Volleyball Slashed By Barons

Release Date:
October 28, 2012
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Box Score

STEUBENVILLE, OH – Facing a red-hot hitting front line, Hilbert dropped three straight sets to Franciscan University October 27 to finish their regular season schedule at 15-10. The Barons (14-14) ended the match hitting .432, shutting down the Hawks 25-16, 25-21 and 25-11 to move to 7-2 in the AMCC. Before the match was played, Hilbert had qualified for their first AMCC post season tournament but after the loss, the Hawks dropped to a sixth seed forcing them to travel for the first round game.

Rachel Kwiatkowski led the Hawks hitting with .667 off six kills, no errors in nine attempts. Allegra Johnson was one kill away from a double, as she finished with nine kills and 10 digs and Jordan Botsford had nine digs and seven kills.

Hitting an incredible .600 from the middle, Anna Cain competed with zero hitting errors and 15 kills while Amy O’Keefe played great defense getting to 11 digs for the home team.

Up next for both programs is a rematch on October 31. Franciscan, the third seeded team, earned the privilege of hosting Hilbert in the first round game of the Allegany Mountain Collegiate Conference play-offs while Bradford (#4) hosts Altoona (#5). Penn State Behrend and Medaille earned first round byes but will face the winners in the semi-final matches. Behrend will host the weekend tourney November 3 and 4 with the AMCC champion gaining an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.

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.