The Hiram College volleyball team ended the final day of play with a two-match split at the Hiram Invitational at Price Gymnasium. The Terriers lost their first match against Carnegie Mellon (Pa.) University, 3-1, but defeated Geneva (Pa.) College in their final match, 3-1.
With the split, the Terriers are now 7-2 overall for the season.
In the match against CMU, the Tartans won by the scores of 22-25, 25-20, 25-19 and 25-17. The Hiram offense was led by sophomore middle hitter Shirjoma Jacobs (Maple Heights) and freshman middle hitter Emily Mortimer (Mogadore/Field) with 10 kills each. Sophomore setterTierra Moore (Canton/Canton South) set up the offense with 35 assists. Defensively, junior libero Danielle Day (Newbury) tallied a team-high 22 digs. Sophomore defensive specialistRegina Zyle (Cleveland/Beaumont) recorded 15 digs and senior outside hitter Ariel Pund(Macedonia/Walsh Jesuit) added 11 digs. Mortimer led the team in total blocks with three (two solo and one assist).
Against Geneva, the Terriers won by the final scores of 25-22, 22-25, 25-22 and 25-22. Pund led the offensive attack with 21 kills. Mortimer also finished in double figures in kills with 10. Moore tallied a team-best 46 set assists, while Day recorded a team-leading two assists. Defensively, Day and Zyle led the way with 26 and 13 digs respectively. Mortimer posted a team-high nine total blocks (three solo and six assists).
Following the tournament, Mortimer and Pund were both selected to the All-Tournament Team. In addition, Pund was also named the tournament “Most Valuable Player.”
Hiram will host Baldwin Wallace University on Wednesday, Sept. 12 in a non-conference match at Price Gym. The match is set to begin at 7 p.m.