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Terriers Fall to Wittenberg/Geneva in AMCC Action

Terriers Fall to Wittenberg/Geneva in AMCC Action

The Terrier men's volleyball team returned to Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference action on Saturday afternoon, falling to Wittenberg University and Geneva College.

The Terriers first fell, 3-0 to the host Tigers before dropping the second match in straight sets to the Golden Tornadoes.

Against the Tigers, Hiram fell in straight sets, dropping the match by scores of 25-19, 25-21, and 25-19. The Terriers hit .178 in the match compared to .258 for Wittenberg.

Offensively, Hiram was led in the match by freshman Tom Supan, who finished with seven kills while hitting .300. Kilvio Montero also tallied seven kills, while Andrew Gard finished with five.

In the second match, the Terriers dropped another 3-0 decision, falling to Geneva by scores of 25-21, 25-22 and 25-17.

The Terriers played things tight in the opening set, erasing an early 6-2 deficit to knot the game at 8-8. A 5-0 run by Hiram, including kills from Gard and Hunter Rock, gave Hiram the lead, before Geneva stormed back.

Trailing 20-13, Hiram would not go away quietly, pulling themselves back to within two points (23-21) on a service ace by Jake Lininger. Geneva would grab the final two points of the set, however, taking the opening game 25-21.

In game number two, the Terriers held multiple leads, including jumping out to a 4-0 advantage to open the set.

Hiram still found themselves leading by a pair (17-15), following a block from Montero and Dangelo Boehner. However, Geneva would respond with an 8-2 run to take a 23-19 lead.

Once again, Hiram would pull back within two (24-22) on a block by Rock and Gard, before Geneva finished off the set with a kill from Dan Townsend.

Despite holding an 11-8 lead midway through the third set the Terriers fell prey to a 10-2 Geneva run and never recovered, falling 25-17 in the final game.

Gard paced the offense in game two, posting seven kills. Colton DeForest and Kilvio Montero each added five kills, while Supan and Cory Fischer added four. Lininger dished out 15 assists and collect Hiram's two service aces, while Andrew Diaz finished with 11 assists.

Hiram will continue AMCC action next Saturday as they play host to D'Youville and Medaille for an AMCC quad meet. The action will begin at 10 a.m.