Hawks Finish UVC Cross-Over Matches

Release Date:
March 7, 2011
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Poughkeepsie, NY – The Hilbert College men’s volleyball team took Bard and New Paltz to four-set matches, but returned to Hamburg going 0-3 after competing  in the United Volleyball Conference’s final cross-over weekend March 5th and 6th at Vassar College.

Hilbert opened the weekend with a three-set loss (25-17, 25-12, 25-14) against Vassar March 5. The host institution had 9 service aces, 35 kills and 10 team blocks while Hilbert struggled to get into any rhythm during the match. Dan Wolfe (Rochester, NY/Irondequoit) and Fred Sickau (Eden, NY/Eden) led the Hawks at the net with 5 kills apiece and RJ Sykora (Stow, OH/Stow Munroe Falls) passes for 12 assists. Anthony Blasz (Eden, NY/Eden) and Rob Moyes (Chico, CA/Pleasant Valley Baptist) got to 9 digs each, one-upping Sykora and Wolfe. Freshman Adam Weaver (Stow, OH/Archbishop Hoban) made a brief appearance in the first two sets, but did not play the remainder of the weekend still recovering from the ankle sprain suffered a few weeks ago.

Sunday was a different day for the Hawks. They were much more competitive and gave Bard a good scare in the rematch from earlier in the season when Hilbert lost in three sets. Hilbert opened the match with a 25-12 victory and then suffered through three close sets falling in a 3-1 loss (12-25, 25-23, 25-22, 25-22). Sickau stormed the net with 17 kills and 7 total blocks. Wolfe took the reins on passing for 39 assists while getting to 13 digs. Hilbert had 13. 5 total team blocks and finished with a .211 hitting percentage.

Hilbert’s final weekend match against SUNY New Paltz followed the same suit as the earlier morning event when the Hawks claimed a 25-21 first-set victory.  Yet their celebration was short lived and they fell 25-13, 25-15, 25-19 in the next three sets. Adam Clabo’s .214 attack percentage and 16 digs led the Hawks. Sickau had a team-high 16 kills and Wolfe passed for 30 assists.

The Hawks (1-18, 0-8) continue to fight for their first UVC victory with only one more game still to be played against Medaille College (March 18). Up next for the Hawks in their non-conference schedule is a home match with Nazareth (20-3, 8-0 UVC) March 8 at 7pm. Then Hilbert travels to D’Youville College March 11th but serves as host for Kean College in the 6pm match.


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.