HC Volleyball Team Drops Two on the Road

Release Date:
September 24, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

PITTSBURGH, PA – The Hilbert College women’s volleyball team lost a pair of matches on the road this weekend in a tri-match at Point Park College. The Hawks fell 30-21, 30-17, 30-25 to the host Pioneers and later lost 30-15, 30-19, 30-20 to the Bethany College Bison.

Kristy Gonciarz (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) recorded six kills and Ashton Vertalino chipped in with nine digs for Hilbert against the Point Park. The 3-0 loss sent the Hawks to 1-9 on the season.

Against the Bison, Hilbert’s Nicolette Newton (Forestville, NY/Forestville) and Keri Bush (Horseheads, NY/Horseheads) combined for 11 kills and eight digs. Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) turned in a solid performance with 13 assists and five kills in a losing effort.

Hilbert (1-10) returns to action at home on Wednesday September 28th for an important Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) match against Medaille College. Starting 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.