Hawks Lose Tri-Match at Home

Release Date:
October 1, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
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HAMBURG, NY – The Hilbert College women’s volleyball team lost a pair of matches on Saturday falling to AMCC foe La Roche College and Fredonia State at the Hafner Recreation Center.

Against La Roche, the visiting Redhawks rallied from a 2-1 deficit to come from behind and beat the host Hawks 28-30, 30-23, 31-33, 30-22, and 15-9. Desiree Miller (Cheektowaga, NY/West Seneca East) led the Hawks offense with 11 kills and six digs while teammate Nicolette Newton (Forestville, NY/Forestville) chipped in with nine kills and 13 digs. Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) dished out 34 assists and 12 digs to round out the Hawks offense.

The Fredonia State Blue Devils took three straight games (30-8, 30-14, 30-21) from the Hawks and erased any hopes of a Hilbert College split on the afternoon. Stranc recorded 10 assists and three digs and Newton and Kristy Gonciarz (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) combined for eight kills to lead the Hawks struggling offense. Ashton Vertalino (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) provided eight digs in a losing effort.

The Hawks (1-13/0-2) will have to regroup quickly as they travel to conference leader Penn State Behrend (14-7/2-0) on Tuesday, October 4th for a 7:00 pm 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. 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.