AMCC Play Begins for Hawks in Volleyball

Drop two games on the road
Release Date:
September 27, 2010
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Greensburg, PA - The Hilbert College women’s volleyball team traveled to the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg on Saturday, September 25th to compete in their first Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference matches for 2010. Hilbert faced Franciscan University of Steubenville as well asthe host institution, Greensburg. Medaille College  traveled down to the Pittsburgh area although the two Western New York schools did not play each other.

Franciscan took control from the start of the match winning in three sets (25-11, 25-13, 25-22). Hilbert struggled to muster any offense as they finished the match hitting a dismal (-.80) from the floor. Sophomore Rachel Kwiatkowski (West Seneca, NY/Orchard Park) was the only Hawk to finish with a positive hitting percentage (.143) although freshman Chelsea Reischuck (East Aurora, NY/East Aurora) finished with 5 kills. Reischuck had 8 digs to go with senior Amanda Dudek’s (Tonawanda, NY/Tonawanda) 7 digs. 
The Hawks regrouped against Greensburg in the second game. The 4-set match went to the Bobcats (25-12, 25-18, 17-25, 25-20). Kwiatkowski had another strong hitting game earning 5 kills on 8 attempts while sophomore Val Janiga (North Collins, NY/North Collins) led the squad in hitting percentage (.667). 
For the day, freshman setter Shannon Memminger (Amherst, NY/Sweet Home) passes for 31 assists, Dudek led the team in digs (14) and Kwiatkowski scored 4 service aces.
The Hawks look to rebound from the weekend matches when they compete against Medaille College on Wednesday, September 29th at Hilbert’s Hafner Recreation Center.

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.