Women's Volleyball Advances to Semifinals of Spartan Invitational

Hawks earn a split againt local foes
Release Date:
August 29, 2008
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The Hilbert College women’s volleyball team kicked off their season Friday afternoon at the Spartan Invitational hosted by D’youville College. Hilbert went 1-1 on day one of the tournament. In the first match of the evening, the Hawks fell 3-0 to the Spartans. The improved D’youville squad earned the sweep 25-17, 25-12, 25-17. The hawks fought hard behind the efforts of junior Destyn Brown (Ithaca, NY/Ithaca) who led the hawks with 6 kills. Sophomore Brandi Mack (Gasport, NY/Roy Hart) played a solid game for Hilbert snaring 9 digs in the losing effort.

In the second match of the evening the Hawks squared off against AMCC rival Medaille in a non-conference contest. The Hawks defeated Medaille in four games 25-20, 20-25, 29-27, 25-18 . With the victory, Hilbert advances to the semifinals on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. at D’youville. The Hawks will take on Keuka College.

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.