HC Volleyball 1-3 at Westminster Tourney

Release Date:
September 16, 2006
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NEW WILMINGTON, PA – The Hilbert College women’s volleyball team dropped a pair of games on Friday, but rebounded with a split on Saturday at the Westminster College Volley Against Violence Volleyball Tournament. The event raised more than $700.00 and featured eight teams playing a total of 16 matches over the two day event.

Against the University of Pitt-Bradford on Friday, the Panthers came out strong and defeated the Hawks in three games (30-9, 30-24, 30-14). Later in the evening the Hawks fell to host Westminster 30-5, 30-17, and 30-18. Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) led the Hawks with 13 assists and 22 digs over the two-game day. Kristy Gonciarz (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) contributed nine digs.

Saturday the Hawks bounced back to sweep La Roche College in three games (30-26, 30-21, 30-22). Destyn Brown (Ithaca, NY/Ithaca) registered 14 kills while teammate Morgan Oag-Walker (Jamestown, NY/Cassadaga Valley) added 10 digs for the winners.

The final match of the tourney saw the Hawks lose to the University of Pitt-Greensburg in three games (30-15, 30-17, 30-12). Brown came through with nine kills, Stranc dished out 11 assists, and Ashton Vertalino (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) recorded eight digs in the losing effort.

The Hawks (2-8) return to action on Saturday, September 23rd when they play host to the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s (AMCC) University of Pitt-Greensburg at 11:00 am.

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.