Saxon Win Battle at Net

Volleyball making positive strides
Release Date:
October 9, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
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ALFRED, NY – Hilbert College traveled to Alfred University on Thursday, October 8th for a non-conference women’s volleyball match. After 4 very close games, Hilbert drove home with another frustrating loss, dropping their overall record to 2-11. The Saxons improved to 2-14 having won their second match in a row.

Coach Amanda Logue indicated “our team was playing error-less volleyball in the first match; we didn’t have any attack errors, and ball passing was perfect. We didn’t even have any service errors. It was a great game.” The set score for game 1 was 27-25 in favor of Hilbert. Set two, three and four were all very close games again with scores of 25-22, 25-22, and 25-20 all in favor of Alfred. 
Junior outside hitter Carole Jones (Bliss, NY/Letchworth) left the match near the end of the first game with a foot injury and, as much as the team tried to recover from her absence, they just came up short the next three games. Dale Jonathan, the sophomore setter from Basom, NY (Akron HS), had an impressive match with 24 assists and Erica Page (Angola, NY/Lake Shore)  had 8 kills, 3 service aces and 8 digs.  Senior Melissa Radder (Cheektowaga, NY/Sacred Heart Academy) contributed on the defensive end with 8 digs as well. 
Hilbert travels to St. John Fisher College on Saturday, October 10 for a tri-match beginning at 11 am. During the day, Hilbert will play St. John Fisher at 1pm and then Cazenovia at 3pm. The Hawks next home match is set for Tuesday, October 13th when they host 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.