SPRINGFIELD, OHIO — The second-seeded Hiram College volleyball team was defeated by top-seeded Wittenberg University, 3-0 (27-25, 16-25, 16-25, 12-25), today (Saturday, Nov. 6) in the championship match of the North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament hosted by Wittenberg in Springfield. [Match Statistics]
With the loss, the Terriers end their season with a 24-10 overall record. The Tigers improve to 30-2 overall and receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III National Tournament.
The Hiram offense was led by junior All-NCAC outside hitter Shaina Bryan (South Euclid/Brush) with a match-high 22 kills. Junior middle hitter Andrea Kaminsky (Canton/GlenOak) was second with eight kills. Senior setter Alyssa Coundourides (Brunswick/Parma-Padua Franciscan) tallied a team-high 19 set assists and freshman setter Kallie Rogers (Petersburg/Springfield Local) added 16 assists.
Defensively, senior All-NCAC libero Kim Sage (Bellevue) recorded a team-best 18 digs. Coundourides was second with 13 digs. Sophomore outside hitter Ariel Pund (Macedonia/Walsh Jesuit) and junior All-NCAC middle hitter Kristi Opfer (Garrettsville/Garfield) both had three blocks.
Following the tournament, Bryan and Coundourides were named to the All-Tournament Team for their individual efforts during the two-day event.
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