Updated: Sep 28
Hiram OH- Price Gymasium at Hiram College saw the visiting Allegheny Gators come to battle with their Hiram Terriers.
The Gators struck first off a Sydney Kirk kill. Amber Fox picked up back to back kills to tie the set up at 7, but Angelee Bawek responded with a kill of her own. Allegheny found themselves on the high side as Hiram was forced to call a timeout as they trailed 13-11 after Cate Maguire's attempts went out of play. Duru Akbas served up an ace that induced another Terrier timeout. Out of the timeout as Hiram was looking at a 20-16 deficit. A 5-1 Gator run capped off by a flurry of Terrier errors gave Allegheny a 25-17 set 1 victory.
Hiram took the lead to start set 2 as a Gator shank put the Terriers in front. With the lead the Terrier offense excelled. Emily Richardson snuck a kill into the corner, as Kate Macguire spiked a kill off the hands of some blockers to force a Gator timeout as they trailed 12-7. Moments later another one was called as Hiram came out of the timeout on fire, a quick 4-1 spurt had set them up with an 8 point advantage.
Amber Fox came up with a block to give Hiram a 10 point lead, but from then on the "wheels fell off" as Coach Brittany Dye called it postgame. A 17-4 Gator run thrusted them to a set 2 victory. In the process Bawek and a flurry of of Hiram errors tied us at 22. The Allegheny momentum was unstoppable. Megan Robare came up with a block, as Jacy Diaz capped off a hard fought comeback set win 25-22.
Sydney Kirk started the Gators off with a kill as they held a 2-0 match lead. Emma Chambers was dominant in set 3. In a 24-second span she collected a block and a kill to tie the set at 10. Chambers picked up another kill to tie it up again, this time at 13. A tightly contested 5-4 run by the Gators forced a Terrier timeout as Chambers came up with yet another set 3 kill. Elizabeth Lubold and Angelee Bawek picked up kills as Andrya Hanmore's spike attempts went out of play to give the Gators their 12th win on the year, winning set 3, 25-20 and taking the match 3-0.
Amber Fox: 7 kills - 1 ace - 1BLK
Cate Maguire: 7 kills - 1 dig - 2BLK
Emily Richardson: 6 kills - 1 dig - 1BLK
Brooke Norris: 13 dig - 1 ace
Brooke Fishback: 18 assists - 1 ace - 5 dig