Volleyball Brings back Victory From Elmira

Reischuck earns All Tourney Honors
Release Date:
September 13, 2010
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Elmira, NY -- The Elmira College Soaring Eagles Women’s Volleyball team went undefeated in four matches en route to claiming the 2010 Elmira College Invitational Saturday afternoon in Speidel Gymnasium. The five team event took place over a two-day span with every participating team meeting each opponent once. For Hilbert, the young team split games on Friday, September 10th and lost both games the 11th moving their overall record to 3-5. Earning All-Tournament Team honors for Hilbert was freshman outside hitter Chelsea Reischuck (East Aurora, NY/East Aurora).

Hilbert opened the tourney with a win over Utica College, 3-1 (25-15, 26-24, 17-25, 25-10). Senior Carole Jones (Bliss, NY/Letchworth) led the attack with 14 kills (.476%) while sophomore Rachel Kwiatkowski (West Seneca, NY/Orchard Park) and freshman Chelsea Reischuck each contributed 9 kills. Freshman setter Shannon Memminger (Amherst, NY/Sweet Home) passed for 24 assists. The evening game saw the Hawks battle Houghton College in a 3 set loss (5-25, 12-25, 13-25). Jones again led in kills with Memminger distributing the ball for 7 assists. 
Day two found Hilbert starting the day slowly with a first set loss to Hartwick (10-25). Set two was a more competitive game with a 23-25 loss, but then Hartwick came back ready to pull the victory from the Hawks with a 25-18 win. In the final game of the tourney, Hilbert and the host Elmira battled hard in the first set with Elmira prevailing 25-21, but the Soaring Eagles would prove to be the team of the tournament easily winning the final two sets (25-9, 25-18).
Joining Reischuck on the All-Tournament team were Sasha Zavadska (MVP, Elmira), Meghan Phipps (Houghton), Courtney Desmond (Hartwick), Brittany Raykoske (Elmira), and Leah Scott (Houghton).
Hilbert looks forward to their home opener on Tuesday, September 14 with a 7 pm game against Alfred University.

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.