HC Volleyball Team Comes up Short

Release Date:
September 10, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – The Hilbert College women’s volleyball team lost a pair of matches on Saturday at Thiel College in Pennsylvania.

In the first match against the host Tomcats, the Hawks fell 30-22, 30-24, 28-30, 30-25 despite 10 kills from Desiree Miller (Cheektowaga, NY/West Seneca East) and a combined 14 kills from Nicolette Newton (Forestville, NY/Forestville) and Keri Bush (Horseheads, NY/Horseheads). The loss dropped the Hawks to 1-6 on the season.

Later in the day, a talented Lake Erie College Storm team earned a hard fought 3-0 (30-24, 30-22, 30-27) win over the Hawks. Hilbert was led by Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) who had 18 assists and eight digs in the losing effort. The Hawks Ashton Vertalino (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) chipped in with 10 digs and Janelle Layfield (Olean, NY/Olean) added five blocks in the match.

The Hilbert College women’s volleyball team plays their first home match of the 2005 season on Wednesday, September 21 against Keuka College. Start time is scheduled for 7:00 pm at the Hafner Recreation Center.

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.