Volleyball Remains Perfect in League Play
- Release Date:
- September 27, 2012
- The Office of Sports Information
- (716) 649-7900 ext. 333
BUFFALO, NY – After finding themselves down 24-18, Hilbert College outscored D’Youville College 9-1 to capture the opening set (27-25) in women’s volleyball September 26. Following that comeback victory the Hawks took two of the next three sets to remain perfect in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference league standings. This marks the second time in ten days that Hilbert defeated D’Youville 3-1 and the first time Hilbert started league play undefeated (3-0, 11-3 overall).
Three Hawks were credited with ten or more kills led by Chelsea Reischuck (10 digs) and Allegra Johnson’s 14 as Kayla Lewis earned her first double-digit kill match finishing with 11. Jordan Botsford earned a career-high 23 digs which was one third of the Hawks team dig total and Devan Jonathan had 15 digs, her career high as well. Shannon Memminger again touched almost every second ball and passed for 45 assists in addition to smashing three service aces. Rachel Kwiatkowski’s .316 led the Hawks hitting percentage (9 kills).
D’Youville’s Luciana Payne earned 13 kills (.367), Lara Svensson chipped in 19 digs and Natalie Reiman finished with 26 assists. D’Youville dropped to 0-1 AMCC (3-11 overall).
The Hawks travel to the Brockport State Tourney this weekend. Their opening game Friday, September 28 against the host institution will be streamed live at 5pm. Follow this link for your viewing pleasure, if you are unable to attend the match live. The next morning, Hilbert will face Alfred (10am) and Potsdam (12pm). Their next AMCC game is home against Penn State Behrend October 2.
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.