#2 Nazareth Defeats Hawks

Release Date:
February 20, 2013
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Box Score

ROCHESTER, NY – The men’s volleyball faced their toughest opponent February 20th and did not disappoint although the final score may not seem to back up that statement.  Hilbert College put forward a challenge in the first and third set, scoring over 20 points both sets, but didn’t hold strong in the middle set, dropping the match to the 2nd ranked Nazareth College (25-20, 25-11, 25-22). 

Hilbert moved to 1-5 in the United Volleyball Conference while Nazareth stayed perfect with a 10-0 overall and 5-0 UVC record.

Adam Weaver earned 11 kills and David Mellerski set 20 assists. Anthony Blasz finished with 5 kills and Scott Ross added 4.

Nazareth rotated 17 Golden Flyers into the match. EJ Wells-Spicer assisted on 32 of the 46 Nazareth kills and Tim Zyburt led with 14. Nazareth was credited with 46 kills and a team hitting percentage of .533.

The Hawks will hit the court again February 24th  when the travel to North Buffalo to face Penn State Altoona and Medaille to complete the AMCC matches.

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.