Men’s Volleyball Downed by PBU

Release Date:
February 25, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – Philadelphia Biblical University handed the Hilbert College men’s volleyball team their ninth loss of the season with a convincing 30-20, 30-19, 30-15 win at the Hafner Recreation Center on Saturday. The Hawks were playing without freshman setter Sean Carroll (Henrietta, NY/Rush-Henrietta) who is out indefinitely with an injury.

Hilbert’s Bobby Gerhard (Angola, NY/Lake Shore) handled the setting duties and finished the day with five kills and 15 assists in Carroll’s absence. Craig Kilgore (Blasdell, NY/Frontier) came through with six kills and nine digs and Luke Whelan (Derby, NY/Lake Shore) chipped in with five kills in the losing effort for the Hawks.

With the win, the Crimson Eagles improved to 6-9 on the year while Hilbert falls to 2-9. The Hawks will play host to Clarke College on Wednesday March 1st at 7:00 PM before closing the regular season at home against Nazareth College and D’Youville College later in the month.

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.