Hawks Clipped By Mavericks

Release Date:
September 29, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Hamburg, NY - The Hilbert College women’s volleyball team hosted crosstown rival Medaille College on Wednesday, September 29 in what would be a quick match ending in 56 minutes. Hilbert played even in all three sets (17-25, 15-25, 17-25), but around the mid-teens score Medaille turned it up a notch and finished each set strong (3-0). The visiting Mavericks improved to 2-1 in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) play (10-6 overall) while Hilbert moved to 0-3 (3-11 overall).

Sophomore middle hitter Rachel Kwiatkowski (West Seneca, NY/Orchard Park) led the team with 5 kills by hitting .455 from the front line.  Senior libero Amanda Dudek (Tonawanda, NY/Tonawanda) and sophomore outside hitter Brittany Baum (Jamestown, NY/Jamestown) each worked hard to keep the ball alive off Medaille’ s attacks. Both Hawks had 10 digs each in the three-set loss.
Up next for Hilbert is a trip to Pittsburgh, PA on October 2 when they play La Roche College in another AMCC match-up. La Roche is 4-7 overall and this Saturday’s game will be the Red Hawks first conference game of the season.

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.