Men's Volleyball Beats SUNYIT At Cross-Over Weekend

Release Date:
February 11, 2012
The Office of Sports Information
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SUNYIT BOX                    STEVENS BOX

HOBOKEN, NJ – Hilbert College opened the afternoon with a 3-2 United Volleyball Conference (UVC) win over SUNYIT before they dropped a 3-0 loss to #8 ranked Stevens Institute in men’s volleyball February 11.  Adam Weaver led the Hawks offense with 18 kills and Scott Ross controlled the net with 7.5 blocks during the two matches played. All twelve teams in the conference traveled to Stevens for the two-day eastern regional cross-over tournament that concludes Sunday.
In an exciting opening game, the Hawks beat SUNYIT in 5 sets (20-25, 25-18, 22-25, 25-21 15-10). Anthony Blasz had a great hitting match (.529) in the middle with 11 kills (2 solo blocks) complementing Weaver’s 13 kills and  Ross’s 6 solo blocks. Stephen Phillips directed the offense with 39 assists and Adam Clabo (game-high 13), Ryan Ratajczak, and Phillips kept play alive with the combined 37 digs. The Hawks dominated the net earning 13.5 blocks as a team.
Stevens controlled the pace of the game in the afternoon match where the top ten team in men’s volleyball captured a three-set win (25-9, 25-12, 25-14). Weaver’s (.214) hitting percentage led the Hawks who were credited with 16 kills as a team. Steven’s finished the match hitting (.552) with a total of 41 kills. 
Hilbert’s final contest during the weekend is against New York University February 12.


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.