Sept. 16 – KALAMAZOO, Mich. – The Hiram Volleyball team made it a perfect 4-0 at the Hornet Invitational hosted by Kalamazoo College on Saturday, as they swept two matches. The Terriers first defeated Beloit, 3-0, before taking down Anderson in straight sets.
In the sweep over Beloit, Hiram remained in complete control throughout the entirety of the match, earning the victory by taking the sets by scores of 25-12, 25-14 and 25-16.
Hiram came out strong in the first set, hitting .361. The team posted 15 total kills while making just two errors in game one.
Offensively, senior Grace Wilson led the way in the match, totaling 10 kills while hitting .368. Summer Schervish added seven kills, while Kiara Franks hit .545, posting six kills while not committing an error.
Hiram once again controlled their final game of the weekend, upending Anderson in straight sets. Hiram walked to a 15-point victory in set one, before taking game two, 25-20 and the final game, 26-24.
The Terriers got contributions from the entirety of the lineup with nine different players scoring at least one point over the course of the match.
Franks was the leading attacker, posting nine kills in the match, while Schervish finished a solid weekend, hitting .250 with seven kills. Jess Fontana total six kills, with Destinee Harris and Wilson collecting five and four, respectively.
Hiram finished the win over Anderson with 10 service aces, getting five from Walker. Hoffman added two more to her totals on the day, while Cole, Franks and Rylee Brown each finished with one.
Walker put together a solid overall performance, adding 15 assists and eight digs to her five aces. Schady led the team in digs for the first time in her young career, posting 12 on the day.
For their efforts in helping Hiram achieve a perfect 4-0 record at the tournament, both Wilson and Schervish were named to the Hornet Invitational All-Tournament team.
Schervish led the offensive attack throughout the weekend, averaging 9.5 kills per match. The sophomore broke double-digit kills twice, while hitting a blistering .424 in 73 attempts.
Wilson also played well throughout the tournament, hitting .354 while averaging 7.2 kills per match. In addition, she tallied 4.5 blocks throughout the weekend.
Hiram, now 11-3 on the season, will be back in action as they return home to take on the University of Mount Union on Tuesday, September 19. The match is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start.