Volleyball Goes the Distance

Loud fan support keeps team alive
Release Date:
September 14, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Hamburg, NY: The Hilbert College women’s volleyball team opened up their home portion of the game schedule on Tuesday, September 14th with a 5-set loss to Alfred University in front of 150 loud and enthusiastic fans. Even though the Hawks kept plays alive (145 attacks) and continued the action, it was their serving errors that eventually did them in. Hilbert gave away 15 points by serving into the net or long balls out of bounds. Alfred took game one in commanding fashion (25-13) yet Hilbert pulled it together for the 25-16 second game win. Games three and four were split by each team (25-23 in favor of the visitors; 26-24 for the home team) in what would be a see-saw battle for 98 total points. The final and decisive game went to Alfred in a 15-9 win; the Saxons took a 5-1 lead early and road their momentum to match victory.  

Hilbert had five players in double digits in the dig category with senior Amanda Dudek (Tonawanda, NY/Tonawanda) and sophomore Brittany Baum (Jamestown, NY/Jamestown) leading with 14 digs a piece. Freshman Chelsea Reischuck (East Aurora, NY/East Aurora) lead with 15 kills on 45 attempts. Freshman Shannon Memminger (Amherst, NY/Sweethome) had the best hitting percentage (.22) and passes for 31 of the 34 assists.  
Hilbert looks to improve their 3-6 overall record this Saturday when they travel to Bradford for a tri-match with Bradford and Waynesburg beginning at 1 pm.



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.