The Hiram College volleyball team hosted a tri-meet at Price Gymnasium and split its matches defeating Defiance College, 3-2, but falling to Baldwin Wallace University, 3-2, in the nightcap.
In the match against Defiance, the two teams alternated victories in the first four sets to even the match at 2-2. In the final set, Hiram (7-4) came out on top, 15-10, to go on to the 3-2 match victory.
Individually, freshman Marissa Jay (Parma/Padua Franciscan) was one of three Terriers in double-figures in kills with a match-high 22. Sophomore Logan Brewer (Barberton/Manchester) was second with 11 kills and sister Lindsay Brewer (Barberton/Manchester) added 10 kills. Junior All-NCAC setter Tierra Moore (Canton/Canton South) had a match-high 41 set assists and Logan Brewer had a match-best three service aces.
On defense, junior Regina Zyle (Cleveland/Beaumont) had a match-high 23 digs. Up front, Jay had eight total blocks (eight assists) and Logan Brewer added six blocks (six assists).
Against BW, Hiram took the early lead winning the first match, 25-22. But the Yellow Jackets answered with a win in the second set to tie the match at a game apiece. The two teams then traded victories to keep the match even at 2-2, setting up a decisive fifth set. In the end, BW would come out on top winning the deciding set, 15-10, to claim the 3-2 match victory.
Leading the Hiram offense was Jay with 19 kills, followed by Lindsay Brewer with 15 kills. In addition, sophomore All-NCAC middle hitter Emily Mortimer (Mogadore/Field) added 12 kills. Setting up the offense was Moore with 52 assists. She and Logan Brewer both recorded three aces.
Defensively, three Hiram players posted double-digits in digs with Zyle leading the way with 26. Senior Danielle Day (Newbury) was second with 12 digs and sophomore Katie Barton (Newbury) had 11 digs. Lindsay Brewer led the team in blocks with four (one solo and three assists).
Hiram will host Penn State-Behrend (Pa.) on Wednesday, Sept. 18 in a non-conference dual match at Price Gym. The match is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.