Hawks Fly Past Saxons in Five Games

Release Date:
October 10, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
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The Hilbert College women’s volleyball team snapped a seven game losing streak and defeated Alfred University 3-2 (26-24, 25-27, 19-25, 25-20, 15-13) on Thursday evening at the Hafner Recreation Center. With the Win, the Hawks improve their record to 6-10 on the season and 1-3 in AMCC play.

The Hawks outlasted the visiting Saxons 26-25 to take game one of the match. Alfred bounced back and took games two and three from the Hawks, to push the match to the brink. Easterbrook’s squad responded however, winning the fourth and fifth games in dramatic fashion. In game five, the Hawks allowed the Saxons to battle back and tie the deciding game at 13 before claiming victory.

Defensively, the Hawks were led by freshman Elizabeth Delbert (Cheektowaga, NY/West Seneca East) who tallied a team-best 38 digs in the victory. Other defensive aces included junior Destyn Brown (Ithaca, NY/Ithaca) and senior Melissa Kick (Blasdell, NY/Mt. Mercy) who posted 17 and 21 digs respectively.

Offensively it was sophomore Erica Page (Angola, NY/Lakeshore) who paced the Hawks with 17 kills, while senior Kristy Gonciarz (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) and Delbert chipped in with 10 kills apiece.

The Hawks return to action Oct. 15 at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

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.