The Lions Roar To Victory

Release Date:
October 5, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Hamburg, NY - The Penn State Behrend volleyball team took only 51 minutes to earn their first Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference win over the host, Hilbert College, on October 5. The 3-set victory (25-9, 25-6, 25-13) by the Lions dropped the Hawks overall record to 4-12, and 1-4 in AMCC play. The visitors improve to 6-9 (1-2 AMCC).

Behrend used a combination of techniques to charge ahead each set and coast to victory. The Lions were able to deliver serves to a variety of different Hilbert players throwing the Hawks off balance and unable to return strong rallies.  Senior Amanda Dudek (Tonawanda, NY/Tonawanda) and sophomore Brittany Baum (Jamestown, NY/Jamestown) lead the squad with 8 digs and 7 digs respectively.  In a game where the Hawks couldn’t pass the ball consistently to their main setter, freshman Shannon Memminger (Amherst, NY/Sweet Home) {in photo to right} lead the team with 8 assists; five other players earned at least one assist in the game.   Offensively, each Hawk had at least 4 attempts at the net, again, another encouraging statistic for the team.   Freshman Chelsea Reischuck (East Aurora, NY/East Aurora) had 5 kills in her 17 attempts.
Saturday, October 9th, Hilbert travels to St. John Fisher College for a tri-match which includes conference foe, Pitt-Bradford. On Wednesday, October 13th, the Hawks return home for a non-conference match against Cazenovia 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.