Soaring Eagles Capture Win From Hawks

Release Date:
March 1, 2012
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333


ELMIRA, NY - Elmira College prevented a two-game win streak for Hilbert College when the Soaring Eagles defeated the Hawks 3-0 in men’s volleyball February 29.  Junior Scott Ross  earned seven kills and finished with two blocks as the Hawks (3-11, 1-6) dropped a United Volleyball Conference (UVC) league match to the 15-9 (5-2 UVC) Eagles.

Ross was a workhorse at the net going pin to pin getting touches on many of Elmira’s attacks. Hilbert got in trouble with their (.015) hitting percentage. The Hawks finished the match with one more kill than error at the net  (25-24). Junior Anthony Blasz had eight kills (.231) and five digs in support of Ross’ (.254) hitting. Junior Adam Clabo had team best six digs as did freshman Stephen Phillips with 19 assists. The Hawks played without the services of sophomore Adam Weaver, who was just named as the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Athlete of the Week February 27.

Eric Sandmann finished with nine kills and no attacking errors to lead Elmira on their home court.

The Hawks travel to central New York March 3 when they face Wells College (12pm) and Lancaster Bible College (2pm). Hilbert recently beat Wells (0-6) last weekend and have not faced LBC (5-7) yet this season. They have three common opponents with identical results; each team has beaten SUNYIT and lost to Juniata and Thiel earlier this year.

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.