Buffalo State Tops HC Volleyball Team

Release Date:
October 13, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

BUFFALO, NY – The Buffalo State Bengals women’s volleyball team earned a 3-0 win over the Hilbert College Hawks Thursday night at the Buffalo State Sports Arena. The Bengals (2-25) picked up their second win of the year after a tight 30-26 win in game one before battling to 30-19, and 30-12 victories in games two and three.

The Hawks (1-18) were paced by Desiree Miller’s (Cheektowaga, NY/West Seneca East) five kills while Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) continued her strong play with 17 assists and 12 digs. Ashton Vertalino (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) served up three aces in a losing effort.

Hilbert struggled to contain the Bengals Sam Damstetter who had nine kills and 16 digs to lead the winners.

The Hawks will regroup quickly as they play host to Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) foe Frostburg State on Saturday, October 15th. The home tri-match will also feature Oberlin College and is scheduled for a 1:00 pm start 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.