HC Volleyball Team Gets First Win

Release Date:
February 11, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. – The Hilbert College men’s volleyball team picked up their first win of the 2006 season with a 30-23, 30-17, 30-28 victory over SUNY Purchase on Saturday at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Invitational. Emmanuel College won the overall crown with the visiting Hawks (1-6) placing seventh out of the eight team field.

In Friday night’s second round, the Hawks fell (10-30, 15-30, 19-30) to the University of New Haven before falling to Emmanuel College (14-30, 12-30, 24-30). Saturday the Hawks fell 25-30, 20-30, 29-31 to Lasell College before salvaging the weekend with the victory over SUNY Purchase.

Hilbert’s Bobby Gerhard (Angola, NY/Lake Shore) finished the weekend with 26 kills and 21 digs while setter Sean Carroll (Henrietta, NY/Rush-Henrietta) collected 72 assists. Craig Kilgore (Blasdell, NY/Frontier) added 23 kills and Luke Whelan (Derby, NY/Lake Shore) came through with five blocks.

The Hawks will resume North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA) play on Tuesday, February 14th at local rival Medaille College. Match time against the Mavericks 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.