Botsford Shines In Opening Day for Hilbert Volleyball

Release Date:
August 31, 2013
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BUFFALO, NY – The Hilbert College women’s volleyball team split their opening day AMCC vs. NEAC Challenge games played at D’Youville College August 31. Hilbert dropped a 3-1 match to Keuka College who finished the day (2-0) and then swept Morrisville State 3-0 in the night cap. D’Youville mirrored Hilbert’s 1-1 record and Morrisville went back to central New York empty-handed going 0-2 in the Challenge.

Keuka captured a 25-15, 25-20, 21-25, 25-21 victory in the 12pm match. Junior Jordan Botsford (Penfield, NY/Penfield) finished with 8 kills and 3 service aces. Senior Chelsea Reischuck (South Wales, NY/East Aurora) added 7 kills and 15 digs, while junior Ashley Viegnmay (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale/Erie CC ) led with 20 digs.

In Hilbert’s 25-15, 25-22, 25-22 win over Morrisville Botsford hit for double-digit kills (12) and again snuck in 3 aces. Freshman Amanda Binder (Fremont, OH/St. Joseph Central Catholic) found 8 kills and 3 blocks from the middle position. And senior Shannon Memminger added 25 assists. As a team, the Hawks finished with 10 service aces on route to the quick match victory.

Hilbert hosts their home opener September 4 when Geneseo comes to the Hafner Center with a 7pm first serve. The Blue Knights enter the non-conference game with a 1-2 overall record.

Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.