Hiram College

ERIE, PA.  —  The Hiram College volleyball team posted victories against Marietta College and D’Youville (N.Y.) College to capture the Penn State-Behrend Invitational title today (Saturday, Sept. 10) in Erie, Pa.  The Terriers defeated the Pioneers, 3-0, and beat the Spartans, 3-0, on the final day of competition.

The Terriers posted a 4-0 record at the invitational and improves to 5-4 overall for the season.

In Hiram’s first match of the day against Marietta, Hiram won the first two sets with scores of 25-15 and 25-11 to take a 2-0 overall match lead.  The third match would be a bit more heavily contested, but it was the Terriers who would come out on top, winning by the score of 26-24 to claim a 3-0 straight-set sweep.

Against D’Youville, Hiram again jumped out to an early decisive lead capturing the first two sets by the scores of 25-11 and 25-17.  The Terriers then won in convincing fashion in the third set, 25-9, to take their second three-set victory and emerge as invitational champions going unbeaten in four matches during the two-day event.

Following the day’s matches, senior All-Region senior outside hitter Shaina Bryan (South Euclid/Brush) was named to the All-Tournament Team and senior setter Taylor Summerfield (Warren/Howland) was tabbed the Most Valuable Player.

Hiram will end its road trip on Wednesday, Sept. 14 against Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea.  The match is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at the Lou Higgins Center.