Hawks Win First Match of the Season

Hilbert goes 1-1 in Saturday matches
Release Date:
September 15, 2009
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CAZENOVIA, NY- The Hilbert Hawks women’s volleyball team picked up its first win of the season on Saturday as it was a decisive 3-0 (25-11), (25-23), (25-22) victory over Bard College. The Hawks participated in a tri-match at Cazenovia College finishing the weekend 1-1 as they fell short against the Wildcats.

The Hawks continued to improve this weekend as they played their first match tough against Cazenovia College. Hilbert racked up sixteen kills as a team against the Wildcats. Sophomore Dale Jonathan (Basom, NY/Akron Central) recorded five of the sixteen kills throughout the four game match. Also playing well for the Hawks on offense was freshman Rachel Kwiatkowski (West Seneca, NY/Orchard Park) tallying seventeen assists. On the defensive side junior Erica Page (Angola, NY/Lake Shore) recorded ten digs for Hilbert. The Hawks were defeated in four games (29-31), (14-25), (27-25), (16-25).
The Hawks returned to the floor later that day at 1p.m. where they faced Bard College. Hilbert played solid offense and defense in recording three straight wins (31-29), (25-23), (25-22). Sophomore Dale Jonathan (Basom, NY/Akron Central) came up big in all three games tallying five kills giving her a total of ten kills on the day. Freshman Rachel Kwiatkowski (West Seneca, NY/Orchard Park) dished out eight assists giving her a total of twenty five for the day. Junior Erica Page (Angola, NY/Lake Shore), junior Brandi Mack (Gasport, NY/Royhart) Dale Jonathan,  Rachel Kwiakowski,sophomore Amanda Dudek (Tonawanda, NY/Tonawanda) and senior Melissa Radder (Cheektowaga, NY/Sacred Heart) combine for nineteen digs on the defensive side helping propel the Hawks to their first victory of the year.
The Hawks record now stands at (1-5) on the season. Hilbert returns to action on Wednesday September, 16 at 7pm in Hafner Gym for their first home match of the season. The Hawks face cross town rival Medaille College for the second time this season. The Mavericks defeated Hilbert earlier this season 3-0. 

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.