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.