The Hiram College volleyball team won one of two matches of a tri-match hosted by The College of Wooster in Wooster. The Terriers defeated North Coast Athletic Conference opponent the Fighting Scots, 3-2, but fell to the Cardinals, 3-2, in non-conference action.
Following today’s results, Hiram is now 17-5 overall and 4-0 in the NCAC.
In the match against Wooster, Hiram defeated the Scots by the scores of 25-18, 25-18, 21-25, 19-25, 16-14. Freshman middle hitter Emily Mortimer (Mogadore/Field) was one of three Hiram players to record 10 or more kills in the match with a match-high 18 in 36 attempts. Sophomore middle hitter Shirjoma Jacobs (Maple Heights) was second with 16 kills and sophomore right-side player Jennifer Yardas (Moon Twp., Pa./Moon) added 14 kills. Freshman setter Tierra Moore (Canton/Canton South) recorded a match-high 58 assists.
Defensively, junior libero Danielle Day (Newbury) had a team-high 14 digs and was followed by sophomore defensive specialist Regina Zyle (Cleveland/Beaumont) with 12 digs. Mortimer and Moore both led the Terriers with two total blocks.
Against Otterbein, both teams again needed all five sets to decide the outcome, but it was the Cardinals who’d come out on top by the scores of 25-19, 23-25, 21-25, 25-13, 25-11. The Terrier offense was led by Yardas with a team-high 18 kills. Senior outside hitter Ariel Pund (Macedonia/Walsh Jesuit) was second with 12 kills and junior outside hitter Ashley Venable (Youngstown/Liberty) conbributed with 10 kills. Moore set up the offense with 47 assists.
Day posted a team-high 17 digs defensively, while Mortimer led the way at the net with three blocks (one solo and two assists).
Hiram will host Allegheny (Pa.) College on Wednesday, Oct. 10 in a NCAC match at Price Gymnasium. The match is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.