Hilbert Men's Volleyball Earns Weekend Split to Record First Win

Release Date:
February 23, 2004
The Office of Sports Information
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February 23, 2004

HAMBURG, N.Y.- The Hilbert College men's volleyball team came from two games down Saturday afternoon to record their first ever win 19-30, 24-30, 30-24, 30-22, and 15-7 over visiting Baptist Bible College. The win snaps a 40-match losing steak and gives head coach Adam Jolley his first career win as the men's volleyball coach at Hilbert.

Craig Kilgore (Frontier/Buffalo, NY) recorded 19 kills and Tom Cone (St. Thomas Moore/Rapid City, SD) added 15. Dustin Riker (Frontier/Blasdell, NY) added 33 assists and four blocks to secure the win for Hilbert (1-10). 

Friday night the Hawks lost to Eastern Mennonite University 30-9, 30-12, and 30-12.

Steve Peet (West Seneca West/Orchard Park, NY) led the Hawks with 23 digs, while Shawn Bottemley (Williamsville South/Williamsville, NY) chipped in with five assists in the losing effort.

The Hawks return to action at the Hafner Recreation Center at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 against Villa Julie College.


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.