Posted: Oct 26, 2018
October 26 - MARIETTA, Ohio – The Hiram College volleyball team earned a straight-set sweep, defeating Marietta 3-0 on Friday night.
The victory marked the Terriers' thirteenth sweep of the season, improving their overall mark to 20-3 overall.
Sophomore Lindsey Walker added another solid performance. Walker tallied her 11th double-double of the season, finishing with 11 kills and 15 digs.
Hiram held the opening momentum with a quick 4-1 lead but played most of the opening match close knotting the score five times. The last tie was late in the game at 18-18 off a kill from junior Madison
From there the Terriers went on a four-point run with three service aces from sophomore Jaya Martin.
The Terriers never trailed again with the final point coming off a block by Fortune (25-21), giving Hiram a 1-0 advantage.
Set two mirrored the first with a 25-21 final, Hiram kicked off the set with a 4-0 lead.
Senior Holly Hoffman dominated the opening points with three of the first four Terrier kills.
Like the first set, the Terriers and Pioneers kept it close throughout most of the match despite Hiram holding an 18-9 advantage in kills with Walker finishing the match with her 10th kill of the night.
With a two-set lead, Hiram didn't take their foot off the gas finishing the last match with a 25-14 victory holding Marietta to a .091 hitting percentage.
The Terriers for the first time held a double-digit advantage after a pair of aces from Walker (13-3).
Kiara Franks and Cole controlled the rest of the match with a combined seven points to give Hiram the set win.
Cole totaled nine kills, finishing the night with 17 digs and three aces.
The Terriers will return to action on Saturday, October 27 when they travel to New Concord, Ohio to take on Heidelberg and Muskingum at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.