Volleyball Hawks drop pair on the road

Release Date:
February 9, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

UTICA, NY- The Hilbert College men’s volleyball team dropped their first two matches of the 2008 season while on the road in Utica, NY. In Saturday’s first match, the Hawks lost to SUNY Purchase 0-3 (23-30, 26-30, 21-30), while the second match saw the visitors fall to conference foe SUNYIT 0-3 (20-30, 21-30, 19-30).

Freshman Dan Wolfe (Rochester, NY/Irondequoit) led the team with 10 kills while junior Matt Nash (Green Island, NY/Catholic Central) dished out 22 assists against SUNY Purchase. Robert Gerhard (Angola, NY/Lake Shore) contributed defensively with 18 digs and five solo blocks in the contest.

Against SUNYIT, Wolfe and Gerhard paced the Hawks with a combined 14 of the team’s 24 kills. Wolfe also chipped in defensively with 14 digs. Teammate Luke Whelan (Buffalo, NY/Lake Shore) added three solo blocks in the loss.

The Hawks (0-2) will look for their first win of the season when they play host to D’Youville College on February 13th at 7:00 PM at the Hafner Recreation Center.

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.