Hiram College

DELAWARE, OHIO  —  The Hiram College volleyball team won both its matches defeating Ohio Wesleyan University, 3-0, and Bethany (W.Va.) College, 3-1, today (Saturday, Oct. 8) in a tri-match in Delaware.  [Match Statistics vs. OWU] [Match Statistics vs. Bethany]

With the wins, the Terriers improve to 18-6 overall and 6-2 in the North Coast Athletic Conference.

In the match against OWU, the Terriers defeated the Battling Bishops, 25-12, 25-16 and 25-10.  Leading the Hiram offense was senior All-Region outside hitter Shaina Bryan (South Euclid/Brush) with 11 kills.  Senior All-NCAC middle hitter Andrea Kaminsky (Canton/GlenOak) was second with nine kills.  Senior setter Taylor Summerfield (Warren/Howland) tallied a team-high 32 set assists and senior All-NCAC middle hitter Kristi Opfer (Garrettsville/Garfield) had a team-best four service aces.

Defensively, Bryan led the way with 14 digs.  Kaminsky posted a team-high four total blocks (one solo and three assists.  Bryan was second with three blocks (three assists).

Against Bethany, won by the scores of 25-17, 23-25, 26-24 and 25-21.  Bryan again led the offensive attack with 20 kills.  Junior outside hitter Ariel Pund (Macedonia/Walsh Jesuit) and Kaminsky were second with 11 kills each and Opfer added 10 kills.  Summerfield set up the offense with a team-high 54 assists and Bryan tallied a team-best three aces.

On defense, five Terriers finished in double-figures in digs with Pund recording a team-high 15.  Summerfield was second at 14 digs, followed by Bryan with 13 digs.  Freshman libero Regina Zyle (Cleveland/Beaumont) ended the second match with 12 digs and sophomore Danielle Day (Newbury) added 11 digs.  Opfer tallied a team-high six total blocks (one solo and five assists) and senior outside hitter Megan Woodard (Saint Leonard, Md./Calvert) had four blocks (four assists).

Hiram will next compete at the second NCAC Volleyball Weekend this Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 15-16 hosted by The College of Wooster.  The Terriers will play their first match on Saturday against Oberlin College at noon, followed by a match against DePauw (Ind.) Univeristy at 2 p.m. in Wooster.