The Hiram College volleyball team dropped a tight 25-23, 27-25, 25-17 match to No. 7-ranked Mount Union on Tuesday evening.
The Terriers fall to 14-3 on the season, while the Purple Raiders improve to 17-1.
Senior Tierra Moore (Canton/Canton South), the reigning NCAC Player of the Week, dished out 30 assists.
Mount Union was led by Nicole Snyder who had 12 kills and Sarah Schleich who had a match-high 36 assists.
Mount Union would win the final three points of the opening set to take it 25-23.
In the second set, the Terriers opened up a late 23-19 lead, forcing a Purple Raider timeout. But Mount Union would win five consecutive points to jump back in front 24-23.
The Terriers would win the next two points, but Mount Union claimed the final three for the second set, 27-25.
Mount Union opened up a 14-5 lead midway through the third set. Hiram chipped away, cutting the deficit to 18-13. But the Purple Raiders won four of the next five points to open up a 22-14 lead and take control.
Mount Union hit .213 as a team, while the Terriers hit .187.
Hiram will return to action on Friday, when it returns to NCAC action with a match at Wooster, beginning at 7:00 p.m.