Hawks Participate in MIT Invitational

Release Date:
March 9, 2009
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The Hilbert College men’s volleyball team participated in the MIT Invitational Tournament in Cambridge, MA this weekend (March 7-8, 2009). The Hawks went 0-4 on the weekend. The four losses drop the Hawks’ record to 3-16 overall.

The Hawks dropped their first match of the weekend to Mt. Ida College 3-2 (30-28, 30-26, 28-30, 26-30, 7-15). Hilbert took the first two games of the match but dropped the final three games of the match to earn the defeat. Freshman Andrew Carll (North Tonawanda, NY/North Tonawanda) led the Hawks with 17 kills. Vince Amico (Buffalo, NY/Timon St. Jude) paced the Hawks’ offense with 41 assists.

The Second match of the weekend saw the Hawks take on Emmanuel College. The Hawks dropped the second match 3-0 (30-19, 30-14, 30-20). Sophomore RJ Sykora (Stow, OH/Stow-Munroe) led Hilbert with 11 kills. Amico dished out 23 assists to facilitate much of the Hawks’ offense.

Hilbert dropped the third match of the weekend to host MIT 3-0 (30-9, 30-17, 30-21). Skyora again led the Hilbert attack with six kills. Carll chipped in with 5 kills.

The final match of the weekend pitted Hilbert against New Haven College. Hilbert fell to New Haven 3-0 (30-15, 30-26, 30-18). Skyora paced the Hawks with 9 kills and 5 digs. Sophomore Dan Wolfe (Rochester, NY/Irondequoit) chipped in with 10 digs and two blocks.

The Hawks close out their regular season Thursday March 12 at NECVA Western Division foe D’Youville College.

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.