Terriers Earn Sweep of Brooklyn

Terriers Earn Sweep of Brooklyn

The Hiram College men's volleyball team kicked off their third home weekend of the season with a straight-set sweep of Brooklyn College on Friday evening.

The Terriers earned their first sweep of the season, taking down the Bulldogs by set scores of 25-11, 25-22 and 25-11.

Hiram put together an all-around attack as six different players recorded at least four kills in the match. Additionally, the Terriers posted a season-high 12 service aces and held the Bulldogs to a -.066 hitting percentage.

Hiram opened the first set quickly running out to an 8-2 lead thanks to a pair of kills by Cory Fischer and one each from Alex Andrzejewski, Cole Filer and Hunter Rock.

Leading by five (13-8) midway through the set, the Terriers put a stranglehold on the game, outscoring the Bulldogs 12-3. Jake Lininger tallied his second service ace of the set in the run, and helped Hiram to a .400 hitting percentage in the set as the Terriers took the game by 14.

The second set did not come as easily for the Terriers as they trailed 15-10 midway through the game. Still trailing 19-15 late in the set, freshman Tom Supan helped the hosts snag their first comeback victory of the season.

Supan tallied six of Hiram's last 10 points of game two, as the Terriers used a 10-3 swing to finish the game with a three-point win. The freshman tallied a pair of kills to pull the game to 20-18. Following kills from Colton DeForest and Nathan Cassell, Supan knotted the set at 21-21.

With the set still deadlocked at 22-22, Supan put the game on his shoulders, serving three-straight aces to help the Terriers take the game 25-22, and take a 2-0 lead.

In the final game, the Terriers once again ran out to a sizable lead, using a 10-4 run thanks to two kills and an ace by both Filer and Fischer. Hiram would push their lead out to 20-7 on another ace by Supan before coasting to the 25-11 win and the 3-0 sweep.

Supan lead the way for the Terriers in the match, hitting .357 with a team-high eight kills and five aces. Andrzejewski added six kills to the effort, while Rock and Fischer finished with five. DeForest and Filer added four, each, while Andrew Diaz paced the offense with 16 assists.

Hiram will be back in action on Saturday morning as they opening Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference play against Wittenberg University. The matchup is slated for 11 a.m. The Terriers and Bulldogs will then have a re-match on Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m.