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Women's Volleyball Sweeps Thiel

Women's Volleyball Sweeps Thiel

The Hiram College volleyball team put together a balanced attack to topple Thiel College, 3-0, on Tuesday evening at Price Gymnasium.

The Terriers improved their record to 12-1 on the season, tying the best start through 13 games in Hiram volleyball history.

Five different Terriers notched at least six kills, with Lindsey Walker and Kiara Franks each posting 12. Franks was near unstoppable throughout the contest, hitting .800 in 15 attempts. Walker notched a double-double on the day, finishing with 11 digs to go along with hitting .417.

Hiram dominated from the jump, racing out to a 10-2 lead in the opening set. That lead would increase to as many as 13 (24-11) on back-to-back kills from Walker, before settling on a 25-14 final.

Set two saw Hiram once again never relinquish an advantage, as the Terriers received a pair of Kills from Franks to help the team to an 8-4 start. The second-set lead would swell to double digits thanks to a kill from Madison Fortune, and Hiram would take set two by 14 points (25-11).

The Terriers found themselves trailing briefly in set three and the third game stayed close midway through at 11-9. From there, however, an 8-3 Terrier run would put the hosts in control. Fortune would total three kills in the swing, giving Hiram a 19-12 lead.

Jaya Martin would help the Terriers finish off the match, totaling two of the final three kills of the night to give Hiram their 10th three-set sweep of the season.

Along with Walker and Franks, Fortune and Kayla Cole added eight kills, each, while Martin finished with six. No Terrier hit negative on the evening, as Hiram hit .361 as a team.

Senior setter Holly Hoffman contributed once again on both the offensive, and defensive, sides. The captain tallied another double-double, finishing with 37 assists and 11 digs, to go along with a pair of service aces.

As a team, the Terriers held Thiel to a .058 hitting percentage, totaling 58 digs. Amber Ricketts led the way with 13, while Walker, Hoffman and Cole all finished with 11.

Hiram will get back to North Coast Athletic Conference action as they play host to Denison University on Saturday, September 29. The match is slated for a 1 p.m. start.   


Women's Volleyball Sweeps Thiel
September 25, 2018 Women's Volleyball Sweeps Thiel