Bobcats drop Hawks in AMCC volleyball opener

Release Date:
September 22, 2007
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GREENSBURG, PA – The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg opened Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) volleyball play with a 3-0 win over Hilbert College on Saturday. The Bobcats wasted little time in picking up their second straight win with a convincing 30-14, 30-13, 30-20 victory to improve to 4-9 overall and 1-0 in the conference.

The visiting Hawks (7-5, 0-1) struggled to find their offense and managed just 16 kills out of 50 attacks on the day. Erica Page (Angola, NY/Lake Shore) recorded seven digs and Melissa Kick (Blasdell, NY/Mt. Mercy) distributed 13 of the Hawks 15 assists. Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) and Destyn Brown (Ithaca, NY/Ithaca) combined for eight kills in a losing effort.

Hilbert will regroup for a match at Penn State Behrend on Wednesday, September 26th. The 2006 AMCC regular season champion Behrend Lions currently boast a 10-5 mark and own a 1-0 record in the conference.

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.