Hawks Beaten By #5 Ranked DYC

Release Date:
March 2, 2004
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March 3, 2004

HAMBURG, N.Y. -- D'Youville College raced to a 30-13, 30-20, and 30-15 win over host Hilbert College last night in men's North East Collegiate Volleyball Association action. The loss snaps a two-match win streak for the Hawks who now stand at 2-11 on the season.

The Hawks were paced by Craig Kilgore's (Frontier/Buffalo, NY) 11 kills and 11 digs.  Dustin Riker (Frontier/Blasdell, NY) chipped in with 14 assists, while Shawn Bottemley (Williamsville South/Williamsville, NY) and Steve Peet (West Seneca West/Orchard Park, NY) combined for 43 digs in a losing effort.

The Hawks said goodbye to seniors John Jordan (Bishop Ludden/Syracuse, NY) and Jeff Mitchell (Sweet Home/Amherst, NY) who played in their last regular season home game at the Hafner Recreation Center.

Number five ranked D'Youville currently leads the NECVA Western Division while the Hawks sit in sixth place. The Hawks are off until March 12 when they travel to Mt. Ida College for a 5 p.m. 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.