Hawks Take Bradford to Limit

Release Date:
October 18, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333


HAMBURG, NY – After a slow first set, the Hilbert College women’s volleyball team challenged AMCC league-leading Pitt-Bradford in sets two and three before falling to the Panthers 3-1 October 18. The Hawks setter, Shannon Memminger, played tough at the net leading the charge with timely second-hit kills which kept the visitors off balance in the third set. Hilbert drops to 5-14 and 1-5 in league play. 

Jordan Botsford moved to middle hitter as the match progressed and earned double digit kills and digs. Her 10 kills (.158 hitting) combined with 22 digs were both team-leading numbers for the Hawks. Memminger’s 7 kills (.667) were impressive pairing with her 29 assists and 4 aces. Also contributing at the net were Chelsea Reischuck (8 kills), Kayla Lewis (7) and as always, Devan Jonathan finding the perfect spot to place the ball down (6 kills). Besides Botsford’s digs, three other Hawks kept play alive on defense – Reischuck earned 15 digs, Rachel Kwiatkowski had 13 digs (3 blocks), and Jonathan got to 11 balls.

Bradford played big at the net ending several rallies with big blocks and hard, running one foot take-off kills. Bradford improves to 6-1 in league standings and 9-12 overall with the 25-15, 25-20, 27-29, 25-19 victory.

Up next for the Hawks is a road trip to Cresson, PA to face Mount Aloysius (10/22) before they return home for their last local contest October 26 (D’Youville College). Hilbert closes out their season October 29 back down in central PA at Penn State Altoona.

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.