September 14, 2012

Volleyball Begins Marietta Tournament With a Pair of Victories

MARIETTA, OHIO  --  The Hiram College volleyball team picked up a pair of victories, defeating both Trine (Ind.) University and Defiance College, on the first day of the Marietta College Invitational in Marietta.  [Tournament Website]

With the victories, the Terriers improve to 10-2 overall for the season.

In the match against Trine, Hiram jumped out early winning the first set by the score of 25-15.  Trine came right back to win the second set, 25-22, to even the match at a set apiece.  The Terriers took the advantage posting a win in set three, 25-22, and looked to seal the match going into the fourth set with a 2-1 match lead.  Both teams combined to score 68 points in a marathon fourth set, but it would be Hiram who'd come out on top by the final of 35-33 to claim the 3-1 match victory.

Hiram would immediately face Defiance in its next match following the win against Trine and took a commanding lead winning the first two sets by the scores of 25-23.  Defiance avoided the straight set sweep by edging the Terriers in the third set, 25-21.  Hiram then put the match away in the fourth, 25-12, to go on to back-to-back 3-1 match wins.

Hiram will conclude the two-day event tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 15) with its final two matches of the Marietta Tournament.  The Terriers will face Adrian (Mich.) College in their first match of the day at 9:30 a.m., followed by a matchup against host Marietta at 2:30 p.m.