Hilbert Drops to #2 Nazareth College
- Release Date:
- March 8, 2011
- The Office of Sports Information
- (716) 649-7900 ext. 333
Hamburg, NY - The Hilbert College men’s volleyball team gave Nazareth College a battle March 8th before they fell to the 2nd ranked team in the AVCA Division III national poll, 3-0. Nazareth came out swinging the first two sets yet Hilbert responded with great defense, strong passing and powerful hitting. The Hawks fought back in both sets taking the wind out of the Golden Flyers’ sail for a brief time. Nazareth (21-3) opened the third set focused and easily took the match with set scores 25-18, 25-20, 25-8.
Leading the way in his first match back, freshman Adam Weaver (Stow, OH/Archbishop Hoban) led the Hawks with 6 kills, and senior RJ Sykora (Stow, OH/Stow Munroe Falls) dished for seven assists while getting to 6 digs.
Hilbert (1-19) hosts Kean College Friday, March 11 at a match which will be played at D’Youville College beginning at 6pm. Kean will then compete against D’Youville immediately following the Hawks match.
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.