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Men's Volleyball Swept by Alvernia

Men's Volleyball Swept by Alvernia

The Hiram College men's volleyball team opened their weekend in Reading, Pa. by dropping a 3-0 decision to host Alvernia University on Friday evening.

The Terriers fell in the match by set scores of 25-22, 25-15 and 25-15.

The opening set was the best all-around for Hiram as the Terriers hit .448 as a team, collecting 16 kills and committing just three errors.

Despite the solid offense in the set, the Terriers' largest lead was just two (9-7) as Tom Supan and Nathan Cassell totaled back-to-back kills.

Trailing 12-11, the Wolves put together a 4-0 run to push out to a 15-12 lead, and never again trailed in the set. Hiram would close the gap to 20-19 on a kill by Cory Fischer, but could not retake the lead, falling 25-22.

In the second set, Hiram once again put together a two-point advantage, but were unable to hold the Wolves back. Alvernia surged ahead in set two, putting together a 12-4 run to put a stranglehold on the set.

Alvernia would also capture set three, 25-15, handing the Terriers the 3-0 defeat.

Once again, Supan led the Hiram offensive attack, collecting 10 kills while hitting .292. Andrew Gard posted seven kills (.545) while leading Hiram with a pair of blocks. Jake Lininger paced the Terriers with 21 assists, while Andrew Diaz added 11.

Hiram will continue their two-day weekend with a pair of games on Saturday afternoon. The Terriers will first take on Marymount at noon, before facing off with Stevens at 2 p.m.