PSB Handles HC in Volleyball

Release Date:
October 4, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

ERIE, PA – League leading Penn State Behrend took three straight games from visiting Hilbert College last night in women’s NCAA volleyball action. The host Behrend Lions (15-7/3-0) sent the Hawks home with their third loss in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) after winning 30-16, 30-17, 30-13.

Nicolette Newton (Forestville, NY/Forestville) led the Hawks with six kills and Ashton Vertalino (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) chipped in with 10 digs. Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) added 13 assists in a losing effort.

The Hawks (1-14/0-3) will travel to AMCC foe University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg on Saturday, October 8th for a 1:00 pm contest with the Bobcats (5-17/2-1).

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.