Hawks Win the Blocking Battle vs. Behrend

Release Date:
April 4, 2013
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HAMBURG, NY – Fred Sickau and Scott Ross led the Hilbert charge at the net with 9 kills each but Penn State Behrend took a 3-0 non-league victory in men’s volleyball April 4. The Hawks, playing their second day without Adam Weaver, continue to find ways to fill the gap of his absence. Different players are stepping up but just couldn’t put the game away when they had their chances. 
Behrend finished the match hitting .312 percentage with 40 team kills. Hilbert struck for 28 kills but gave away 7 points on service errors. Hilbert earned 7.5 blocks at the net out playing Behrend by 1.5.
David Mellerski set for 20 assists and added 11 digsRyan Ratatjczak led with a game-high 15 digs. Anthony Blasz tossed in 5 kills and one solo block while Andrew Duncan posted 2 kills (no errors) and 2 solo blocks. Adam Clabo contributed 5 digs along the way.
Ty Sheehan led the Lions with 11 kills, while Josh Oertly finished with .545 hitting percentage (7 kill/11 attempts). Evan Fullerton led with 26 assists and he split duties with Colin Ingram (10 assists).
The Hawks finish out their season this coming Tuesday, April 9th when they honor their four seniors prior to the non-conference game against Thiel College.

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.