ADA, OHIO — The Hiram College volleyball team ended the final day of the Ohio Northern University Invitational today (Saturday, Aug. 30) with a two-game split defeating Carnegie (Pa.) Mellon University, 3-1, but falling to No. 11 nationally-ranked ONU, 3-0. [ONU Invitational Web Site]
With the split, the Terriers finished fourth overall amongst the five-team invitational and are now 1-3 overall for the season. Carnegie Mellon finished fifth with a 0-4 record while ONU finished one spot ahead of Hiram in third with a 2-2 mark.
Against CMU, Hiram jumped out to an early lead capturing the first set, 25-19. The Tartens evened the match by winning game two, 25-20, but the Terriers took control of the match, winning the next two sets, 25-19, and a close 28-26 margin in the fourth set to capture the 3-1 victory.
Hiram looked to continue the momentum against host school ONU, but the Polar Bears won the first set convincingly by the score of 25-13. The Terriers fell shy of ONU in set two, 25-23, and the Polar Bears closed out the match by winning set three, 25-13.
Hiram will continue the season next Friday-Saturday, Sept. 5-6, when it hosts its annual Hiram Invitational at Price Gymnasium. The Terriers will take on Kenyon College in their first match and conference opener on Friday at 3 p.m., followed by Geneva (Pa.) College at 7 p.m.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495, by FAX at (330) 569-5392 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.