Hawks Upend Rival Mavericks in Five Games

Release Date:
September 13, 2008
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The Hilbert College women’s volleyball team earned a hard-fought five-game victory (25-22, 10-25, 23-25, 25-16, 15-10) over Medaille College, on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Hawks improve their overall record to 5-3.

The Hawks took game one from the visiting Mavericks 25-22, but dropped the next two sets 10-25 and 23-25. The Hawk’s responded to some hard coaching from second year coach Mary Easterbrook and managed to grind out the final two games 26-16 and 15-10 on their way to the victory.

Sophomore Erica Page (Angola, N.Y./Lakeshore) anchored the Hawk defense with 20 digs. Page also contributed some offense with 8 kills.

Senior Melissa Kick (Blasdell, NY/Mt. Mercy) led the way offensively for the Hawks, as she posted a team-high 23 assists.

“It wasn’t pretty but a win is a win,” said head coach Mary Easterbrook. “We showed some good resolve to battle back and that’s what I am most proud of.”

The Hawks return to action Sept. 20 at 1 p.m. in a tri-match hosted by Keuka College. The Hawks will face host Keuka and Concordia 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.