Elmira Grabs Three-Set Win

Release Date:
February 19, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Hamburg, NY – Elmira College took a 3-0 United Volleyball Conference (UVC) victory in their first-ever match at Hilbert College February 19 before they headed up the thruway to play at Medaille College later in the evening. Hilbert, playing short-handed due to injury and personal matters, hung tough with the upstart Elmira program, but hitting errors and missed blocks by Hilbert gave the visitors a 25-15, 25-23, 25-16 win improving their record to 2-3 UVC (5-8 overall) and dropped Hilbert to 0-3 UVC (1-12 overall).

In a balanced attack, Hilbert was led by Dan Wolfe (Rochester, NY/Irondequoit) with 5 kills (13 assists and six digs) and Fred Sickau (Eden, NY/Eden) who also had 5 kills (12 digs).  RJ Sykora (Stow, OH/Stow Munroe Falls) had four kills, shared passing stats with seven assists as well as team leading  digs (13) and solo blocks (2). Anthony Blasz (Eden, NY/Eden) and Rob Moyes (Paradise, CA/Pleasant Valley Baptist) each contributed four kills.

Elmira’s Ryan Gelenitis owned the net with a 16 kills (.414 hitting) and nine digs while getting help from Eric Sandmann’s 10 kills.  Michael Velluta passes for 36 assists and had three solo blocks for the Soaring Eagles.

Hilbert travels to Nazareth College February 22 for their first single opponent UVC road game.



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.