The Hiram College volleyball team came away with a two-match split on the final day of the Marietta College Pioneer Classic in Marietta. The Terriers defeated Adrian (Mich.) College, 3-0, but lost to host school Marietta, 3-2.
With the split, the Terriers are now 11-3 overall for the season.
In the match against Adrian, both teams played a hard-fought first set, but it was Hiram who’d come out the winner by the score of 26-24. The Terriers took control of the match by winning the second set, 25-19, to take a 2-0 match lead. Hiram put the Bulldogs away in the third set winning, 25-20, to claim the victory and remain undefeated in the tournament.
Against the Pioneers, Marietta looked to be headed to a possible three-set sweep winning the first two sets, 25-22 and 25-23. Hiram then rallied in the third set to keep the match going, 29-27. The Terriers kept the rally going and evened the match at 2-2 by coming out on top in the fourth set, 25-19. In the fifth and deciding set, the Hiram rally fell short as Marietta held on for a 15-12 victory and the 3-2 overall match win.
Following the tournament, senior outside hitter Ariel Pund (Macedonia/Walsh Jesuit) was named to the All-Tournament Team. It marks the second All-Tournament selection for Pund this season.
Hiram will host Oberlin College on Wednesday, Sept. 19 in the North Coast Athletic Conference opener at Price Gymnasium. The match is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.