Hiram College

Yardas-prestoSenior 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.

Junior Lindsay Brewer (Barberton/Manchester) had a match-high 15 kills and sophomoreMarissa Jay (Parma/Padua Franciscan) added 10 kills.

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.

Senior Regina Zyle (Cleveland/Beaumont) paced the Terriers defensively with 16 digs and sophomore Laura Kelly (Massillon/Jackson) finished with 11 digs.

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.