HC Men’s Volleyball Drops Two on Road

Release Date:
January 30, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

January 30, 2005


ROCHESTER, NY – The Hilbert College men’s volleyball team is still searching for their first victory of the season, as they lost two matches to Nazareth College over the weekend, 3-0, 3-0.  The losses drop the Hawks to 0-3 on the season, and 0-3 in North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA) play.


In the first match, Nazareth came away with a three-set sweep (30-22, 30-25, 30-18).  Hilbert got strong efforts from senior Tom Cone (Rapid City, SD/Lincoln) and junior Craig Kilgore (Buffalo, NY/Frontier).  Cone recorded a team-high 19 assists and added three blocks, while Kilgore led the offensive attack with eight kills, and also notched three blocks. 


The second match started off promising for the Hawks, as they dropped the first set, 30-29.  Hilbert couldn’t build on the momentum, though, as they lost the second and third sets, 30-12 and 30-14.  Freshman Robert Gerhard (Angola, NY/Lake Shore) had four kills, while Kilgore also had four kills in the losing effort.


The Hawks look to avenge their two previous defeats as they take on Nazareth College in their first home match of the season, on Tuesday, February 1.  The match is scheduled for 7:00 PM.

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.