Hiram College

SPRINGFIELD, OHIO  —  The second-seeded Hiram College volleyball team defeated third-seeded The College of Wooster, 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-21), tonight (Friday, Nov. 5) in a semifinal match of the North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament in Springfield.  [Match Statistics]

With the win, the Terriers improve to 24-9 overall and the Fighting Scots end their season at 18-14 overall.

The Hiram offense was led by junior All-NCAC outside hitter Shaina Bryan (South Euclid/Brush) with a match-high 16 kills.  Sophomore outside hitter Ariel Pund (Macedonia/Walsh Jesuit) was second with nine kills.  Senior setter Alyssa Coundourides (Brunswick/Parma-Padua Franciscan) tallied a team-high 21 set assists.

Defensively, senior All-NCAC libero Kim Sage (Bellevue) led the way with 13 digs.  Bryan was second with 11 digs.

Hiram advances to the championship match tomorrow (Saturday, Nov. 6) and will face host school and top-seed Wittenberg University.  Tomorrow’s match will mark the ninth straight season that the two teams have met in the NCAC Tournament Championship match.  Wittenberg has won seven of the past eight meetings with Hiram’s only victory coming in 2006 with its first NCAC Tourney Title.  Saturday’s match is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495 or by email at hoedtjm@hiram.edu.