The Case Western Reserve University volleyball team saw its three match winning streak come to a close on Wednesday night with a 3-0 loss (25-20, 27-25, 30-28) to Hiram College at Horsburgh Gymnasium in Cleveland, Ohio.
The loss dropped the Spartans 17-11 overall, while Hiram improved to 19-3 on the season.
Sophomore middle blocker Katie Kaminski paced the squad with 15 kills, while junior outside hitter Karley King chipped in 12 to the attack. Junior setter Faith Ellis set up the offense with 24 assists, while sophomore setter Jordyn Harberts added 16. Defensively, freshman outside hitter Lauren Carmon had a Spartan-best 16 digs and sophomore libero Anna Jaskoviak contributed 15.
The Terriers led early in the first match after they jumped out to an 8-3 lead. CWRU fought back and cut the deficit to 12-10 after a kill from Kaminski, but Hiram then went on a 13-10 run to close out the set with a 25-20 win. The second set saw the Spartans take leads of 19-18 and 24-23, but the Terriers would score the final two points of the set for a 27-25 win. CWRU would .275 in the third set, but another strong finish by Hiram allowed the Terriers to clinch the match with a 30-28 win in the final set.
Hiram's Lindsey Walker finished with a match-best 20 kills, while Kayla Cole added 13 kills and 20 digs on Wednesday for the Terriers.
Case Western Reserve is back in action on Saturday, October 27th, as they travel to Wooster, Ohio for a match against the College of Wooster Fighting Scots. Action will get under way at 1:00 p.m.