Hawks Drop to Medaille In Volleyball
- Release Date:
- February 10, 2011
- The Office of Sports Information
- (716) 649-7900 ext. 333
Buffalo, NY – Hilbert men’s volleyball dropped a non-conference game to #8 ranked Medaille College February 9, (3-0). The Hawks were competitive in the first set (25-20) but after that, Medaille seemed to control the net and kept the Hawks moving around the court chasing well placed balls. The Mavericks .40 hitting percentage was garnered through a balanced attack with seven players earning three or more kills for the match.
Hilbert’s offense was directed by senior Dan Wolfe (Rochester, NY/Irondequoit) who distributed 22 assists. Fellow Ohioans Adam Weaver (Stow, OH/Archbishop Hoban) and RJ Sykora (Stow, OH, Stow-Munroe Falls) had 10 and 9 kills a piece. Sophomore Gary Gawera (Eden, NY/Eden) matched the 9 digs that the boys from Ohio brought up and kept in play. Hilbert had forty-two digs for the 3-set match (25-20, 25-13, 25-17).
The Hawks (0-8, 0-2) travel this weekend to Beverly, MA to participate in the Endicott College Tournament, both Saturday and Sunday. They open up against MIT (11-2) and Eastern Mennonite University (6-6) Saturday then move into pool play on Sunday.
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. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs, one a master’s in criminal justice administration and the other a master’s in public administration, and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.