Hawks Soar To Finals of Spartan Invitational

Release Date:
August 30, 2008
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Erica Page named to all-tournament team

The Hilbert College women’s volleyball team earned a berth in the finals of the D’Youville College Spartan Invitational with a 3-1 (25-10, 14-25, 26-24, 25-13) victory in the semifinals over Keuka College, Saturday afternoon. The win was the second consecutive victory for the Hawks. Leading the way for the Hawks was junior Destny Brown (Ithaca, NY/Ithaca) who tallied 14 kills and 11 digs in the semifinal match. Sophomore Erica Page (Angola, NY/Lake Shore) also turned in a strong performance with 10 kills and 15 digs. Sophomore Melissa Radder (Cheektowaga, NY/Sacred Heart) turned in a solid defensive effort by registering 14 digs in the win.

In the finals, the host Spartans proved to be too much for Hilbert as the fell 3-1 (25-21, 15-25, 14-25, 17-25) to D’Youville. This was the second defeat at the hands of the Spartans for the hawks in as many days. The Hawks’ effort was hardfought, as they took the opening game of the match from the Spartans. In the finals Page recorded 12 kills and 12 digs to go along with 5 service aces. Senior Melissa Kick (Blasdell, NY/Mt. Mercy Academy) was solid defensively with 9 digs for the Hawks. Brown and Radder each registered 7 digs in the final match.

Page was also named to the Spartan Invitational All-Tournament Team after recording 52 kills and 63 digs on the weekend.

The Hawks resume play Sept. 6 in a Tri-Match at Cazenovia College. Hilbert will play SUNY Institute of Technology at 12 p.m. and Cazenovia at 2 p.m.

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.