The Terrier men's volleyball team continued Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference action on Wednesday evening, falling to Geneva College, 3-0.
Hiram dropped the three-set match to the Golden Tornadoes by set scores of 26-24, 25-16 and 25-22.
In the closest set of the match, the Terriers trailed Geneva in the early stages of set one. However, a 6-1 Terrier run turned a three-point deficit into a two-point advantage (7-5). Hunter Rock was vital in the swing, posting a kill and a block in the process.
With the set knotted at 9-9, the Golden Tornadoes made their biggest push, using an 8-2 swing to push ahead 17-11.
The Terriers would not go away in the game. Facing set point while trailing 24-21, Hiram made one last push. Rock was once again the catalyst, collecting a pair of kills and a solo block in a personal 3-0 run to tie the set. Geneva, however, would snag the final two points of the set to take the opening game 26-24.
After dropping the second set 25-16, the Terriers once again found themselves playing from behind in the third game.
With the set tied at 5-5, Geneva put together a 6-1 run to take an 11-6 lead. The Golden Tornadoes' advantage would grow to as many as seven (18-11) before the Terriers mounted a comeback. Four kills from freshman Nathan Cassell helped spark a 10-5 swing for Hiram, pulling the set to 23-21. That would be as close as the Terriers would get, however, falling 25-22.
Rock led the way throughout the evening's matchup, posting a team-high eight kills while adding five digs and a pair of blocks. Kilvio Montero added six kills, while Cassell and Cory Fischer tallied four each. Sophomore Jake Lininger finished the day with 17 assists.
Hiram will continue AMCC action with a pair of conference games on Saturday afternoon. The Terriers will square off with Medaille at 12 p.m. before taking on the host, D'Youville, at 4 p.m.