Volleyball Nets Big Win At Wells

Release Date:
March 31, 2013
The Office of Sports Information
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Wells box            Thiel box

AURORA, NY – The Hilbert College men’s volleyball team pulled together and claimed an impressive non-conference 3-1 win over Wells College before they surrendered a three sets loss to Thiel College March 30.  The Hawks (6-19) were led by Anthony Blasz’s .280 hitting and Scott Ross’ 17 kills. Sophomore David Mellerski assists 56 times, earned three service aces and matched senior Fred Sickau’s 2 solo blocks. Senior Adam Clabo’s 13 digs lead four players who all reached double-digits on the day.  

Hilbert opened the day beating Wells in close sets (26-24,25-18,23-25,25-23). The Hawks hit .107 and earned 8 service aces. Sickau, Mellerski, Korey Schwab and Ryan Ratajczak each struck twice along the way. Clabo led with 9 digs and Ross and Sickau reached double-digit kills, with 11, and 10 respectively.

Thiel jumped to (25-18,25-19,25-17) set scores as they moved to 17-8 overall. Blasz finished with 5 kills (.231) and 3 blocks. Ross added 6 kills and led with a team-high 7 digs. Mellerski passed for 21 assists.

The Hawks close out their season with two home games. Penn State Behrend travels to Hamburg for a rematch against the Hawks April 3rd before the Hawks celebrate senior night April 9th in their rematch with Thiel College.

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.