Hawks Get Back On Winning Track In Volleyball
- Release Date:
- October 11, 2012
- The Office of Sports Information
- (716) 649-7900 ext. 333
OSWEGO, NY – Hilbert College notched one tally back in the win column after their four-set non-conference victory over Oswego State in women’s volleyball October 10. The Hawks opened the match with a 25-13 stinger over the Lakers. Sets two and three were won by identical scores (25-20), with set two going to the host while Hilbert made it to 25 first in the third set. The Hawks controlled the final set (25-15) to improve to 13-6 overall.
The Hawks were credited with 34 team kills and finished with (.123) hitting percentage. Chelsea Reischuck led the squad with 11 kills and six service aces. Allegra Johnson (13) headed a trio of players credited with double figure digs and Jordan Botsford assisted on two of the team’s blocks in the match. Shannon Memminger had the team’s best hitting percent (.600) after she earned 3 kills without any errors (5 attempts) and passed for 24 set-assists.
With seven games left in their regular season schedule, the Hawks continue to break single-season records. The most important one is the wins in a season (13) and AMCC wins (3). After their win over Oswego, the 2012 Hawks now hold a team season record with 644 Kills, (.132) Attack Percentage, 595 season Assists, and they are only 15.5 points away from setting a new season Point Total. Individually, Memminger broke her 2011 single season Assist record and Service Ace record against Penn State Behrend and stands at 52. Johnson is 48 Kills away from setting a single season record with Reischuck only six kills behind (154-148).
Hilbert currently sits in third place in league standing with five AMCC games left to play. This weekend they travel to Penn State Altoona (1-3) and, while there, will also face Pitt-Greensburg (1-2). On October 16, the Hawks will honor their two seniors, Devan Jonathan and Rachel Kwiatkowski, along with challenge Medaille College (4-1). Hilbert sprinkles in two non-conference matches (at Houghton, 10/18 and hosts Wilkes 10/20) before they travel to Bradford (2-3) October 24 and Franciscan (3-2) October 27. The top six teams extend their playing season when the AMCC play-offs begin October 30.
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. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs, one a master’s in criminal justice administration and the other a master’s in public administration, and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.
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