Senior Jennifer Yardas (Moon Township, Pa./Moon) had 11 kills and added 11 digs to lead the Hiram College volleyball team past Penn State-Behrend by a 25-21, 25-16, 25-12 score on Tuesday evening.
The Terriers are now 8-1 on the season, while the Lions drop to 8-1.
Yardas’ 11 kills came on just 19 attempts. She did not record an attack error in the match, giving her a hitting percentage of .579.
Hiram jumped out to an early 6-2 lead in the first set, capped off by a kill from Yardas.
The Terriers continued to build up their lead and back-to-back kills from Brewer made the score 18-11 in favor of HC.
PSU-Behrend would rally and cut the deficit to 24-21, but a attack error gave the opening set to Hiram.
A kill by Jay allowed the Terriers to open up another 6-2 lead in Set 2.
A laye 8-2 run, with three straight kills from sophomore Logan Brewer (Barberton/Manchester), Jay and Yardas gave Hiram the second set.
A 5-0 run midway through the third set allowed the Terriers to open up a 16-6 advantage.
The Lions would get no closer than nine points the rest of the set, giving Hiram the match.
Sophomore Claire Maier (Huntsville/Indian Lake) dished out a career best 44 assists.
As a team, Hiram finished with a .448 hitting percentage and had just four attack errors on 96 tries.
Hiram will return to action on Saturday, when it hosts Hilbert (N.Y.) at 1 p.m. and Marietta at 5 p.m. in its home opener.