Hawks Volleyball Team Drops Three Over the Weekend

Release Date:
February 9, 2004
The Office of Sports Information
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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Hilbert College men’s volleyball team dropped three matches over the weekend to fall to 0-5 on the season.

Friday night Hilbert fell to Philadelphia Bible College 30-16, 30-21, and 30-20. The Hawks were led by Craig Kilgore’s (Frontier/Buffalo, NY) seven kills while teammate Dustin Riker (Frontier/Blasdell, NY) added five assists and four digs.

On Saturday the Hawks traveled to Villa Julie College and lost 30-20, 30-23, and 30-20.  Kilgore led Hilbert with a team high seven kills while contributing four digs. Tommy Cone (St. Thomas More/Rapid City, SD) chipped in with six kills and seven digs and Shawn Bottemley (Williamsville South/Williamsville, NY) contributed 13 assists in a losing effort.

Saturday afternoon the Hawks played Eastern Menonite University and again came up short 30-11, 30-12, and 30-19. Kilgore finished with five kills, while Riker contributed eight assists and four digs. 

The Hawks are off until Thursday night when they return home to the Hafner Recreation Center to face Medaille College at 8 p.m. 

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.