Bengals Top Hawks in Volleyball

Release Date:
October 3, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
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HAMBURG, NY – Buffalo State rebounded from an early 30-32 loss in game one to take the next three 30-15, 30-10, and 30-27 to earn a 3-1 women’s volleyball contest over Hilbert College. Tuesday night’s defeat drops the Hawks to 2-13 overall while the visiting Bengals improve to 3-14 on the season.

“Give credit to Buffalo State for turning up their service game,” said Hawks coach Tim Clauss. “Our 22 reception errors really hurt us tonight.”

Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) paced the Hawks offensively with eight kills and 13 assists. Ashton Vertalino (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) and Morgan Oag-Walker (Jamestown, NY/Cassadaga Valley) led the defense with 15 digs apiece.

Hilbert will regroup for a tri-match at Cazenovia College this Saturday. The Hawks will face SUNY Institute of Technology at 2:00 and then face the host Wildcats at 4:00 pm.

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.