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Volleyball Splits on the Second Day of the Pam Briggs Capital Classic

Volleyball Splits on the Second Day of the Pam Briggs Capital Classic

Aug. 30 – COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Hiram College women's volleyball team split a pair of games on the second day of the Pam Briggs Capital Classic on Saturday afternoon.  

The Terriers fell 3-2 in a five-set battle against Otterbein before sweeping Lawrence 3-0 in their final game of the tournament. 

In the battle with the Cardinals, Hiram bounced back from a 2-0 deficit to claim the third and fourth sets by scores of 25-20 and 25-15.  
 
In the fourth set with Otterbein, the Terriers finished with 15 kills, holding the Cardinals to a .093 hitting percentage.  
 
With the game tied 2-2, the deciding factor was the fifth set. Back-to-back Otterbein errors helped the Terriers recover from an initial 3-1 lead. The game would see two ties before the Cardinals used a 4-0 run to take a five-point lead, helping Otterbein secure the 15-10 set win.  
 
Despite the loss, Kayla Cole posted a double-double with 18 kills and 12 digs. Franks finished the match with 17 kills and a team-high 5 service aces.  
 
Setter Emily Chrustic led the team with 43 of the teams 52 assists with 10 digs.  
 
In the last game of the day, Hiram picked up their third win of the season, upending Lawrence in three sets. No set was close throughout the entirety of the match as Hiram took set one 25-21 before
taking sets two and three by scores of 25-15 and 25-12. 
 
Hiram played efficiently over the final two sets, posting 14 and 13 kills as opposed to just three errors total.  
 
The Terriers did not commit a single attack error in the final frame, coming out on top in their third set with a .650 hitting percentage. 
 
Offensively, Cole paced the Hiram group with a team-high 10 kills and eight of the 15 service aces. Franks and Melina Lee finished the afternoon with nine kills apiece.  
 
Other leaders for the Terriers in the win over Lawrence included Jaya Martin with 3 kills and Madison Burns and Zia Williams each tallied two kills. 
 
For her offensive firepower, Cole was named to the Pam Briggs Memorial Classic All-Tournament Team. The Terriers finished the weekend 3-1. In the four games, Cole finished with a team-high 45 kills with 14 service aces and 43 digs.  
 
The home opener for the Terriers is scheduled Tuesday, September 3 for 7 p.m. when they take on the University of Mount Union.