ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Hiram College volleyball team split a pair of matches on the first day of the Nazareth (N.Y.) Invitational today (Friday, Sept. 10) in Rochester, N.Y. The Terriers defeated host school Nazareth, 3-1, in their first match of the day, but fell to No. 21 nationally-ranked Heidelberg University, 3-0, in the nightcap.
With the split, Hiram is now 5-4 overall for the season.
In the match against Nazareth, Hiram jumped out to an early 2-0 match lead by winning the first two sets with relative ease, 25-15 and 25-12. The Golden Flyers avoided the straight-set sweep by winning the third set, 25-19. But the Terriers would claim the match win by capturing a close fourth set by the score of 25-21. The win gave Hiram their fifth victory in their last six matches.
Against Heidelberg, Hiram played tough in the first two sets, but it would be the Student Princes coming out on top with the scores of 25-23 and 25-23 to lead 2-0 overall. Heidelberg then took the match victory with a third and final set score of 25-14.
Hiram will return to actio tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 11) with the final day of the Nazarene Invitational. The Terriers will take on SUNY-New Paltz at noon and will play in the championship or consolation rounds later in the day.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495, by FAX at (330) 569-5392 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.