GAMBIER, OHIO — The Hiram College volleyball team split its first two matches of the first of two North Coast Athletic Conference volleyball weekends today (Saturday, Sept. 24) hosted by Kenyon College in Gambier. The Terriers defeated Ohio Wesleyan University, 3-0, but lost to No. 3 nationally-ranked Wittenberg University, 3-0.
With the split, the Terriers are now 12-5 overall and 1-1 in the NCAC. Hiram also ends its current winning streak at 11 matches and its consecutive set winning streak at 30-0.
Against OWU, Hiram took the early match lead by winning the first set by a final score of 25-14. The Terriers then captured the second set, 25-18, to take control of the match with a 2-0 overall lead. In the third set, Hiram clinched the match with a 25-12 victory to go on to the 3-0 straight set sweep.
In the nightcap against Wittenberg, the Tigers won the first two sets, 25-15 and 25-18, to lead 2-0 in the match. Wittenberg then took set three by the final of 25-11 to take a 3-0 match win, ending Hiram’s win streak.
Hiram will conclude the two-day event tomorrow (Sunday, Sept. 25) with the final day of competition at the NCAC Volleyball Weekend hosted by Kenyon. The Terriers will play against Denison University in their first match of the day at noon, followed by a match against The College of Wooster at 2 p.m.