Volleyball Captures Last Home Game

Release Date:
October 26, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333


HAMBURG, NY – The Hilbert College women’s volleyball team defeated AMCC rival D’Youville College 3-1 (22-25, 25-21, 25-22, 25-14) October 26.  The Hawks (6-15, 2-6) started out slow, losing the first set 25-22, but bounced back to win the next three sets and ultimately the match against the visiting Spartans (5-20, 0-8).

Shannon Memminger led the Hawks on offense, tallying 35 assists and six service aces.  Chelsea Reischuck {in photo to right} played an all-around game for Hilbert having 10 kills, two service aces, two blocks, and 22 digs in the win.  Jordan Botsford also was a huge contributor adding 11 kills and 20 digs.  Tiara Thomas subbed in late in the third set, and served Hilbert to victory.

For D’Youville, Luciana Payne led on offense with 13 kills and Colleen Brady passed for 22 assists.  Anna Campbell controlled the Spartans defense with 15 digs and three service aces.

The Hilbert Hawks will conclude their season on Saturday, October 29, when they travel to Penn State Altoona to play at 1pm in what will be their final AMCC outing.

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.