March 17- PITTSFORD, N.Y.- The Hiram College men's volleyball team fell to Elmira in straight sets, 28-26, 25-12, 25-14 on the last day of the Fisher Invite, Saturday afternoon.
The Terriers came out of the gates strong in the first set, opening the match on a five-point run before Elmira was able to get on the board. Up 5-0 Hiram continued to extend their lead to as much as 17-9, just a point shy of a double-digit advantage. The Soaring Eagles put together a 14-5 run, tying the game at 22-22.
From there Hiram and Elmira traded leads back and forth tying the game another three times, knotting the score at 26-26, off a kill by freshman Cory Fisher. The kill by Fisher would serve as the last Hiram point before Elmira closed out the first set 28-26.
The Soaring Eagles locked down the second set, with a five-point run. Elmira never trailed or tied with the Terriers in the set, extending the lead to as much as 21-10 before ending the set 25-12 off a Hiram error.
In the final stanza, the Soaring Eagles used an initial 3-0 run at the start to push ahead, but the Terriers made a comeback tying the score two times. From there Elmira put together a 20-9 run, and never looked back, handing the Terriers the 25-14 set loss and finished off the 3-0 decision.
Freshman Alex Andrzejewski led the way offensively for Hiram with five kills, while Cory Fischer and Grant Phelan combined for eight. Phelan tied his career-high of four kills, previously set in the game against Lancaster Bible.
The next time you can catch the Terriers will be Wednesday, March 28 with a 4:00 p.m. matchup against Keuka.