Oct. 28 - The Hiram College volleyball team closed out the 2017 regular season by splitting a pair of games on the second day of the Brockport Invitational. The Terriers swept SUNY-Canton, 3-0, before falling to the host Golden Eagles, 3-1.
In the first game of the doubleheader, the Terriers throttled the Kangaroos of SUNY-Canton, winning the match by set scores of 25-19, 25-11, 25-16. Defensively, Hiram held the Kangaroos to a .042 hitting percentage, which included a negative percentage in the decisive third set.
Set one saw the teams play even through the first 16 points, as the two sides were knotted 8-8. From there, however, the Terriers used a 10-4 run to push ahead 18-12, riding the momentum to a 25-19 win in the first set.
In the run, five different players tallied at least one kill, including a pair by Jessica Fontana.
Hiram trailed only once in set two as the Kangaroos scored the first point of the set. From there, The Terriers outscored SUNY Canton 21-6, opening up a 14-point lead before coasting to the 25-11 win in the set.
The Terriers never trailed in the final set, finishing off the match with a five-point run to end the game. Jaya Martin helped put away the final set with a kill in the run, and Hiram captured the set, 25-16, and the match, 3-0.
In the second game of the doubleheader, the Terriers fell to the host Golden Eagles by the 3-1 score. Hiram dropped sets one and two by scores of 25-22 and 25-21 before capturing the third set 25-22.
The hosts then finished off the match by taking set four, 25-17, dropping the Terriers' record to 18-10 on the season.
In game two, Franks led the way with 16 kills while Schervish totaled 12 kills while hitting .370.
Defensively, the Terriers totaled 70 digs, led by 16 from Lindsey Stahl. Franks added 13, posting her third double-double of the season.
The Terriers, who earned the sixth seed in the upcoming NCAC Championship Tournament, will open play against the seventh seeded Fighting Scots of The College of Wooster on Friday, Nov. 4. The game, which will be played at Wittenberg University, is scheduled for 3 p.m.