Volleyball Almost Grabs One

Plays tough match against cross-town foe
Release Date:
October 28, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
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HAMBURG, NY -  As the season comes to an end, last night’s thrilling 4-set match against cross town and Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference rival D’Youville  College showcased the significant improvement made by the Hilbert Hawks. Beyond taking one game from DYC, all the games were competitive and crowd pleasing (18-25, 25-21, 14-25, 22-25). The Hawks managed their side of the net with fewer errors and stronger hitting and setting for the day.   Hilbert’s record stands at 4-17 and 1-7 conference. D’Youville moves to 9-16, 3-5.

Junior Carole Jones (Bliss, NY/Letchworth) was a fierce competitor at the net earning 15 kills in her 40 attempts while freshman Jamie Racinowski (Kenmore, NY/Kenmore West) finished with 5 kills. Another freshman came through for the Hawks at the net with 21 assists – Rachel Kwiatkowski from Orchard Park, NY put the ball up high and had perfect placement for her team mates to smack. Sophomore Amanda Dudek (Tonawanda, NY/Tonawanda) gave her team more opportunities for additional points rather than side outs with her strong, consistent serving.
The last set of conference games are set for Saturday, October 31 at Hilbert College against AMCC league leader, Frostburg State University (26-4, 8-0) at 1pm and against the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg (6-14, 4-4) at 3:30pm. Also, the women’s volleyball program will be honoring its lone senior on the squad this fall: Melissa Radder from Cheektowaga who graduated from Sacred Heart Academy.
Please note: Medaille College will also be on campus playing the same opponents (Frostburg and Greensburg) but at opposite times. There will be two volleyball courts hosting AMCC games, side by side, at the same times. Medaille College and Hilbert College will not play one another on Saturday.

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.