Hawks Lose to Red-hot Highlanders
- Release Date:
- October 19, 2012
- The Office of Sports Information
- (716) 649-7900 ext. 333
HOUGHTON, NY – After winning the first set 25-19, Hilbert dropped the next three games against NAIA Houghton College (15-9) October 18. The Highlanders finished the match hitting .350 to put the match away 3-1 over the Hawks (14-9).
Hilbert’s Allegra Johnson finished the game with 13 kills and nine digs. Jordan Botsford led defensively with 11 digs and one solo block. The Hawks ended the match hitting .036 from the front line with Shannon Memminger setting 29 assists.
Houghton earned 54 team kills with three players notching double figures. Rebecca Dennee was unstoppable at the net earning 14 kills with only two hitting errors off her 29 attempts (.414). Laurel Wroblicky kept 22 balls in play on defense and Jaimee Green was credited with 41 assists. The scholarship athletes finished with 54 kills and 68 digs while Hilbert earned 33 kills and 47 digs.
Up next for the Hawks is their last home game of the regular season against another non-conference opponent, Wilkes University, October 20. Hilbert then finishes their AMCC schedule with road games at Bradford (10/24) and Franciscan (10/27). The Hawks are still fighting for a play-off spot in the six-team AMCC play-offs which 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. 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.