TIFFIN, Ohio - Tiffin volleyball could not get much going offensively on Friday night against the No. 17-ranked Hillsdale Chargers, falling in straight sets 25-8, 25-15, 25-16.
With the loss, the Dragons fall to 4-1 in conference play and 10-8 overall, while the Chargers improve to 13-2 on the year and 4-0 in GMAC action.
Hillsdale showed their power from the beginning, hitting .633 in the first set with 19 kills and no errors to take the 25-8 win.
TU came out fighting in set two, taking a quick 3-1 lead on kills from Jenna Huffman (2x) and Alicia Kessler. The teams went back and forth for a few points, before Hillsdale took a 10-8 lead. The Dragons responded with four-straight and five of the next six, though, as another Huffman kill put TU up 13-11.
The Chargers found their groove from there, however, scoring the next six points and ending the set on a 14-2 run to take the 25-15 win.
With momentum on their side, Hillsdale raced out to a 6-0 lead in set three and took a 10-3 advantage moments later. The closest Tiffin would come for the remainder of the set was six points at 16-10, as the Chargers took the final frame 25-16 and the match 3-0.
Hillsdale finished hitting .443 on the night, while Tiffin managed .092.
Tiffin will look to bounce back tomorrow afternoon as they host rival Findlay in the Gillmor at 2:00 p.m.