D'Youville Tops Hilbert

Release Date:
October 21, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The Hilbert College women’s volleyball team honored its two seniors Kristy Gonciarz (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) and Melissa Kick (Blasdell, NY/Mt. Mercy) on Tuesday evening at the Hafner Recreation Center before their match against local rival D’Youville College.

On the hard-court, the Spartans bested the Hawks for the fourth time this season 3-0 (25-12, 25-17, 25-18). With the loss, the Hawks fall to 6-13 overall.

Offensively, the Hawks were led by Kick, who recorded 11 assists and one ace on the evening. Kick also chipped in defensively with 9 digs. Sophomore Erica Page (Angola, NY/Lakeshore) recorded a team-high 4 kills for Hilbert. Junior Destyn Brown (Ithaca, NY/Ithaca) notched 7 digs and 2 kills on the evening.

The Hawks return to action Oct. 25 at Penn State Altoona in an AMCC match.

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.