First-place PSA too much for HC volleyball team

Release Date:
October 20, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – Penn State Altoona gave the Hilbert College women’s volleyball team their sixth straight loss with a 30-17, 30-17, 30-20 sweep of the Hawks on Saturday. The visiting Lions picked up their fourth straight win as their record improves to 19-5 overall. Now 7-0 and alone in first place in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC), the Lions are eyeing a number one seed in the upcoming conference championship.

The host Hawks were paced by Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) who finished with three kills and 18 digs. Melissa Kick (Blasdell, NY/Mt. Mercy) chipped in with nine assists and nine digs as Hilbert mustered just 10 kills on the afternoon.

The Hawks (8-14, 0-7) await conference foe and local rival Medaille College (5-18, 0-7) at home on Wednesday night in a 7:00 pm match-up.

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.