Soaring Eagles Fly Past Hawks

Release Date:
February 27, 2013
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Box Score

HAMBURG, NY – The Hilbert College men’s volleyball team had chances to grab the  lead in each set, but the #11th ranked Soaring Eagles from Elmira held on to secure a 3-set United Volleyball Conference win February 27.   Elmira improved to 4-3 in United Volleyball Conference as Hilbert hangs on to a 1-6 league record.

In a 25-20 first set, play was fast and Elmira out-paced the Hawks with 13 kills. The second set found Hilbert not hitting well as they ended with only 4 kills and 6 hitting errors in a 25-17 tab. The final set was any body’s game with Hilbert closing the gap from 20-15 to 22-20. Elmira finished that set with three kills (25-22) to improve to 10-8 overall. The Hawks were given free points by the Soaring Eagles who were docked with 16 service errors in the match.

Scott Ross hit well collecting 6 kills and no hitting errors in 13 attempts. Adam Weaver finished with 9 kills and 12 digs, while David Mellerski tossed 18 assists and added 12 digs. Ryan Ratajczakbattled to 10 digs.

Elmira had a balanced attack with five different players hitting five or more kills. Evan Clarke had 19 digs and Michael Vellutato added 30 assists.

The Hawks have a few days off from competition before they travel to Juniata College to face the #2 nationally ranked Juniata and the #12 ranked Stevenson on March 2nd.

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.