference tournament set to begin next Wednesday, Nov. 1. 

The Big Red outshot the Terriers 8-3 in the first half, but a goal from Richard Milford in the ninth minute of action carried the 1-0 lead for Hiram all the way into intermission.

In the second half, Denison's offense first ignited in the 56th minute when senior Max Haupt spotted a free kick into the penalty area where Eric Buer headed it over Hiram's goalkeeper CJ Keith for his first goal of the season and to tie the match at 1-1.

Three minutes later, senior Jasdeep Khaira took a free kick from 18 yards out and sent it through the hands of Keith and into the back of the net, giving Denison a 2-1 lead in the 59th minute.

In the 68th minute of play, Hiram's Quinn Galecki was called for a foul and received a red card, dropping the Terriers to 10 players for the remainder of the match and sidelining Galecki for the next contest as well.

With three players already unable to play for Hiram due to red cards, the Big Red took advantage of the man down in the 81st minute when Buer added an assist to his daily stat sheet and connected with junior Brandon Kozak for his third goal of the season and to give DU a 3-1 advantage.

The Big Red offense stayed aggressive with three shots in the final nine minutes of play as they solidified the second half rally and secured the 3-1 victory.

Denison's senior goalkeeper Jack Thomas earned his fourth victory of the season after a two-save performance, while Hiram's Keith ended 90 minutes of action with 10 saves.

Buer led Denison with a goal and an assist, while Zamora's three shots on goal were a match-best. Jordan Williams, Will Kendall and Lucas Lilley all tied for second on the team with three shots each. 

The Big Red will return to play this Saturday, Oct. 28th for their home finale with Ohio Wesleyan University. The match is set to start at 4:30 p.m.